Category: Americana Music Festival

WMOT Birthday Bash at Americana Festival

The station celebrated its first birthday as an Americana station with performances by Paul Thorn, Reckless Kelly, Whitney Rose, the Secret Sisters,the Deep Dark Woods, the O’Connor Band, Lilly Hiatt, the Texas Gentlemen, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Katie Pruitt, the Vandoliers and Mike Farris.

2017 Americana Music Awards and Honors show

By Ken Paulson – The Americana Music Association’s Annual Awards and Honors event is always  a special evening, but there was a special sweetness about it this year, much of it involving John Prine.  First there was Prine’s presentation of the Trailblazer Award to Iris Dement with an obvious fondness. Deeply touched, an emotional DeMent thanked John for being her…

Americana Music Festival’s latest line-up

The Americana Music Festival and Conference is just weeks away and the line-up is deep and diverse. Here are the most recent additions for the festival, set for Nashville from Sept. 12 through 17. The latest additions: A.J. Croce   Amelia White and The Blue Souvenirs    Amy Black    Belle Plaine    Big Star’s Third Live    Billy Strings    Blackfoot Gypsies   Blair Crimmins and…

2017 Americana Music Awards nominees announced

The Americana Music Association unveiled its nominees for the 2017 Americana Music Awards in a press event at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  It’s a nice mix of veterans (Rodney Crowell, John Prine), today’s mainstays (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) and emerging artists (Aaron Lee Tasjan, Margo Price and more.)

Jason Isbell tops Americana Music Awards

By Ken Paulson The annual Americana Music Awards and Honors event is always a special evening and one of the most memorable musical events in a city legendary for them. This year I had the honor of joining Joe Henry in awarding the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award to Billy Bragg. That’s always an honor, and offers the chance…

Americana Music Festival 2015: The line-up

New additions to the Americana Music Festival 2015 line-up: Glen Hansard, Jewel, Hot Rize featuring Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Jay Farrar, Buddy Miller and Marc Ribot, JD McPherson, Parker Millsap, Joel Rafael, Nellie Clay, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear and the Watkins Family Hour.

Expanded Americana Music Festival lineup

The Americana Music Association has just added a second wave of artists booked for thie fall’s Americana Music Festival and Conference, set for Sept. 15-20 in Nashville, including Band of Heathens, the McCrary Sisters, Luther Dickinson, the Fairfield Four, JD Souther, Doug Seegers, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale.