Sign up for newsletter
 

Yoakam, Miller, Wiilliams, Griffin top AmericanaFest

Thursday, August 4, 2016 – Dwight Yoakam, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin will top the bill of the AmericanaFest being held this weekend in New York City.

A celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz will be part of the weekend events, featuring The Midnight Ramble Band under the musical direction of Larry Campbell with special guests Bob Weir, Dr. John, Howard Johnson, Anderson East, Miller, Williams and Griffin.

The free fest focuses on "Roots of American Music." The lineup also features Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones, Mary Gauthier, Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens, Parker Millsap and The Cactus Blossoms.

The daily line-up is:
Saturday, Aug. 6, Hearst Plaza, 1 p.m.
Mary Gauthier
Those Pretty Wrongs featuring Jody Stephens
Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones

Damrosch Bandshelll, 7 p.m.
Parker Millsap
A Tribute to The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary - The Midnight Ramble Band w/ musical direction by Larry Campbell
Featuring:
Dr. John
Howard Johnson
Bob Weir
Lucinda Williams
Patty Griffin
Buddy Miller
Anderson East

Sunday, Aug. 7, Damrosch Bandshell, 7 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam with special guests The Cactus Blossoms

All events are free with no tickets required. Events take place on Lincoln Center's plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd St to West 65th St.

The third annual event is being sponsored by the Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center as part of Lincoln Center's Out Of Doors series.

More news for Americana Music Association

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: Three years late(r), wait for Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon was worth it – The album, "Solstice," coming out this Friday from Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, took "only" three years to be released by New West. The recording sessions were an outgrowth of a few friends getting together and recording music. Those friends would be folks like Birds of Chicago and Amy Helm (on the album,... »»»
Concert Review: Guthrie brings welcome vibe of sweetness – Before launching into "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie recalled how his father taught him this song when he was just eight or nine. His father, however, wasn't just any father, but the father of protest folk music, Woody Guthrie. Then when Arlo's daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, took the stage midway through the first half of the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

The Long Ryders return to action The Long Ryders have come a long way since they were initially associated with other Los Angeles relatively retro acts collected under the Paisley Underground umbrella. Even back during the mid to late '80s,... »»»
Taylor uncovers the past, offering new perspectives Suffice it to say that the past has always loomed large throughout Chip Taylor's career. That's all the more obvious if only for the fact that Taylor wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the '60s, "Wild Thing"... »»»
Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Love and Revelation CD review - Love and Revelation
Some might say all you need to know about Over The Rhine is its primary lead vocalist, Karin Bergquist. And that's true; her angelic singing - alone throughout "Love & Revelation" - makes the album well worth your ear time. »»»
GIRL CD review - GIRL
Maren Morris, who had a huge pop hit with "The Middle," is never going to be anybody's ideal traditional country singer. Although, thankfully, there isn't anything that mind-numbingly beat-driven on her "GIRL" album,  »»»