Hiatt, Miller, Secret Sisters, McKenna play AmericanaFest
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
– John Hiatt & The Goners, The Secret Sisters, Amanda Shires and Lori McKenna are among the artists announced to play the AmericanaFest in September in Nashville, the AMA announced today.
They will join newly announced musicians Angaleena Presley, Buddy Miller, Drive-By Truckers, Hayes Carll, The Mavericks & Friends, Nicole Atkins, Elizabeth Cook, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Joshua Hedley, John Hiatt & the Goners, Phoebe Hunt, Iron & Wine, Lukas Nelson and The Wild Reeds.
Also announced to play today were The Accidentals, Becky Warren, Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer, Birdtalker, Bonnie Whitmore and Her Band, Boo Ray, Boy Named Banjo, The Cactus Blossoms, Cary Morin, Charly Markwart,
Cody Canada & The Departed, Colin Hay, Cory Branan, Cris Jacobs, Dalton Domino,
Darling West, Darrin Bradbury, David Ramirez, The Dead South, Dean Owens, Doug Seegers, Dustbowl Revival, Elijah Ocean, Emily Barker, Flatland Cavalry, Great American Canyon Band, Humming House, J.P. Harris, Jade Jackson,
Joan Osborne, Kaitlin Butts, The Kernal, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,
The Last Bandoleros, Lee Roy Parnell,
Lilly Hiatt, LUCETTE, Marc Broussard, Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band,
Matthew Ryan, Michigan Rattlers, Noam Pikelny, Nora Jane Struthers, North Mississippi Allstars, Quaker City Night Hawks, Rogue + Jaye, Romantica, Sammy Brue, Shannon McNally, Steelism, The Steel Wheels, Suzanne Santo, SZLACHETKA, The Texas Gentlemen
The Tillers, Timmy The Teeth, Tom Brosseau, Tommy Womack, Travis Linville, Twisted Pine, Whiskey Shivers, Whitney Rose, Willie Nile, The Wood Brothers, Wood & Wire, Woody Pines and Yola Carter.
The fest will be held Sept. 12-17 in Nashville.
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