Doc Watson, natch,
plus Del McCoury, Corb Lund, Corey Harris, Crooked Still, Sonny Landreth, Jim
Lauderdale, Pauls Creek Band and tons more.
By Blurt Staff
2011 is slated
for next April 28-May 1 and has just announced the initial lineup for the
event’s 24th year. The following artists will join host Doc Watson
on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of
“traditional-plus” music – a 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.”
sales will start a week from Tuesday, on November 9, either on the web at the official
website www.merlefest.org or by calling 1-800-343-7857.
our good friends at public radio station WNCW-FM will air a special devoted to
the artists of MerleFest 2011 on November 4 at 8 p.m. EST; fans from around the
globe can listen live at www.wncw.org.
Doobie Brothers (with newest member John Cowan)
Slate Mountain Ramblers