Hiatt, Williams give the State of the Union
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
– John Hiatt and Lucinda Williams who are playing in the State of the Union series coming this summer in Chicago, New York, Nashville and California.
The series is presented by the Americana Music Association, Newport Folk Presents and City Winery at City Winery venues.
Chicago artists are Leo Kottke Aug. 26-27 and Williams Sept. 23-24. Both Williams shows are sold out.
In Napa, Cal., Richie Furay plays Aug. 19 and Gregory Alan Isakov on Aug. 20.
Iris Dement plays Nashville on July 12, Steep Canyon Rangers on Aug. 26 and Peter Rowan and Ramblin' Jack Elliott on Sept. 3.
The New York line-up includes Blake Mills 7/31, Hiatt on Aug. 15-16 and John Hammond & G. Love on Sept. 28.
The organizations presented artists in the same cities in January as well in an effort to support roots music.
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