MerleFest 2010 Announces Talent Line Up
October 23, 2009 at 1:00 PM (PT)
MERLEFEST 2010, one again presented by Lowe’s, has announced the lineup for the event’s 23rd year. Over 100 artists will join host DOC WATSON on the campus of WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE for a celebration of "traditional-plus" music -- a term WATSON 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 we’re in the mood to play," WATSON added.
The acts include DOC AND RICHARD WATSON, SUSANA AND TIMMY ABELL, THE AVETT BROTHERS, THE BELLEVILLE OUTFIT, SAM BUSH BAND, CADILLAC SKY, ELVIS COSTELLO, JOHN COWAN BAND, DAILEY & VINCENT, DONNA THE BUFFALO, JERRY DOUGLAS, THE DUHKS, THE GIBSON BROTHERS, THE GREENCARDS, JOHN HAMMOND, WAYNE HENDERSON, THE KRUGER BROTHERS, JIM LAUDERDALE, THE LOVELL SISTERS, TONY RICE, PETER ROWAN, STEEP CANYON RANGERS, THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS, RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE, W.P.A. and WYLIE AND THE WILD WEST.
Flash! MERLEFEST has just announced that multi-talented Grammy and Emmy winning actor/comedian/musician STEVE MARTIN has joined the lineup.
The event is slated for APRIL 29th-MAY 2nd, 2009. Tickets go on sale on NOVEMBER 10th. For more about the event and to read about all the acts, visit merlefest.org.
"Yet again, the MERLEFEST lineup fulfills the festival’s mission of bringing in an incredibly exciting, diverse and talented group of musicians," said Festival Director TED HAGAMAN. "Fans can count on more surprises, spontaneous jam sessions and one-of-a-kind musical collaborations, and we will continue to add to this lineup."