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First Deep Roots announces line-up

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – The inaugural Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival will feature Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon and the David Grisman Sextet at its West Virginia setting in September, it was announced today.

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Shooter Jennings with Waymore's Outlaws, Melvin Seals & JGB will also play the fest slated for Sept. 15-18 on Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, West Va.

Bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will fill the bill with more to be announced.

"First and foremost," says festival founder Claude Ryan, "we wanted to reconnect the local community with a festival scene that our region had lost." He adds, "Marvin's Mountaintop is considered one of the all-time greatest festival locations in the country, but it has not hosted a major music festival since All Good moved in 2012."

"We aim to work with the local community to create a festival that welcomes folks of all ages, where anyone can create a memorable experience in a family friendly environment," says Ryan.

The festival pays homage to its West Virginia roots, including local and regional acts in its lineup.

Acts on the bill include:
Cabinet
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Black Lillies
Yarn
The Movement
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart's Muscle Theory
Larry Keel Experience
The Hip Abduction
Cornmeal
Girls, Guns & Glory
Spiritual Rez
The Woodshedders
Megan Jean & The KFB
Hillbilly Gypsies
Fletcher's Grove
The Jacobs Ferry Stragglers
Poor Taters
Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns
Hillbilly Carnival
I-Vibes
Low Seam
The Kind Thieves
Rus Reppert

Advance price three-day passes go on sale this Tuesday, May 3 at 10 a.m eastern. Advance tickets are $130 for general admission and $570 for VIP.

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