The Civil Wars, The Jayhawks, Foster & Lloyd play Americana fest
Thursday, August 18, 2011
– The Civil Wars, The Jayhawks, Foster & Lloyd and Marty Stuart are among the acts slated to play showcases at the 12th annual Americana Music Festival from Oct. 12-15.
More than 100 acts will perform in the showcases. Other acts slated toplay are Gurf Morlix, JD Souther, Will Hoge, Elizabeth Cook and Marshall Chapman. They'll be joined by up and coming acts Amy LaVere, The Farewell Drifters, Catherine Britt and The David Mayfield Parade.
The festival is open to the general public.
Others confirmed to play are Black Lillies, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Bottle Rockets, Carrie Rodriguez, Connie Smith, David Wax Museum, The Dirt Daubers, Elephant Revival, The Gourds, Grayson Capps, The Greencards, Hymn for Her, Ian McLagan, John Oates, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Kenny Vaughan , Lake Street Dive, Lera Lynn, Malcolm Holcombe, Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, New Country Rehab, North Mississippi Allstars, Patrick Sweany, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Tim Easton, Tommy Womack & the Rush to Judgment, The Vespers and Will Kimbrough.
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