Wednesday, June 23, 2021
– Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Aoife O'Donovan and Joe Henry will participate in panels at the upcoming AmericanaFest in Nashville on Sept. 22-25.
Browne will take part in a keynote interview discussing his latest album, "Downhill from Everywhere," the craft of songwriting and his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights and arts education. The conversation will be moderated by Scott Goldman, host of The GRAMMY Museum's renowned Public Program series since 2010.
June will open this year's conference by leading a guided meditation open to all attendees at The Westin Nashville. The practice will be followed by a conversation with NPR's Ann Powers about June's new album "The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers."
O'Donovan will be joined by producer and fellow GRAMMY-winner Joe Henry, and Full Sail University engineer/producer Darren Schneider to discuss an upcoming project, which found O'Donovan and Henry collaborating remotely during COVID-19 while enlisting contributions and resources from the Full Sail creative community in Orlando, Fla.
The four-day event week will be kicked off by the Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 22 at the Ryman.
A detailed schedule will be announced in August. 2021 Conference + Festival Passes are currently on sale at $349 ($249 for Americana Music Association Members).