Though we might not always see eye to eye the Americana Music Association know how to put on a party. The Americana Music Festival & Conference is annually held in Nashville and this year will mark it’s This 13th year. Each year it occurs in Fall and this year it will run September 12-15. The event has loads of the best Americana music, media and industry people you could ever care to meet. All that and somehow they keep letting me back in!
The AMA has just released an early list of performers a slated to appear. They are:
American Aquarium â€“ Amy Helm â€“ Andrew Combs – Angel Snow – Anthony da Costa â€“ Bearfoot â€“ Belle Starr – Bill Kirchen â€“ Billy Joe Shaver â€“ Black Lillies â€“ Blue Highway â€“ Blue Mountain â€“ BoDeans â€“ Brandi Carlile â€“ Brennen Leigh â€“ Buddy Miller â€“ Buxton â€“ Caitlin Harnett â€“ Chastity Brown â€“ Corb Lund â€“ Cory Branan â€“ Darrell Scott â€“ The Deep Dark Woods â€“ Della Mae â€“ Derek Hoke â€“ The Dunwells â€“ Eilen Jewell â€“ Felicity Urquhart â€“ Fort Frances â€“ Gretchen Peters â€“ Holy Ghost Tent Revival â€“ honeyhoney â€“ Humming House – Immigrant Union â€“ Jason Boland & The Stragglers â€“ Jill Andrews â€“ Jim Lauderdale â€“ Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition â€“ John Fullbright â€“ John Hiatt â€“ Jordie Lane â€“ Julie Lee â€“ Kasey Anderson and the Honkies â€“ Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson â€“ Kevin Gordon â€“ Lera Lynn â€“ Lydia Loveless â€“ Mandolin Orange â€“ Mary Gauthier â€“ The Mastersons â€“ Max Gomez â€“ McCrary Sisters â€“ Mindy Smith â€“ Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers â€“ Phoebe Hunt â€“ Punch Brothers â€“ Reckless Kelly â€“ Richard Thompson â€“ Robert Ellis â€“ Rodney Crowell â€“ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside â€“ Sara Watkins â€“ Shovels & Rope â€“ Sons of Bill â€“ Sons of Fathers â€“ Star and Micey â€“ Starr Anna â€“ Steep Canyon Rangers â€“ Steve Forbert â€“ Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell – Tift Merritt â€“ Turnpike Troubadours â€“ Two Gallants â€“ Wheeler Brothers â€“ Whitehorse â€“ The Wood Brothers â€“ The World Famous Headliners
Be sure to keep your eye on the Americana Music Association official site for more additions and information.
See you there (and bring $, beers are on you!)