Nashville-based Americana Music Association has released an excellent initial artist line-up for showcase portion of the conference, festival and awards show. the selections show a broad range of diversity and excellence the of the genre. Great to see many Casa Twang favorites represented as well.
Artists include: Black Prairie, Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash, The Devil Makes Three, Frank Fairfield, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, John Fullbright, JD McPherson,
The Lone Bellow, Aoife O’ Donovan, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien, Richard Thompson, The White Buffalo, Holly Williams and The Wood Brothers
The 14th annual event will take place in Nashville, Sept. 18-22. I’ll be there. hope you are too!
Showcase artists confirmed to perform include:
The Devil Makes Three
Sam Doores, Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Lone Bellow
Luella & the Sun
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Old Man Luedecke
Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
Sons of Fathers
Spirit Family Reunion
The Stray Birds
The White Buffalo
The Wood Brothers
Where was this diversity in the award nominations?
Maybe diversity’s the wrong word. How about breadth and depth? I just went and looked at the nominees again. Excluding instrumental, there’s a whopping 10 artists (duos count as 1) representing 5 categories.
Award shows generally aren’t known for depth but I get your meaning.
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