MerleFest Announces Initial Lineup

 

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

 

MerleFest
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.”

 

Ticket
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. 

 

Incidentally
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.

 

Initial roster: 

 

Doc
Watson

Richard
Watson

Susana
and Timmy Abell

Alberti
Flea Circus

Balsam
Range

The
Banknotes  

Rory
Block
           
           
           
           

Roy
Book Binder

Alison
Brown Quartet

Buffalo
Barfield

Sam
Bush Band

Cadillac
Sky

Michael
Cleveland and Flamekeeper

T.
Michael Coleman

Crooked
Still

Ken
Crouse

Donna
The Buffalo

The
Doobie Brothers
(with newest member John Cowan)

Casey
Driessen

Eleanor
Ellis

Emmitt-Nershi
Band

Paul
Geremia

Mitch
Greenhill

George
Hamilton IV

Harper

Corey
Harris and Phil Wiggins

John
Hartford String Band

Bob Hill

David
Holt

The
InterACTive Theater of Jef

Veronika
Jackson

Jeff
and Vida

Johnson’s
Crossroad

Catfish
Keith

The
Kruger Brothers

Sonny
Landreth

Jim
Lauderdale

Jack
Lawrence

Jeff
Little

The
Local Boys
           

Lyle
Lovett
           
           

Lost
Bayou Ramblers

Corb
Lund

Bill
Mathis

Andy
May

Del
McCoury Band

Nashville
Bluegrass Band

The
Neighbors

Tim
O’Brien

Pauls
Creek Band

Red
Molly

Peter
Rowan Bluegrass Band

Scythian

Shana
Banana

The
Sigmon Stringers

Sinai
Mountain Ramblers

Slate Mountain Ramblers

Steve
and Ruth Smith

Joe
Smothers

Synder
Family Band

Tut
Taylor

Town
Mountain

Happy
Traum

The
Wailin’ Jennys

The
Waybacks

Charles
Welch

Pete
and Joan Wernick

Wilkes
Acoustic Folk Society

Josh
Williams Band

Tony
Williamson

Zephyr
Lightning Bolts
           

 

 

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