Americana Music Association Announces Initial Showcase Lineup
The Americana Music Association has already announced the nominees for its 2013 awards, scheduled to be held Sep. 18, 2013, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. As they do each year, the AMA awards will kick off four days of conference and festival, during which artists, media, radio, promoters, and fans mingle throughout Nashville, discussing and celebrating all the great music that’s been made in the past year.
Today, the AMA announced an initial list of artists on tap for its remarkable showcases. Among those scheduled to appear at the 14th Annual Americana Music Association Festival and Conference are: Black Prairie, Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash, The Devil Makes Three, Frank Fairfield, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, John Fullbright, JD McPherson, The Lone Bellow, Aoife O’ Donovan, Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien, Richard Thompson, The White Buffalo, Holly Williams and The Wood Brothers. For the full initial list, see below, following the quoted press release:
(Nashville, Tenn.) June 11, 2013 – The Americana Music Association unveils its first round of artists to perform during the 14th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, Sept. 18 – 22, 2013. The early lineup features icons, innovators and up-and-comers and underscores Americana’s perennially formative place in the world’s musical landscape.
The genre, called ‘the coolest music scene today’ by the NY Times, continues to grow deeper grassroots while gaining industry recognition as demonstrated by the Grammy’s® recent addition of ‘Best American Roots Song’ in the American Roots Music Field — the only new category added this year.
Showcase artists confirmed to perform include:
The Devil Makes Three
Sam Doores, Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Lone Bellow
Luella & the Sun
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Old Man Luedecke
Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien
Sons of Fathers
Spirit Family Reunion
The Stray Birds
The White Buffalo
The Wood Brothers