Thursday, April 30, 2009
– Twangfest is coming back for its 13th edition in June with Alejandro Escovedo, Jason Isbell, Bruce Robison, Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles and Eilen Jewell among the performers.
The festival will be held June 10-13 with rock, pop. Soul and country music part of the mix.
Kicking off the festival at The Pageant on Wednesday, June 10, is Escovedo. Opening will be Western Swing trio of Hot Club of Cowtown and Memphis singer Amy Lavere.
On Thursday, June 11, Twangfest moves to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill with rockabilly swing veterans Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys, Texas songwriter Bruce Robison, Boston-based Eilen Jewell and St. Louis roots rockers Brothers Lazaroff.
Austin jazz and jump blues band the Asylum Street Spankers make their first appearance at Twangfest, headlining Friday night, June 12 at the Duck Room. Also on the bill are raunchy rhythm & blues legend Andre Williams, Boston's torch and twangers Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles and indie-rock-meets-soul band Jon Hardy & the Public from St. Louis.
The festival closes out on Saturday, June 13 with ex-Drive-By Truckers Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit. Also on the bill is Daddy, the country rock collaboration between Nashville songwriting veterans Tommy Womack and Will Kimbrough. Rounding out the evening is Americana act the Deep Vibration, also from Nashville, and St. Louis indie folk experimentalists Theodore.
Four-day passes to Twangfest are on sale now through the KDHX on-line store for $120 and single night tickets are also available for advance purchase through Ticketmaster. All proceeds from the four-day passes go directly to KDHX Community Media, a non-profit, non-commercial radio, TV and film institution, celebrating its 21st year.