Lynne, Taylor, Snider join AMA fest
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
– Shelby Lynne, Chip Taylor, Tony Joe White, Paul Thorn, John Oates and Todd Snider's Rock & Roll Revue featuring Jason D. Williams, Dan Baird and Friends are among the acts added to the Americana Music Association shindig in September.
The newly named acts also will be joined by newer acts American Aquarium, Defibulators, Shannon Whitworth, Frontier Ruckus, Cadillac Sky and Sarah Jarosz.
The nighttime festival from Sept. 8-11 is open to the general public. Advance wristbands are $50 and can be purchased at americanamusic.org or by calling the AMA office 615-386-6936). Wristbands are good for admission to all venues during the four-day event. Music industry professionals and those interested in the business of great music can purchase Full Day Festival and Conference Registrations at the reduced rate of $350 for Americana Music Association members and $450 for non-members. Rates will go up on Aug. 20.
Artists playing the fest are 18 South, Abigail Washburn, Chapmans, Charlie Louvin, Cherryholmes, Chuck Mead, Corb Lund, Danny Barnes, Dex Romweber Duo, Elizabeth Cook, Exene Cervenka, Frazey Ford, Hayes Carll, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Kevin Gordon, Mary Gauthier, Micky and the Motorcars, Over the Rhine, Paul Burch and the WPA Ball Club, Peter Case, Peter Karp & Sue Foley, Randy Kohrs Band, Raul Malo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rayland Baxter, Richard Julian, Sara Storer, Steeldrivers, Stone Honey, Stone River Boys, Susan Cowsill, Sweetback Sisters, The Black Lillies, The Chapmans, The Sadies, Todd Thibaud, Tommy Emmanuel, Tristen, Troy Cassar-Daley and Will Kimbrough.
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