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Lauderdale, Bush, Griffith, Foster & Lloyd top Americana series

Sunday, January 25, 2009 – Jim Lauderdale, Nanci Griffith, Sam Bush and Foster & Lloyd, will be playing at a weekly series in Nashville sponsored by the Americana Music Association in February and March.

Every Thursday from Feb. 19 through March 26, the "Live at The Bluebird Cafe" concert series will be staged at the Bluebird Cafe.

Lauderdale plays Feb. 19, Bush Feb. 26, Griffith March 5 and Foster & Lloyd March 26. Artists for March 12 and 19 have yet to be announced.

"This is a special event for the association and we are honored to have the caliber of artists who will perform." said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the AMA. "We hope this series will be an extension of our annual festival and conference in that it offers yet another opportunity for music lovers to experience Americana at its finest."

"Throughout its legendary 26 years The Bluebird Cafe has hosted some of the most respected songwriters in the business," Bluebird General Manager Erika Wollam Nichols said. "Americana Music Association's 'Live at The Bluebird Cafe' series continues that tradition."

Series passes are priced $125 for all 6 shows and available through Feb. 11 from the Americana Music Association by calling 615-386-6936. Reservations for individual shows are priced $25 per show and may be made 1 week in advance of each show at

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