Bob Weir, T Bone Burnett To Headline Americana Music Conferences
August 22, 2016 at 12:24 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION's slate of more than 50 panels and worships will feature such artists as BOB WEIR, T BONE BURNETT, DWIGHT YOAKAM, JODY STEPHENS, WANDA JACKSON and a special WOODY GUTHRIE presentation by DEL McCOURY. The event takes place SEPTEMBER 20th-25th at the SHERATON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN HOTEL and various venues around the city.
Venues and times of panels, workshops and Q&As to be announced soon.
GRATEFUL DEAD's BOB WEIR will present "Blue Mountain," his first solo album of original material in 30 years, with playback and acoustic performance of select songs featuring producer JOSH KAUFMAN and a Q&A moderated by BUDDY MILLER.
Other highlights include: an interview with DWIGHT YOAKAM, highlighting songs from his new album, "Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…," which features bluegrass reinterpretations of his vast catalog.
-- “Crossing The Bridge From Americana To AAA Radio” with WXPN’s BRUCE WARREN and KCSN’s SKY DANIELS
-- A keynote address by T BONE BURNETT
-- “A Wealth Of Songs: AMERICANA Artists Whose Songs Get Cut Again” featuring LORI McKENNA, RADNEY FOSTER and JIM LAUDERDALE
-- “In Memoriam ALLEN TOUSSAINT"
-- BILLY BRAGG and JOE HENRY discuss their new project, Shine A Light"
-- BOB BOILEN converses with special guest JOHN PAUL WHITE about his book, "Your Song Changed My Life…"
-- “The Resistance: The Fight To Save Our Culture And Democracy From The Internet Monopolies” with T BONE BURNETT and JONATHAN TAPLIN
-- "Change The Conversation" presents a live interview with groundbreaking ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME inductee WANDA JACKSON highlighting her life and musical career.