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Punch Brothers, Dawes spearhead Bonnaroo roots acts

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Punch Brothers and Dawes are among the country and bluegrass acts playing this year's edition of Bonnaroo, which was announced Tuesday.

Other acts joining the fest from June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. are The Bluegrass Situation Superjam featuring Ed Helms, Trampled By Turtles, Sturgill Simpson, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Rhiannon Giddens of Caroline Chocolate Drops, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Pokey Lafarge.

Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel and DeadMau5 are the headliners for the festival.

Tickets go on sale at noon, Saturday, Jan. 17.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
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