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Old Crow, Leftover Salmon, TBT play Delfest

Friday, January 16, 2015 – The eighth installment of Del Fest will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, Leftover Salmon and Trampled by Turtles.

DelFest, which will be held in Cumberland, Md. from May 21-24, will present first time acts Lake Street Dive, Shovels and Rope, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, D.C. area favorites and IBMA Hall of Fame members Seldom Scene and Billy Strings & Don Julin.

The Del McCoury Band, which created the fest, of course, will be playing. Others on the bill are:
Railroad Earth
Greensky Bluegrass
The Travelin' McCourys
Hot Rize
The Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Gibson Brothers
Sierra Hull
The Larry Keel Experience
Joe Craven
The Black Lillies
Mandolin Orange
Billy Strings & Don Julin
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Dead Winter Carpenters
Ashleigh Flynn & The Back Porch Majority

Delfest will be immediately preceded by a three-day music academy hosted by The Travelin' McCourys, along with Leigh Gibson of the Gibson Brothers band, and seven-time IBMA mandolin player of the year nominee Sierra Hull.

Four-day festival tickets are currently on sale at www.delfest.com along with DELuxe VIP packages.


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