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The State of the Union continues

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – The State of the Union will continue in Americana music with a concert series this spring and summer in Chicago, New York, Nashville and Napa, Cal.

The Americana Music Association, City Winery and Newport Folk Presents announced today the second edition of their State of the Union series of shows from April through July.

The schedule for the State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music is:

Chicago
April 9- Jorma Kaukonen
May 26-27 - Shelby Lynne
June 11- Sam Bush
July 7 - Amy Helm

Napa
May 11 - Rhiannon Giddens
June 28 - Leo Kottke

Nashville
April 29 - Holly Williams
May 9- Dar Williams with Jim Lauderdale
May 19 - Darrell Scott & Friends: A Tribute to Ben Bullington featuring John Cowan, Rodney Crowell and Bill Payne (of Little Feat)

New York
April 17 - Blitzen Trapper performs Harvest
May 18 - Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Album Release) with Blind Boy Paxton
June 14 - Sonny Landreth

The winter run featured artists Joe Henry, Booker T. Jones, Willie Watson and Aaron Neville.

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