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Tweedy, Hurray for the Riff Raff play Pickathon

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Jeff Tweedy, Hurray for the Riff Raff are among the first round of artists announce for the Pickathon festival in Oregon in August.

Joining them will be New Orleans band The Deslondes, Lindi Ortega, Margo Price, who releases her debut in March on Jack White's Third Man Records, 10 String Symphony, Foghorn Stringband, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Ty Segall & The Muggers, Black Mountain, The Oh Hellos, Patrick Watson, Thee Oh Sees, The James Hunter Six, Ibeyi, Fruit Bats, Dan Deacon, Julia Holter, BADBADNOTGOOD, Alvvays, Protomartyr, Yemen Blues, La Luz, Ultimate Painting, Daniel Norgren, Boulevards, Mount Moriah, Golden Rules, Moon Duo, Futurebirds, C.W. Stoneking, Ezra Furman, Adia Victoria, Vhol, The Cairo Gang, My Bubba, Palehound, Kacy and Clayton, The Easy Leaves, The Wild Reeds, Sir Richard Bishop, I Draw Slow, and The Woolen Men. More acts will be announced.

The 18th Pickathoin will be held Aug. 5-7 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Ore. Tickets are available now at Pickathon's website.

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