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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.

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Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»