MerleFest 2010, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 29 -May 2, is proud to announce the line up for the event’s 23rd year. The following artists will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of “traditional-plus” musica term Doc coined to describe the unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, “plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play.” (more…)
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Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Alberti Flea Circus, Alice Gerrard, Americana, Andy May, Anne and Pete Sibley, “traditional-plus” musica, Balsam Range, Bearfoot, Ben Prestage, Bill Mathis, bluegrass, Brave Combo, Buddy Greene, Buffalo Barfield, Cadillac Sky, Corey Harris, Dailey & Vincent, David Holt, Dehlia Low, Doc Watson, Donna the Buffalo, Eleanor Ellis, Elvis Costello, George Hamilton IV, Great Big Sea, Happy Traum, Harry Manx, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, Jeni & Billy, Jerry Douglas, Jim Avett, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Smothers, John Cowan Band, John Hammond, Lightnin’ Wells, Little Feat, MerleFest 2010, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Mitch Greenhill, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Nation Beat, Pete and Joan Wernick, Peter Rowan, Phil Jamison, Red Molly, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Richard Watson, ROY BOOK BINDER, Sam Bush Band, Scythian, Shana Banana, Shannon Whitworth, Steep Canyon Rangers, Susana and Timmy Abell, T. Michael Coleman, the Avett Brothers, The Banknotes, The Belleville Outfit, The Duhks, The Gibson Brothers, The Greencards, The InterACTive Theater of Jef, The Kruger Brothers, The Lee Boys, The Local Boys, The Lovell Sisters, The Neighbors, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Waybacks, The Wilders, Tony Rice, Tony Williamson, Tut Taylor, W.P.A., Wayne Henderson, Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society, Wylie and The Wild West, Zephyr Lightning Bolts on November 9, 2009|
Long-awaited third album features special guests David Bromberg, Robyn Hitchcock, John McEuen, Sam Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Peter Rowan, and Abigail Washburn.
NEW YORK, NY – King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers, the new album from the ever-evolving King Wilkie, will be released on April 28 on the newly minted Casa Nueva imprint. The ambitious and evocative work is set against the backdrop of the fictitious Wilkie Family: a household containing the six Wilkie children, their shipping magnate father and matriarchal mother, a pair of housepets, a distant cousin, two family friends, and a music therapist. These are the songs they sing – to each other, to themselves, to no one in particular. There is no plot, no dialog, no storyline: only an imaginary context acting as a setting for the music. “You aren’t supposed to know that much about these characters,” says King Wilkie founder and principal songwriter Reid Burgess, “and you shouldn’t need to in order to listen to the album.”
Born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003, King Wilkie has defied expectations at every turn. Their 2004 debut Broke, presented them as a young, furiously hard-driving bluegrass band. They won endless acclaim, a coveted Emerging Artist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and a wide audience for their conviction and dedication to the form. With 2007’s Low Country Suite, it became readily apparent that their music was expanding outward into a more idiosyncratic and personal style that incorporated influences ranging from pre-bluegrass American music to British Invasion art song.