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Malo kicks off Americana series

Friday, February 5, 2010 – Raul Malo will kick off the Americana Music Association's second annual "Live at The Bluebird Cafe" concert series in Nashville later this month. The six-show series, sponsored by the Gibson Foundation, will feature artists who help define Americana music.

AMA board member Malo starts the series on Feb. 19. On March 4, in an evening billed as "White Trash In Your Living Room," fellow board member Rodney Crowell will appear with Mary Gauthier, Minton Sparks and Elizabeth Cook. Later in the month 2004 Americana Instrumentalist of the Year Will Kimbrough will be on hand at the intimate venue.

"It's terrific to be back at the Bluebird for a second year" said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the not for profit organization. "This series is an extension of our annual festival and conference in that it offers yet another opportunity for music lovers to experience Americana at its finest."

"We are thrilled to partner with the Americana Music Association again to host some of the genre's legendary artists and performers," said Erika Wollam Nichols, General Manager of the venue. "The intimacy of the Bluebird allows the audience to connect to the music in a traditional fashion, just as if the performers were playing on your front porch - up close and personal!"

The series runs every Thursday from Feb. 18 through March 25. Series passes are priced $125 for all 6 shows and available through Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. central from the AMA by calling 615-386-6936. Individual shows are priced $25 per show.

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