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Tuesday, September 16
 

5:00pm

Americana Music Festival & Conference Kick-Off Bash
Love attending the Americana Music Festival & Conference, but hate waiting
in the long registration lines on Wednesday? Join us at the Basement on
Tuesday, September 16 at 5 pm to pick up your credentials early, mingle and
hear great music! Music performances run from 6 pm to midnight. Program
books and goody bags will be available at the Registration desk at the
Hutton Hotel beginning at noon on Wednesday.

5-10 PM BADGE PICK UP
6 PM STEELISM IN-STORE AT GRIMEY’S. Open to the public.
7 PM SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH THE 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL.* Hosted by Will Kimbrough
Featuring Phil Madeira, Angaleena Presley and Caroline Rose
8 PM MIKE FARRIS* CD RELEASE: Shine for All the People, Compass Records
9:30 PM LEFTOVER SALMON FEATURING BILL PAYNE OF LITTLE FEAT*
* Badges and wristbands only.

Artists
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Angaleena Presley

Truth can sometimes slap you in the face. And it does when you listen to the music of Angaleena Presley. Hailing from the small mining town of Beauty in Eastern Kentucky, Presley’s comparisons have likened her to the strong females of country music who have blazed the trail before her: Bobbie Gentry, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and Angaleena’s musical hero, Loretta Lynn. Writing in Nashville since 2002, Presley has established... Read More →
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Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. | | Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of... Read More →
MF

Mike Farris

There’s a hallowed hall, deep within the recesses of the heart, where an amazing truth resides: The power in your life can only be experienced when broken open and shared with the people who come into it. Back in 2005, Mike Farris cracked open the hallway door when, for the first time since the age of 15, he was clean and sober. Recording what would become the critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights (2007), a resurrected Mike... Read More →
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Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, artist, songwriter and producer. Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and mover as a band member (Emmylou Harris; Her Red Dirt Boys, Buddy Miller, The Phil Keaggy Band) and session musician/songwriter (Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Daniel Amos, Amy Grant, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Civil Wars, Julie Miller, The Band Perry... Read More →
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Steelism

It’s a short drive from Nashville, TN, to Muscle Shoals, AL: 125 miles, or about two hours if your foot’s on the leaden side, and you’ve left one musical Mecca for another. Thanks to Nashville instrumental duo Steelism, though, that gap is bridged in the time it takes to listen to a track. Comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum and backed by some of Nashville’s finest young musicians... Read More →
WK

Will Kimbrough

Will Kimbrough is a singer, songwriter, award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and bandleader with a voracious appetite for every aspect of music. Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, he ingested eclectic FM radio sounds and the music of nearby New Orleans. In his quest to develop his musical capacities to their fullest, Will Kimbrough has become a modern-day Renaissance Man. Kimbrough’s... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:00pm - Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

6:00pm

Steelism In-store at Grimey's New & Preloved Music
Artists
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Steelism

It’s a short drive from Nashville, TN, to Muscle Shoals, AL: 125 miles, or about two hours if your foot’s on the leaden side, and you’ve left one musical Mecca for another. Thanks to Nashville instrumental duo Steelism, though, that gap is bridged in the time it takes to listen to a track. Comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum and backed by some of Nashville’s finest young musicians... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

6:00pm

Tamworth Presents: 'Australiana @ Americana'
‘Australiana @ Americana’ is Sounds Australia’s annual preview event
which highlights some of the 30+ Aussies attending and performing during
Americanafest 2014.
Tamworth’s Sister City ‘ambassador’ and Sounds Australia representative
Dobe Newton will introduce you to some of Australia’s finest talent in this
iconic Nashville venue as artists perform in a line during four separate sets
of fantastic music.
The two sittings at this event sell out each year so book early to avoid
disappointment direct through the Bluebird Cafe – www.bluebirdcafe.com
ARTISTS INCLUDE – Rob Draper, Kirsty Akers, Imogen Clark, Kevin Bennett,
The Mae Trio, Mia Wray, Lachlan Bryan, Christopher Coleman, Chris Altmann,
Jemma Nicole, Melody Pool, Dan Waters, Daniel Champagne, and Sal Kimber.

Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike

7:00pm

Songwriters in the Round presented by 30A Songwriters Festival
Hosted by Will Kimbrough. Featuring Phil Madeira, Angaleena Presley and Caroline Rose.

Moderators
WK

Will Kimbrough

Will Kimbrough is a singer, songwriter, award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and bandleader with a voracious appetite for every aspect of music. Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, he ingested eclectic FM radio sounds and the music of nearby New Orleans. In his quest to develop his musical capacities to their fullest, Will Kimbrough has become a modern-day Renaissance Man. Kimbrough’s... Read More →

Artists
AP

Angaleena Presley

Truth can sometimes slap you in the face. And it does when you listen to the music of Angaleena Presley. Hailing from the small mining town of Beauty in Eastern Kentucky, Presley’s comparisons have likened her to the strong females of country music who have blazed the trail before her: Bobbie Gentry, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and Angaleena’s musical hero, Loretta Lynn. Writing in Nashville since 2002, Presley has established... Read More →
PM

Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, artist, songwriter and producer. Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and mover as a band member (Emmylou Harris; Her Red Dirt Boys, Buddy Miller, The Phil Keaggy Band) and session musician/songwriter (Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Daniel Amos, Amy Grant, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Civil Wars, Julie Miller, The Band Perry... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

7:00pm

Hard Working Americans: The First Waltz - Film Screening and Q&A
$15, Tickets available at www.belcourt.org or at the door.

Join us for a screening of director Justin Kreutzmann’s insightful, copacetic-minded snapshot of Hard Working Americans, a fertile new collaboration for battered-butunbroken hippy musical lifers Todd Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Neal Casal (The Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi), Duane Trucks (Col. Bruce Hampton’s School of Music) and Jesse Aycock.

Mixing intimate concert performances, road scenes, personal tales and studio footage, The First Waltz arrives at a crucial moment to remind us that Jerry Garcia is as important as Ben Franklin and that rock ‘n’ roll is as much a birthright as The Constitution. 

A Q&A with the band, minus Neal Casal, hosted by Nashville Scene managing editor Jack Silverman, will follow the film.

Artists
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Todd Snider

Todd Snider is on the happy back end of happy hour at a favorite East Nashville bar, talking about his new album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. “This record doesn’t come from good times,” Snider says. “I wanted to sound the way I feel, which sometimes means sounding like a broken soul.” | | On the 10 new songs, Snider doesn’t talk around the vulnerable part, or the angry part, or the part about how... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Belcourt Theatre 2102 Belcourt Ave

8:00pm

Mike Farris
Artists
MF

Mike Farris

There’s a hallowed hall, deep within the recesses of the heart, where an amazing truth resides: The power in your life can only be experienced when broken open and shared with the people who come into it. Back in 2005, Mike Farris cracked open the hallway door when, for the first time since the age of 15, he was clean and sober. Recording what would become the critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights (2007), a resurrected Mike... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Tamworth Presents: 'Australiana @ Americana'
‘Australiana @ Americana’ is Sounds Australia’s annual preview event
which highlights some of the 30+ Aussies attending and performing during
Americanafest 2014.
Tamworth’s Sister City ‘ambassador’ and Sounds Australia representative
Dobe Newton will introduce you to some of Australia’s finest talent in this
iconic Nashville venue as artists perform in a line during four separate sets
of fantastic music.
The two sittings at this event sell out each year so book early to avoid
disappointment direct through the Bluebird Cafe – www.bluebirdcafe.com
ARTISTS INCLUDE – Rob Draper, Kirsty Akers, Imogen Clark, Kevin Bennett,
The Mae Trio, Mia Wray, Lachlan Bryan, Christopher Coleman, Chris Altmann,
Jemma Nicole, Melody Pool, Dan Waters, Daniel Champagne, and Sal Kimber.

Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike

9:30pm

Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat
Artists
LS

Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. | | Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:30pm - Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Wednesday, September 17
 

11:30am

Live at Hillbilly Central Session

Visit with the folks at Compass Records in their historic Music Row office, the former home of Glaser Brothers Productions (aka ‘Hillbilly Central’). See the place where the “Outlaw” movement in country music was born and legendary albums such as Waylon Jennings’ Dreaming My Dreams, John Hartford’s Aereo-Plain, and Kinky Friedman’s Sold American were recorded, and where WANTED! THE OUTLAWS (the first million-selling album in country music) was conceptualized. Run your hand over Waylon’s knife marks in the back wall, have a drink on Willie’s smokin’ porch, soak in Tompall’s vibe and speak to the ghosts of the studio’s heyday (if you’re lucky!).

Open to badge holders only.


Artists
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Jim Oblon

Jim Oblon is one of those rare talents—a jaw-dropping guitarist, soulful singer and compelling writer. On Sunset, to be released on March 25, Oblon’s virtuosic Telecaster-driven blues chops and vocals shine on a set of originals, vintage rock & roll, and country blues, all delivered in a neoclassic organ trio setting comprised of legendary session drummer Jim Keltner and renowned GRAMMY-winning organist/pianist Larry Goldings. Oblon... Read More →
MF

Mike Farris

There’s a hallowed hall, deep within the recesses of the heart, where an amazing truth resides: The power in your life can only be experienced when broken open and shared with the people who come into it. Back in 2005, Mike Farris cracked open the hallway door when, for the first time since the age of 15, he was clean and sober. Recording what would become the critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights (2007), a resurrected Mike... Read More →
TD

The Duhks

The Duhks are back and set to release their long-awaited new studio album Beyond the Blue on June 24. The album shows the band in the best form of its 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
Compass Records / Compass Sound Studio 916 19TH AVE. SOUTH

12:00pm

Please Be With Me: A Book Reading and Signing with Galadrielle Allman

Presented in partnership with the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation

Please Be With Me: A Song For My Father is a deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter. Rolling Stone says, “Galadrielle Allman offers a moving and poetic portrait of her late father.” Please join Galadrielle to experience her compelling stories and hear music from some special guests.


Speakers
GA

Galadrielle Allman

GALADRIELLE ALLMAN went to her first concert as an infant in diapers, held in her teenagemother’s arms. Playing was her father —Duane Allman, who would become one of the mostinfluential and sought-after musicians of his time. Galadrielle was raised in the shadow of hisloss and his fame. She felt a strange kinship to the fans who longed for him, but she neededto know more. It took her many years to accept that his life and his legacy... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Howlin Books 1702 8th Ave South

12:00pm

Registration Open
Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

12:30pm

For the Love of The Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival Film Screening

Co-produced and co-directed by Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman, this documentary explores the history of Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film features interviews with such folk music legends as Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Maria Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan, and many more. Previously unreleased material featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Eric Von Schmidt is interspersed with newly filmed performances by Club 47 luminaries performing with today’s emerging folk performers and insightful commentary by music historians Elijah Wald and Scott Alarik to contextualize the story of Club 47 within broader historical and cultural contexts. (105 minutes)


Moderators
TK

Todd Kwait

Lawyer & Businessman
TODD KWAIT is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. Todd wrote, produced and directed Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost which traced the history of Jug Band Music and won the award for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones Film Festival and the New York Film and Video Festival. Vagabondo, his second project, looks at the life of singer-songwriter Vince Martin. Mr. Kwait’s recording company Kingswood Records has two... Read More →

Speakers
JR

Jim Rooney

Producer, Jim Rooney Productions
JIM ROONEY, GRAMMY award-winning producer of Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Iris DeMent and recipient of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, began his musical career at the Club 47 in Cambridge, playing with banjo master Bill Keith. Jim managed the Club from 1965-67 and, with Eric Von Schmidt, authored Baby Let Me Follow You Down the illustrated story of the Cambridge folk revival. (Wednesday 12:30 PM)
BS

Betsy Siggins

Founder and Chair, FOLK New England
BETSY SIGGINS has been involved with Folk Music since 1958 when she and Joan Baez became roommates at Boston University. She worked first at Club 47, then with Ralph Rinzler at the Smithsonian, road trips with Mike Seeger, many years supporting the Newport Folk Festival and 11 years as ED at Passim. She is currently the founder and chair of FOLK New England, a growing collection of photos, reel to reels, personal letters, ephemera, CDs and... Read More →
RS

Rob Stegman

ROB STEGMAN has been producing and directing motion pictures for over 30 years, including corporate video, advertising, educational media and broadcast and cable television. His national network documentary productions include the biography Tim Allen: Just for Laughs and the History Channel’s Old Ironsides Returns to Sea. Mr. Stegman is the recipient of Communicator and Aurora awards for his political spot Make Way for Menino, and Golden... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

From the Song to the Bank

This popular annual panel will offer indie musicians, publishers and serious fans inside knowledge on what makes the music industry tick; especially how it’s changed and what to expect in light of digital progress. In addition to straight business talk, we’ll add some career coaching/marketing speak to our discussion. Covered topics will include information for: the touring artist, singer-songwriter, self-publishers and those interested in international business deals. What should I be doing to promote myself? What options are available to me - the artist?

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hallhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know forAMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert.

Moderators
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

Owner, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Bar Associations Continuing Legal Education Divisions, where he has written several position papers for the American Bar Association. .

Speakers
LC

Lisa Cunningham

LISA CUNNINGHAM has been actively involved in the production community in Atlanta, GA, and now Nashville, TN, for the past 15 years. In various capacities her work has spanned throughout film and television on over 600 music videos, commercials, television shows, as well as local and national new media ventures. Lisa is also a former marketing manager for Radio One’s Hot 107.9 (Atlanta) and uses her solid background to assist talent and... Read More →
AM

Alex Mallett

US Sales Coordinator, Midem
ALEX MALLETT is US Sales Coordinator for Midem. For five years Alex has been on the front lines connecting Midem with the North American music business community. He started as a telesales agent selling individual badges to the annual event in Cannes but within a short time changed roles to handle larger accounts and outreach to the industry. Midem is the world’s premier music industry market which brings 6,150 music business professionals from... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Thomson

Kristin Thomson

Consultant, Future of Music Coalition
Kristin Thomson is a consultant for the US-based, non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which advocates for musicians. She co-directs FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, which is examining changes in musicians’ sources of income. She is co-owner of Simple Machines, an independent record label, which released over 70 records and CDs from 1991-1998. Thomson plays guitar in the band Tsunami.


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Mississippi Rising: The Melting Pot of American Music

Mississippi is the cradle from which many American music forms have grown to maturity and become an indelible part of the nation’s cultural identity. Beginning with the blues, the bedrock of nearly all American popular music, Mississippi has also provided the sounds and styles, the artists and history, behind numerous other music forms, including gospel, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, soul, country and even hip-hop. Jimmie Rodgers, Elvis

Presley, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King are just some of the American music legends that were born in Mississippi and began their careers there. This panel will explore the roots of these music forms and those artists and contextualize their place in the American music treasury. It will also look at how Mississippi continues to inform popular music and how the state has made its music legacy an important part of cultural tourism.


Moderators
BS

Bob Santelli

Executive Director, The GRAMMY Museum
ROBERT SANTELLI was named Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum in 2006. A noted blues and rock historian, Santelli is also the author of more than a dozen books on American music, including Greetings from E Street and The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, both New York Times bestsellers. Santelli contributed to Rolling Stone, and the New York Times, among other periodicals. In 1993, Santelli was one of the original curators of the Rock and Roll Hall of... Read More →

Speakers
SB

Scott Barretta

Producer, Shake Em On Down
SCOTT BARRETTA is a writer/researcher for the Mississippi Blues Trail, the host of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio program Highway 61, and a sociology instructor(including a course on blues) at the University of Mississippi. He is the former editor of LivingBlues magazine, published by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the Universityof Mississippi, the coauthor of an 18-lesson blues curriculum published last year by the... Read More →
HG

Holly George-Warren

Author
HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN Two-time-GRAMMY-nominee Holly George-Warren is the author of more than a dozen books, including A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. Her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, No Depression, the Oxford American, and many other publications. She is currently at work on a biography of... Read More →
MW

Malcolm White

Director, Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Tourism Division
MALCOLM WHITE is the director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Tourism Division. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of the division and the development and implementation of short- and longrange plans that will create economic growth and opportunities for Mississippi through tourism. A native of Stone County, MS, White holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of... Read More →
CW

Cassandra Wilson

CASSANDRA WILSON is an American jazz musician, vocalist, and songwriter from Jackson, MS. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating country, blues and folk music into her work. She has received the Downbeat Readers and Critics awards for best jazz vocals numerous times. Wilson also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Programming Americana: Learning How to Make a Niche Format Work for You

Programming a radio station these days is tough enough with competition from satellite, internet radio, podcasts, and music streaming sites. How do you program a non-mainstream format? This insightful panel of Americana PDs will give you tips on how they deal day to day with the challenges of programming a niche format.

Whether you currently program an Americana station or have been thinking about adding Americana music to your current format, this panel will share some of the secrets that make them successful in their markets and could work for yours!


Moderators
CT

Chuck Taylor

Program Director, KHYI
CHUCK TAYLOR is the Program Director for KHYI in Dallas/Fort Worth. Chuck also hosts the syndicated Texas Countdown, the top 20 songs from Texas each week! Chuck is recognized for his interviews with the biggest names in Texas music. Born in Pine Bluff, AR, he first moved to Austin in 1999 where he fell in love twice, once with the woman who would become his wife and once with Texas Music. The need to champion independent artists led Chuck to the... Read More →

Speakers
MA

Martin Anderson

Music Director / Morning Host, WNCW
MARTIN ANDERSON is the Music Director and morning host for WNCW, an Americana/Triple-A/eclectic public radio station serving Western NC, Upstate SC, and East TN. The station just won“Best Radio Station” in Asheville’s Mountain Xpress annual reader’s poll, which it has wonevery year since 1996. Before WNCW, he hosted various programs for noncommercial stationsin Oregon, California, and Delaware. 
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Bill Bowker

Music Director, KRSH Radio
BILL BOWKER has been a mainstay on Sonoma County air waves since 1979. Bowker is involved with all aspects of the local music scene. His “Blues with Bowker” heard on Sunday nights on the KRUSH is one of the longest running blues shows in the country. He was named Best Media Personality: TV, Radio, Print for several years running in the Bohemian’s Readers Choice Poll. Bill is the Music Director on KRSH Radio, a roots based... Read More →
JM

John McGue

Music Director, WNKU/Cincinnati-Dayton
JOHN MCGUE is music director at WNKU/Cincinnati-Dayton. He is from Peru, IN and has been in radio since 1983, most of that in the Triple-A leaning Americana format. John was among the first to play, and champion the music of James McMurtry, Todd Snider, Shovels & Rope and many more. He’s held positions from PD to Sales Manager. (Wednesday 2:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM & Friday 2:00 PM)
JT

Jeremy Tepper

Program Director, Outlaw Country and Willie’s Roadhouse, SiriusXM
JEREMY TEPPER As program director for the Outlaw Country and Willie’s Roadhouse channels at SiriusXM, Tepper manages on-air personalities including Steve Earle, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Shooter Jennings, Mojo Nixon and Elizabeth Cook. He previously served as editor of The Journal of Country Music for the Country Music Hall of Fame and was owner/operator of Diesel Only Records. (Wednesday 2:00 PM)


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Storming the Gates: Networking in the Digital Age

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney

President, Delaney Digital Marketing Consulting
Founder & CEO Delaney Digital Marketing Consulting. Author of New Business Networking (Que Publishing). Specializing in social media strategy, online marketing, and professional networking. Host of NBNRadio.com on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.


Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Making Sense of the Streaming Digital Economy

For the past decade consumers have been moving from a physical ownership model to a digital access model. During this period, artists and music labels have had to go from a primary revenue model concentrated on selling CDs to a wider physical/digital platform where they need to get revenues from 10-12 sources, with less funds for support. 2013 was a tipping point for recorded music sales as digital sales decreased for the first time. Digital album sales were flat but digital track sales dropped 6%. So far in 2014 digital albums and tracks are down double digit percentages and it’s not just the release schedule. The good news is that U.S. monitored streaming revenues were way up in 2013. The other good news is that a number of these revenue sources are also providing music discovery and promotional support as they reach consumers.

We’re going to explore the growth of streaming both in the United States and internationally – and how to get access for both promotion and monetization!


Moderators
RB

Rich Bengloff

President, American Association of Independent Music
RICH BENGLOFF is the President of the American Association of Independent Music | (“A2IM”), a not-for-profit trade organization that represents over 340 dues paying | independent music labels that have banded together to form a central voice advocating | for the health of the independent music sector in the areas of advocacy, commerce and | member services. Rich has spent much of his career in the music and entertainment... Read More →

Speakers
KB

Kevin Breuner

CD Baby, Director of Marketing
KEVIN BREUNER, CD Baby’s Director of Marketing, has spent over 14 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went East to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlantabased band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self titled... Read More →
MF

Mike Fink

Artist and Label Relations Manager, Pandora
MIKE FINK, the Artist and Label Relations Manager at Pandora, specializes in music curation; label and artist relations and live event production. In this role, he is responsible for communications with record labels and artists – forging new and maintaining existing relationships. Fink also works directly with labels and distributors to identify and add new music and content into the Music Genome Project. Fink brought with him more than 10... Read More →
BM

Billy Maupin

General Manager, Yep Roc Music Group
Billy Maupin is the General Manager of the Yep Roc Music Group, the Hillsborough, North Carolina home of Yep Roc Records, Break World Records and Riff City Sounds. Billy manages the worldwide sales and marketing for artists such as Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin, Aoife O'Donovan, Tift Merritt and Mandolin Orange, among many others. | | Billy is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Broadcasting and began his career at the... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Website Demo Derby Presented by Bandzoogle

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
DD

David Dufresne

CEO, Bandzoogle
DAVID DUFRESNE is CEO of Bandzoogle, the most powerful platform for musicians to build their website, engage their fans and sell their music and merch directly. David is a reformed venture capitalist, having spent 8 years placing bets on software, web and video game startups. He’s an obsessive music fan and apparently a wonderful DJ. He’s also a daddy, and he plays soccer and hockey, both very defensively. (Wednesday 3:30 PM)

Speakers
avatar for Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Digital Music Strategist, Outside The Box Music
CHARLES ALEXANDER is an independent singer-songwriter, digital strategist, artistmanager and music technology educator. He is the founder of Outside The Box Music, adigital strategy, marketing and artist services agency. He is also the director of “Rock TheNet,” a digital music education initiative geared towards teaching artists, songwriters,musicians and other music business professionals how to amplify their online presence.He... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Conceison

Michelle Conceison

Manager, Market Monkeys
MICHELLE CONCEISON runs Nashville-based company Market Monkeys - providing management for Rose Cousins and Fortunate Ones, and marketing services for many artists. Prior to music, Conceison led teams at ad agencies in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, working with major brands including AT&T, Bank of America, and General Motors, with particular expertise in digital strategy, search, social media, ecommerce, analytics and web development. She... Read More →
DC

Dave Cool

Director of Artist Relations, Bandzoogle
DAVE COOL (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media and traveling to conferences, he keeps an open dialogue with the indie artist community about the challenges they face and what strategies they can use to advance their careers. (WEDNESDAY 3:30 PM)
TS

Tommy Stalknecht

Director of Product Development, Bombplates | MCN Interactive
TOMMY STALKNECHT A Recording Industry graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Tommy Stalknecht is a DC transplant living in Nashville and head of product development for Bombplates. Tommy has overseen the development and management of many high-profile entertainment websites and fan clubs including Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, Larry The Cable Guy and The Americana Music Association. (Wednesday 3:30 PM)


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Where's My Money?

It’s closing time and your band is ready to collect your pay. When you finally locate the manager on duty, not only does he offer you less than the guarantee, but he insists that bands are paid by check, which is mailed weeks later. From gigs, to album sales, to royalties, musicians face unique challenges when it comes to being compensated for their work. This panel will examine the realities of chasing down money and strategies for ensuring timely payment.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hallhttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know forAMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
NB

Nicolas Beaudoing, ESQ

Hearst Publication
NICOLAS BEAUDOING is a Nashville-based media and entertainment attorney who | specializes in publishing and photography law. A graduate of the McGill University Faculty of | Law in Montreal, Canada, he works as Executive Manager of Contracts at Hearst Magazines | and fronts the Americana band Runner of the Woods.
KM

Kent Marcus

Partner, Marcus & Colvin, LLP
KENT MARCUS is a partner in Marcus & Colvin, LLP, an entertainment law firm based in Nashville that provides business affairs and legal counsel for artists and new-model entertainment companies. Prior to 17+ years of experience as an entertainment attorney, Kent spent several years in the film and television industries, as well as working in business affairs for both independent and major record labels. Marcus & Colvin is also of... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

4:00pm

The Recording Academy: To the GRAMMYs and Beyond!

You know the GRAMMYs, music’s biggest night. But do you know how the Recording Academy engages the music community year-round? From advocacy at the state and federal level on behalf of creators, to professional development programs, to the music education, archiving and preservation programs of the GRAMMY Foundation, to the human service activities of MusiCares, to the remarkable curatorial and public programs series at the GRAMMY Museum, the mission of the Recording Academy goes well beyond awards. We invite you to hear the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna in conversation with: Christine Albert, Chair of the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, Debbie Carroll, Executive Director of MusiCares, Lynne Sheridan, Director of Public Programs at the GRAMMY Museum, and Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. They’ll discuss the work of an organization committed to the betterment of our music community.


Moderators
JH

Jeff Hanna

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
JEFF HANNA is a founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Over the course of his career, he has toured and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris and John Prine, among others. Jeff’s accolades include CMA, IBMA, and multiple GRAMMY Awards. Hanna has written numerous hits for NGDB, as well as others, including Rascal Flatts’ cross-over smash, “Bless The Broken... Read More →

Speakers
CA

Christine Albert

Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Recording Academy
CHRISTINE ALBERT, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas is currently serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Recording Academy - the first independent artist and only the second woman to hold this esteemed position. She has released 11 independent CDs as a solo artist and as part of the Folk/Americana duo “Albert and Gage” with her husband, Chris Gage; the couple also owns and operates MoonHouse Studio and MoonHouse Records in... Read More →
DC

Debbie Carroll

Executive Director, MusiCares
DEBBIE CARROLL is Executive Director of MusiCares. She oversees the health and human service programs for MusiCares nationwide. Her education includes a B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Debbie currently serves on the boards of directors of Leadership Music, Lifting Lives, Sage Horse Learning Center and SOURCE. She is also on the Advisory... Read More →
SG

Scott Goldman

GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares
SCOTT GOLDMAN joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. From 1991-2005 he ran the organization’s fundraising efforts within the music and entertainment industries. Since 2010 he has hosted nearly 200 programs at the GRAMMY Museum, interviewing artists about their music and careers. Goldman is also a professional musician appearing at clubs and... Read More →
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Lynne Sheridan

Director of Public Programs and Artist Relations, The GRAMMY Museum
LYNNE SHERIDAN is the Director of Public Programs and Artist Relations at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. Sheridan, who joined the Museum as its first employee in 2006, creates and produces intimate, unique public programs that allow music fans the chance to be engaged, informed and inspired. Earlier this year, Sheridan created a new series at the Museum, in partnership with the Americana Music Association, featuring a range of Americana... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

5:00pm

Late Conference Registration
Wednesday September 17, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Ryman Auditorium 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

7:00pm

13th Annual Americana Honors & Awards Show
Join us at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium as we celebrate the year in
music and honor Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Jim Lauderdale will
again serve as master of ceremonies, while Buddy Miller will lead an all-star
house band. Among the artists attending are: Jackson Browne, Loretta
Lynn, Flaco Jiménez, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell,
Valerie June, Rodney Crowell, Sturgill Simpson and more to be announced.

Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Ryman Auditorium 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

10:00pm

Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Caleb Klauder Country Band
Artists
CK

Caleb Klauder Country Band

The Caleb Klauder Country Band represents the best of the Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 15 years, first with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning music scene, and then with the widely celebrated Foghorn Stringband. Today, leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwest’s best singers and players creating a honky-tonk... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

10:00pm

Del Barber
Artists
DB

Del Barber

Del Barber grew up in the Canadian Prairies, and the landscape is as much a part of him as the people he has met along the way. From the fertile Red River Valley to the pastures of the west, straight into the factory floors and slaughter houses of the city, Barber’s fourth album, Prairieography, is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories. Recorded at Empire Recording in Winnipeg, the album is blanketed in warmth... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Greensky Bluegrass
Artists
GB

Greensky Bluegrass

“There’s this great duality to our band,” reflects Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. “We’re existing in a few different places at once: we’re a bluegrass band and a rock band, we’re song-driven and interested in extended improvisation.” “We play acoustic instruments,” adds dobro player Anders Beck, “but we put on a rock’n’roll show... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Shinyribs
Artists
S

Shinyribs

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey which began in Beaumont,TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine, a billy club and a box of comic books. Luckily he chose the guitar. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport,LA where he formed his first band. Picket Line Coyotes were a Husker Du meets Elvis Costello hybrid that... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

The Barefoot Movement
Artists
TB

The Barefoot Movement

Johnson City's The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. | | 2013 brings the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. Their new effort, "Figures of the Year", comes on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists The Milk Carton Kids from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The record itself is a... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

10:00pm

The Mastersons
Artists

Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

The Cactus Blossoms
Artists
TC

The Cactus Blossoms

Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum grew up in northeast Minneapolis and have been blending their voices as The Cactus Blossoms since 2010. Their hypnotic harmonies and unforgettable songs have made them favorites in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul music scene. Their latest album, Live at the Turf Club, blurs the line between old and new as they sneak a few originals into their repertoire of early country and Western swing.


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:00pm

John Moreland
Artists

Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Jonny Two Bags
Artists
JT

Jonny Two Bags

Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the album, released by Isotone Records via Nashville’s Thirty Tigers on April 1, 2014, features 10 striking original songs written by... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Mipso
Artists
M

Mipso

Americana’s jailbreak from sleepy town squares and the scratchier bands of the AM dial has been a welcome development in American music. And the renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Libby Rodenbough on fiddle, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The threeNorth Carolina songwriters have... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

Rhett Miller
Artists
RM

Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll quartet Old 97′s, as well as an accomplished solo artist. In addition to his nine studio albums with the Old 97′s (a new 97′s album is set to be released in Spring 2014), he has released six solo albums; 1989′sMythologies, 2002′s The Instigator, 2006′s The Believer, 2009′s Rhett Miller... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Sturgill Simpson
Artists
SS

Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson isn’t one to rest on his laurels, which is why, less than a year after the release of his critically acclaimed debut, High Top Mountain, the singer-songwriter is coming out with his captivating and wholly unique sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, on May 13, 2014, through his own label, High Top Mountain Records.  | | The album title – an allusion to Ray Charles’ groundbreaking 1962... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

11:00pm

Todd Snider & Friends
Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00pm - Thursday September 18, 2014 12:45am
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:30pm

The Bluegrass Situation Late Night Windup
The Bluegrass Situation – your hub for everything Americana,
Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk – bring together a cavalcade of
their closest friends, favorite artists and surprise guests for a
post-awards bash like no other.

Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:30pm - Thursday September 18, 2014 1:00am
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

12:00am

Humming House
Artists
HH

Humming House

At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House is a musical experiment gone right. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for every generation. Unmistakable pop sensibilities mixed with a depth of lyrical narrative give their whimsical songs an irresistible quality that can only be... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Lindi Ortega
Artists
LO

Lindi Ortega

"The song Tin Star speaks to the plight of the struggling musician,” explains country songstress Lindi Ortega, sporting her signature red lips and red boots. “To those who are so driven by their passion that they soldier on, despite the odds being against them.” | | Fortunately for Ortega, her star continues to rise, catching the attention of critics, fans and radio stations worldwide. | | Tin Star, the brand new album of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

12:00am

Packway Handle Band
Artists
PH

Packway Handle Band

The Packway Handle Band serves up a dark and passionate folk aesthetic, “…with a side of blood” [Sarah Hagerman, jambase.com]. The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Over the years the band has evolved as a premier gather-around-the-mic act. Their performance is focused around a tight cluster of microphones surrounded... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Robbie Fulks
Artists
RF

Robbie Fulks

Like a misfit boomerang circling back around, we are thrilled to announce that Chicago-based artist Robbie Fulks has returned to the Bloodshot roster fold. Robbie will release a new full-length entitled Gone Away Backward on August 27. The 12-song album -- and his first on the label since 2001 -- was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, and will be available on CD/LP/digital. We asked Robbie for his thoughts on the... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Steelism
Artists
S

Steelism

It’s a short drive from Nashville, TN, to Muscle Shoals, AL: 125 miles, or about two hours if your foot’s on the leaden side, and you’ve left one musical Mecca for another. Thanks to Nashville instrumental duo Steelism, though, that gap is bridged in the time it takes to listen to a track. Comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum and backed by some of Nashville’s finest young musicians... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Thursday, September 18
 

8:30am

Registration Open
Thursday September 18, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Sync Licensing

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
JB

John Beiter

Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes
JOHN C. BEITER is an entertainment attorney practicing in the music and related | entertainment industries with a focus on intellectual property and contractual matters. | He is a member of the law firm of Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes in Nashville. His clients | have included recording artists, songwriters, record companies, music publishers and | various parties involved in the music industry, such as SESAC, Inc., one of the domestic... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

Owner, The Music Specialist
Mr. Johnston is an accomplished speaker and has lectured for numerous international conferences in Africa, China, and the UK. Within the United States he has recently been a featured lecturer on publishing, royalty matters and international licensing plus the Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee Bar Associations Continuing Legal Education Divisions, where he has written several position papers for the American Bar Association. .


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:30am

The Global Marketplace

It’s a big world out there, with opportunities in surprising places. Why, when and how should you take your music and music business global? This panel of international experts will discuss artist development, touring, festivals, logistics and negotiating diverse cultures. And who knows? You might have some adventures while opening up new markets.


Moderators
JW

Jeff Walker

President, AristoMedia Group
JEFF WALKER is President of The AristoMedia Group which celebrated its 33rd anniversary in 2013. The AristoMedia Group is a Nashville-based multi-media marketing company that specializes in publicity, video, radio and club promotion, new media and visual/digital distribution, special event coordination and consulting. A native of Sydney, Australia, he is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics and a membership in the... Read More →

Speakers
SJ

Stuart Johnston

President, Canadian Independent Music Association
STUART JOHNSTON is President of CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association), made up of 220 companies (which employ more than 2,400 people and represent more than 6,000 artists) belonging to Canada’s music business. He is also a member of three agencies which process copyrights and licenses, and of the advisory council of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. CIMA’s mandate is to develop and advocate policies and services that... Read More →
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Håkan Olsson

Rootsy
HÅKAN OLSSON is founder of Rootsy in Sweden. Olsson decided to quit his job at Playground Music to start a company dedicated to the music he loved. Initially the idea was to create a community for music lovers around the website Rootsy.nu, a web magazine that to date has published over 2000 reviews, 300 articles and 4000 news flashes. Soon Rootsy developed to a label as well, doing imports and licensing of international acts but also releasing... Read More →
CP

Crispin Parry

British Underground
CRISPIN PARRY runs British Underground, an artist development agency producing international showcases for music genres outside the mainstream. We are funded by Arts Council England and host UK stages at key events such as SXSW, WOMEX, Folk Alliance International and Americanafest, where we hold the annual Bootleg BBQ at The Groove. Crispin is also a music journalist and A&R adviser at Loose Music who recently signed Nashville residents... Read More →
BT

Brian Taranto

Managing Director, Mushroom Group
BRIAN “BT” TARANTO has been hanging around the music industry since 1985 – involved in band and festival merchandising, but also as a concert promoter, art director and publisher of musical kids books. Having worked at Australian Tour Merchandising (ATM) for eight years, he eventually established a new merch company Love Police in 1995. Love Police recently merged with ATM with BT as Managing Director, running offices out of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:30am - 10:10am
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:30am

Aircheck Critique

This is an opportunity for radio show hosts to improve their game. These will be one-on-one sessions with a professional programmer with years of radio experience. You will have an opportunity to play your aircheck and get constructive feedback on what you’re doing right and what could use improvement. Whether you are currently on terrestrial radio, hosting a podcast, or working in internet radio, here’s your chance to get an honest evaluation of your work.


Moderators
JS

Jason Samuel

General Manager / Program Director, WGCS
JASON SAMUEL A 25-year industry veteran, Jason Samuel is GM/PD of Americana formatted, WGCS-FM (South Bend, IN). The station has been named “Best College Station in the Nation” twice. Samuel is also an assistant professor of communication at Goshen College where he teaches courses in Broadcasting. He has a Master’s degree from Purdue University with research on the effects of digital audio on the music industry, social media... Read More →

Thursday September 18, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

#SEKNOW: Help Fans Find Your Band!

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
avatar for Robby  Towns

Robby Towns

Director, Digital Strategy & Community, Music Business Association
Robby Towns currently serves as the Director of Digital Strategy & Community for the Music Business Association. He got his start in the Advisory Services practice of KPMG, one of the largest professional services companies in the world, where he managed multi-million dollar engagements for a diverse portfolio of private and publicly held clients. Towns founded NestaMusic in 2010, a consultancy focusing on strategy, research, and new media... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:30am

Mentoring Sessions

The always popular mentoring sessions will allow delegates to sit down for individual conversations with music industry professionals to discuss current key business topics and learn hands-on skills. Each mentor will have a table and a topic such as licensing, management agreements, publishing and more. Delegates will rotate tables, giving them the opportunity to ask detailed questions and learn tangible take-aways that might not be possible in a large panel setting.


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Getting Down to the Business of Radio

Whether it’s non-com or commercial radio, at the end of the day, the light bill has to be paid and payroll still has to be met. How do we generate revenue while programming Americana music, a non-mainstream format? How do successful

Americana stations pay the bills? How do they train sales and underwriting staff to sell something outside the norm? How do they tap nontraditional revenue resources? Do non-comms approach on-air fundraising differently from their news and information counterparts? What tricks of the trade do commercial stations use to keep revenue flowing without sounding like the Top 40 competitor down the street?


Moderators
BP

Brad Paul

Americana Music Association
BRAD PAUL is a founding member of the Americana Music Association. He has served on its Board for thirteen years, three as President. Brad has promoted a variety of artists through his work as radio host/producer, video producer/director, as Rounder Records SVP of Promotion and as founder & Chief Mover & Shaker of Brad Paul Media. In 2013 Brad has worked with a great roster of talent including Aoife O’Donovan, Chuck Prophet, David... Read More →

Speakers
TL

Tony Lawson

Founder, Producer, and Program Director, WDVX
TONY LAWSON is founder, producer and program director at WDVX and its Blue Plate Special show. Founder/Consultant to the Knoxville Americana Music Foundation, he currently produces the series World Class Bluegrass. He also hosts Feature at Five. WDVX has been programming Americana 24/7 for 16 years over the airwaves of East Tennessee and streaming to the world. (Thursday 11:00 AM)
JM

John McGue

Music Director, WNKU/Cincinnati-Dayton
JOHN MCGUE is music director at WNKU/Cincinnati-Dayton. He is from Peru, IN and has been in radio since 1983, most of that in the Triple-A leaning Americana format. John was among the first to play, and champion the music of James McMurtry, Todd Snider, Shovels & Rope and many more. He’s held positions from PD to Sales Manager. (Wednesday 2:00 PM, Thursday 11:00 AM & Friday 2:00 PM)
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Chuck Taylor

Program Director, KHYI
CHUCK TAYLOR is the Program Director for KHYI in Dallas/Fort Worth. Chuck also hosts the syndicated Texas Countdown, the top 20 songs from Texas each week! Chuck is recognized for his interviews with the biggest names in Texas music. Born in Pine Bluff, AR, he first moved to Austin in 1999 where he fell in love twice, once with the woman who would become his wife and once with Texas Music. The need to champion independent artists led Chuck to the... Read More →
CT

Chris Teskey

Sr. Producer, WAMU
CHRIS TESKEY joined the Bluegrass Country broadcast team at WAMU in September 2011 with more than 30 years of experience hosting bluegrass programs in Connecticut. The station’s senior producer, he also hosts The Chris Teskey Show, featuring a variety of bluegrass and roots music, live interviews and performances. Chris also produces The Well Below The Valley, featuring music from the Celtic nations. (Thursday 11:00 AM)


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Photography as a Resource for Musicians

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
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Amanda Hale

Publicist, Vector Management
AMANDA HALE works closely with each manager to strategize and implement successful PR campaigns for their clients as Vector Management’s in-house publicist. Vector represents a wide variety of artists, many in the Americana genre, including Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Robert Ellis, Holly Williams and The Devil Makes Three. Amanda joined Vector in 2013 after over six years at New West Records in Los Angeles... Read More →

Speakers
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Jacob Blickenstaff

Owner, Jacob Blickenstaff Photography
JACOB BLICKENSTAFF is a photographer with broad experience in the music industry and entertainment media. He has created album cover, packaging and publicity images for New West, Daptone, Rounder and Norton Records. He is a regular culture assignment photographer for The New York Times and has written and photographed features for Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones.
DJ

Deone Jahnke

Photographer, Deone Jahnke, Photographer
DEONE JAHNKE is a Nashville-based photographer specializing in the music industry, working both artist-direct and with labels, publications and new media. Her images have been published internationally. A featured artist at the legendary Bluebird Café for 3 years, Deone’s photography can be seen regularly on the ABC TV show “Nashville,” and her stock imagery is represented by the Cache Agency of Los Angeles. (Thursday 11:00 AM)
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Regina Joskow

Rounder Records
REGINA JOSKOW has spent the last 30 years publicizing bands and helping to create image campaigns for artists at a variety of labels, including Atlantic, PolyGram, London, Sire, Verve and Rounder. She has worked with legends, fledgling artists, and everything in between across a wide variety of musical genres.
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Jim McGuire

Photographer
JIM MCGUIRE Renowned photographer Jim McGuire has photographed over 650 album covers and hundreds of musicians throughout his 40+ year career. McGuire is responsible for some of the most iconic black and white images, shot against the same hand painted canvas, of a long list of now legendary artists including John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Steve Young, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle, all of whom he met when they were... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Songs Our Daddy Taught Us: The Legacy of the Everly Brothers

In October, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be honoring The Everly Brothers in the annual Music Masters Series. This panel, a discussion between coproducers Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley and Music Director Rodney Crowell, will explore the impact and legacy of the Everlys who were inducted in the Rock Hall’s inaugural class in 1986 on rock and roll history and Americana music. They will share archival performance clips and discuss the brothers’ unique sound, which made them so essential to the development of rock and roll.


Speakers
JH

Jason Hanley

Director of Education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
JASON HANLEY is Director of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where he directs and teaches in the museum’s educational and public programming. He holds a PhD in Musicology from Stony Brook University and is a performing musician. He co-produces the Annual Music Masters program. (Thursday 11:00 AM)
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Lauren Onkey

Vice President of Education and Public Programs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
LAUREN ONKEY is Vice President of Education and Public Programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where she oversees the museum’s award-winning educational programs as well as its community outreach initiatives. Onkey holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She co-produces the Annual Music Masters program. (Thursday 11 AM)

Artists
RC

Rodney Crowell

In 2010, Rodney Crowell took a notion. He called up most of the band that had played with him on his 1988 commercial breakthrough albumDiamonds & Dirt and got them together in a recording studio. Here it was, two decades later. Bass player Michael Rhodes, drummer Eddie Bayers and guitarist Steuart Smith had become Nashville session royalty. Crowell had become one of the most admired songwriter/artists in America. But even they... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

YouTube Master Class

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
JF

Jessica Frech

Google
The quirky, pop-folk artist has been entertaining listeners and viewers for the past four years, bringing in over 77,000 subscribers and over 17 million viewers on her witty and energetic videos on her self-titled Youtube channel. As quoted by Billboard, Jess’ “endearing wit” has landed her appearances on FOX News, ABCNews, MSNBC, G4 “Attack of the Show,” Hyundai, Pepto-Bismol, SiriusXM, and “Late Night with... Read More →
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Margaret Hart

Artist
Margaret Hart is a member of the YouTube Music team in Beverly Hills.  She focuses on artist and label relations, specializing in artist education, and direct artist deals. Margaret began her career at YouTube in 2011 acquiring partners with an emphasis on music content.  Prior to YouTube she spent 3 years working in digital media, and distribution at William Morris Endeavor in Beverly Hills.


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00pm

Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon

The power party duo of Starfish Entertainment and Six Shooter Records joins forces again to present the 2014 Outlaws & Gunslingers Luncheon. Mosey over to Soulshine Pizza (new venue!) for another year of back-to-back performances from some of Canada’s most exciting and progressive roots, folk and country artists. With fine tunes, tasty morsels and, of course, Outlaws & Gunslingers-style hospitality (read: free shots), lunch never sounded so good!


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

1:00pm

Acoustic Cafe Presents Joe Henry

The internationally syndicated radio program Acoustic Café is thrilled to present an interview and performance with Joe Henry at this year’s AmericanaFest. Rob Reinhart will talk with Joe about his latest album Invisible Hour, as well as Mr. Henry’s 28-year career, which began with his first album in 1986. Joe will also perform a few choice song selections. The interview and performance will run on a September edition of Acoustic Café, heard on 90+ stations and Voice of America worldwide.

Open to conference badge holders. Limited seating available.


Moderators
RR

Rob Reinhart

ROB REINHART Over the last 20 years, Reinhart has owned a small ad agency and radio production company, written and produced syndicated comedy for radio, voiced thousands of radio and TV commercials, consulted movie, television and internet media projects, created and hosted both Acoustic Café and The No Depression Alt-Country Radio Hour. In 2013 and 2014, Acoustic Cafe and SongCraft Presents created brand new songs with a dozen artists at... Read More →

Artists

Thursday September 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Southern Ground Studios 114 17th Ave. South

1:00pm

Interview: Marty Stuart with Scott Goldman
Marty Stuart grew up in Mississippi listening to the local radio station.  He has called WHOC “one thousand watts of pure pleasure.”  For over forty years the five-time GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian has taken the essence of all that he heard—country, gospel, rock, soul—and become a messenger for the true sound of country music. His soon-to-be-released double album Saturday Night & Sunday Morning provides the perfect backdrop for a conversation with GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman about his legendary career and the influence of his Mississippi roots. Presented in partnership with The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Visit Mississippi.  Free to museum members and AmericanaFest badge-holders. Limited seating. Program pass required.

Please note: Buses leave PROMPTLY at 12:15 for the Hall of Fame. If you have a reservation for the program and choose not to ride the bus, you must be at the Hall of Fame 15 minutes prior to the start of the event or you will surrender your reservation.

 

Moderators
SG

Scott Goldman

GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares
SCOTT GOLDMAN joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. From 1991-2005 he ran the organization’s fundraising efforts within the music and entertainment industries. Since 2010 he has hosted nearly 200 programs at the GRAMMY Museum, interviewing artists about their music and careers. Goldman is also a professional musician appearing at clubs and... Read More →

Artists
MS

Marty Stuart

One of country's most historically minded new traditionalists, Marty Stuart was also one of the most eclectic, moving between honky tonk, rockabilly, country-rock, traditional country, and bluegrass. He was also one of the more flamboyant showmen, supporting his party-hearty image with a wardrobe of rhinestone-laden Nudie suits. Stuart was born in Philadelphia, MS, in 1958 and grew up obsessed with country music. He learned guitar and mandolin as... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame 222 Fifth Avenue South

1:00pm

SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents Carlene Carter & Mac Wiseman "Family Circle"

Carlene Carter, the granddaughter of Mother Maybelle Carter and the daughter of June Carter Cash, will keep the circle unbroken along with 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Mac Wiseman. They will perform songs from their respective albums Carter Girl and Songs from My Mother’s Hand, with help from their extended family and friends.

Open to conference badge holders and SiriusXM subscribers. Limited seating available.


Artists
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Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter comes full circle with her new CD, Carter Girl, released April 8, 2014 on Rounder Records.  As the daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original historic Carter Family, Carlene says it has been her lifelong goal to make this record.  "The songs on the album cover three generations... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SiriusXM Music City Theatre - Bridgestone Arena Tower 501 Broadway

2:00pm

Call Day Etiquette

A radio programmer receives hundreds of CDs each week and has limited time to listen. How do you get your music heard and subsequently PLAYED on his or her station? This annual favorite, The Call Day Etiquette panel, will show you the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of Radio Call Days. Featuring the best of the best of Americana radio promoters and programmers, you will hear actual calls and learn the secrets of success to get YOUR record on the TOP of the listening pile.


Moderators
JF

Jenni Finlay

Jenni Finlay Productions
JENNI FINLAY effortlessly shapes iconic careers. After all, her singular roster – legendary songwriters James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham and Slaid Cleaves as well as rising stars Caitlin Rose and Lucero – consistently climbs charts. The longtime radio promoter recently expanded into artist management. Graham and McMurtry immediately signed on as her first two management clients. “There wouldn’t be much of a James McMurtry... Read More →

Speakers
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Nancy Foster

Americana Music Programmer, GotRadio.com
NANCY FOSTER programs the Americana Channel on the web-casting Network GotRadio. com – streaming 48 diverse Channels 24/7 – and collaborates Folk and Bluegrass programming as well. With over 25 years of experience in radio, Nancy began programming music at WKHX in Atlanta, moving to Nashville in 1991 as MD of Rockin’ Country 102.9. At WMLB in Cumming, GA, Nancy was named Gavin Americana Commercial APD/MD. She resides in Nashville and... Read More →
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Al Moss

Americana Music Association
AL MOSS has promoted music for over 38 years. He’s worked for both major and independent, promoted to most radio formats at one time or another and worked on his own for the past 26 years. Moss has specialized in Americana music for the past 17 years. Gavin Magazine honored him as the “Americana Independent Promoter of the Year for 1999.” He is one of the founders of, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the... Read More →
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Jason Samuel

General Manager / Program Director, WGCS
JASON SAMUEL A 25-year industry veteran, Jason Samuel is GM/PD of Americana formatted, WGCS-FM (South Bend, IN). The station has been named “Best College Station in the Nation” twice. Samuel is also an assistant professor of communication at Goshen College where he teaches courses in Broadcasting. He has a Master’s degree from Purdue University with research on the effects of digital audio on the music industry, social media... Read More →
JS

Joe Swank

Bloodshot Records
JOE SWANK lives in Chicago and has been the radio promotion and regional tour press person at Bloodshot Records since 2008. Previously, he did radio promotions at Yep Roc Records in North Carolina for over half a decade, as well as stints working in returns, retail sales, marketing and promotions. Schooled in recording engineering & production, Swank has over 20 years experience as on-air talent and management in radio, as well as lengthy... Read More →
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Bill Wence

Bill Wence Productions
BILL WENCE runs his own worldwide and national radio promotion company, celebrating over a quarter century in business. He’s worked with Jerry Jeff Walker, Mary Gauthier, Tom T. Hall, Jonell Mosser, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Rivers and others. Memberships include founding member of Americana Music Association, Folk Alliance, NARAS, ASCAP, IBMA, BBB, CMA, ACM & AFM #257. (Friday 2:00 PM)


Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

The Power of Free

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
SZ

Stevie Zea Escoto

Girlilla Marketing
Stevie Escoto has been kicking it around the digital marketing and music business space for eight years and joined Team Girlilla in 2009. She specializes in developing and implementing innovative digital marketing strategies for clients in both the brand and music spaces. She also makes up the one-woman sports division of the company.  Stevie made the trek to Nashville from Chandler, AZ to be a Blue Raider at Middle Tennessee State... Read More →

Speakers
SA

Scott Aiges

Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation
Scott Aiges is Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation – the nonprofit that owns Jazz Fest. In that capacity he manages numerous programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Among his responsibilities are producing four mid-size free festivals and four major jazz concerts each year, in addition to managing various grants programs conferences, the... Read More →
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Daniel Higbee

Secret Road
Daniel Higbee is the Head of Film/TV in the music licensing department of Secret Road, a boutique music services company in Los Angeles. Hailing from Kansas City, Higbee traded his midwest Triple A radio job for a position at the Los Angeles company Sugaroo!, pitching artists like Ani DiFranco and Epitaph Records for film & television. On the side he freelanced for music supervisor Jennifer Pyken, assisting her with... Read More →
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Katy Kirby

Director of Marketing, Thirty Tigers
Katy Kirby is a community builder, early adopter of social media, music technology advocate, Nashville fan, art nerd, and creative instigator. As the Director of Marketing for the independent music marketing, distribution, and management company Thirty Tigers, she works on a daily basis to give artists a strong voice in the ever-changing digital media landscape. With fifteen years of experience in the entertainment industry and almost ten years... Read More →
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Derek Webb

Noisetrade
Derek Webb started his music career over 20 years ago as a founding member of the Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon's Call. After 10 years, Derek left to pursue a solo career that quickly garnered him a reputation for being a provocative singer/songwriter, challenging the political and spiritual status quo. In 2006, Webb convinced his label, INO Records / Columbia Records, to give away over 80,000 free downloads... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Artist Management: Examining the Team of Sturgill Simpson

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
AP

Ann Powers

Critic and Correspondent, NPR Music
ANN POWERS is the critic and correspondent for NPR Music. She was chief pop critic for the Los Angeles Times from 2006-2010, a curator at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle from 2001-2005, and a critic for the New York Times from 1997-2001. She has written or edited four books, including, with the artist, the memoir/manifesto Tori Amos: Piece By Piece. She is currently working on a book, to be published by Scribner, about the... Read More →

Speakers
MD

Marc Dottore

M. Dottore Management
MARC DOTTORE Coming to Nashville in 1985, Marc started off on the road doing lights and production for a number of artists including multi-year runs with Eddie Rabbitt, George Strait, The Gatlin Brothers and Kathy Mattea. He moved into management in the mid 90’s, working for mainstream management company Titley-Spalding, as Kathy Mattea’s manager. Marc went out on his own in 2002 making Performing Arts, Roots Music and Americana his... Read More →
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Asha Goodman

Senior Director, Sacks & Co.
ASHA GOODMAN is Senior Director at Sacks & Co. Goodman has worked at Sacks & Co. since 2006 and moved to Nashville in 2010 to start the company’s office there. With offices in New York and Nashville, Sacks & Co. enjoys an international reputation for working with the most talented and visionary individuals and organizations. Their clients include musicians, filmmakers, film producers, theater companies, arts presenters and... Read More →
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Jonathan Levine

Senior Executive Agent, Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency
JONATHAN LEVINE is a Senior Executive Agent at the Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency and co-runs the Agency’s Nashville office. As one of the leading agents in the music industry, Levine’s passion for partnering with artists to help them develop and achieve their goals was recently rewarded with the prestigious Bobby Brooks Agent of the Year Award, at the International Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. With over 25 years of... Read More →
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John Strohm

Sr. Counsel, Loeb & Loeb
John Strohm is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney in the Nashville office of Loeb & Loeb, LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of musicians, songwriters, producers, music publishers, record labels, and entertainment-focused technology companies. Strohm counts several Grammy winners among his clients. He has recently taught classes in Entertainment Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Thursday September 18, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:00pm

Acoustic Cafe Presents Lee Ann Womack

The internationally syndicated radio program Acoustic Café is thrilled to present an interview and performance with Lee Ann Womack. Rob Reinhart will talk with Lee Ann about her latest album The Way I’m Livin’, as well as her career, which began with his first album in 1997. The interview & performance will run on a September edition of Acoustic Café, heard on 90+ stations and Voice of America worldwide.

Open to conference badge holders. Limited seating available.


Moderators
RR

Rob Reinhart

ROB REINHART Over the last 20 years, Reinhart has owned a small ad agency and radio production company, written and produced syndicated comedy for radio, voiced thousands of radio and TV commercials, consulted movie, television and internet media projects, created and hosted both Acoustic Café and The No Depression Alt-Country Radio Hour. In 2013 and 2014, Acoustic Cafe and SongCraft Presents created brand new songs with a dozen artists at... Read More →

Artists
LA

Lee Ann Womack

In a world of faster, harder, louder, Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical: to be real. Strip it all away, get to the core of life, love and raw emotion – and you find songs that distill it all to the stopping power of a hollow point bullet. “It just seems like music when it is most powerful hits you right between the eyes,” says the Grammy-winning vocalist who has been singled out for “the clarity of a soul that realizes loss... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Southern Ground Studios 114 17th Ave. South

3:30pm

Content Strategy: What, Why, Where, and How?

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
avatar for Jon Romero

Jon Romero

Director, Digital Marketing, Vector Management
Jon Romero has been pushing the envelope in the digital music space since 2007. As head of the digital department at Vector Management, one of the most formidable artist, lifestyle and brand management companies in the entertainment business today, Romero is responsible for overseeing the digital landscape for the entire roster. He and his team supervise clients’ digital marketing and social media campaigns, create VIP experiences and... Read More →
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Rachel Whitney

Borman Entertainement
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Jamie Lynne Younger

Warner Music Nashville


Thursday September 18, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Lawyers in Other Roles: Manager, Agent, or Partner

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
RA

Richard and Susan Idell

MVFF Fast Pass Dual, Idell & Seitel LLP
RICHARD J. IDELL is a founding partner of Idell & Seitel LLP in San Francisco and has over 30 years of experience handling litigation and transactional matters in technology and entertainment, particularly live entertainment. For 2013-2015 he is Chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries. (Thursday 3:30 PM)

Speakers
JB

John Beiter

Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes
JOHN C. BEITER is an entertainment attorney practicing in the music and related | entertainment industries with a focus on intellectual property and contractual matters. | He is a member of the law firm of Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes in Nashville. His clients | have included recording artists, songwriters, record companies, music publishers and | various parties involved in the music industry, such as SESAC, Inc., one of the domestic... Read More →
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Kirk Schroder

Schroder Fidlow, PLC
KIRK T. SCHRODER has an extensive entertainment and arts law practice. He serves as counsel for production companies and film financiers who have distribution agreements with major Hollywood studios for theatrical motion pictures. He also handles a variety of talent issues on behalf of radio and television personalities. (Thursday 3:30 PM & Friday 10:45 AM)


Thursday September 18, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Songlines Music Meeting

This popular session allows attendees to participate in a simulated Music Meeting where we’ll listen to a dozen great, mostly yet-to-be-released new songs that the room will score and discuss in detail. Find out why programmers (radio, TV, internet, music bloggers) make the choices they do and how we all hear music in different ways. It’s always fun, informative, good natured and packed, so get there early!


Moderators
avatar for Sean Coakley

Sean Coakley

Owner, Songlines
SEAN COAKLEY has spent the last 21 years running Songlines, a marketing and promotion company specializing in rock and roots music for adults. Previously, he headed MMA Management/rooArt Records (INXS), North America (1991–93) which followed twelve years of radio promotion and artist development at Arista (1983–91) and ATCO/Atlantic (1978–83). (Thursday 3:30 pm)

Speakers
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Leslie Rouffe

Americana Radio Promoter, Songlines Music
LESLIE ROUFFE has more than 21 years of music industry experience, including radio promotion, retail marketing, radio sales, artist consultation, booking and management. Her career has included successful stints at WADN Radio, Hear Music (now Starbucks) and Rounder Records, where she oversaw the Americana & Triple A radio departments. She has helmed Songlines’ Nashville-based Americana wing for the past 13 years. She is also a... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

4:00pm

SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Five-time GRAMMY winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian and his crack hillbilly combo perform selections from new double album Saturday Night & Sunday Morning LIVE on-air with host Mojo Nixon, “The Loon in the Afternoon.”

Open to conference badgeholders and SiriusXM subscribers. Limited seating available.


Artists
MS

Marty Stuart

One of country's most historically minded new traditionalists, Marty Stuart was also one of the most eclectic, moving between honky tonk, rockabilly, country-rock, traditional country, and bluegrass. He was also one of the more flamboyant showmen, supporting his party-hearty image with a wardrobe of rhinestone-laden Nudie suits. Stuart was born in Philadelphia, MS, in 1958 and grew up obsessed with country music. He learned guitar and mandolin as... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SiriusXM Music City Theatre - Bridgestone Arena Tower 501 Broadway

5:00pm

Breakout West Party

Western Canada is known for cold winters and hot music. But we’re no strangers to the joys of a summer afternoon backyard BBQ party. BreakOut West brings a stellar showcase of new music plus beer, food trucks and a dose of East Nashville attitude to the backyard at The Groove. Performers include JUNO Award-nominated country-roots singer-songwriter Del Barber, alt-country crooners The Bros. Landreth, prairie balladeer Zachary Lucky and folk-pop husband wife duo The Royal Foundry. The second annual BreakOut West Americanafest party is presented by Alberta Music, Manitoba Music, and Sask Music.


Artists
DB

Del Barber

Del Barber grew up in the Canadian Prairies, and the landscape is as much a part of him as the people he has met along the way. From the fertile Red River Valley to the pastures of the west, straight into the factory floors and slaughter houses of the city, Barber’s fourth album, Prairieography, is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories. Recorded at Empire Recording in Winnipeg, the album is blanketed in warmth... Read More →
TB

The Bros. Landreth

After nearly a decade of supporting some of Canada’s most talented artists, from Deric Ruttan to Imaginary Cities, the Landreth brothers are finally embarking on a project uniquely their own. “We’re finally at a place and a time where we feel like we can contribute something of value that’s going to stand up with the great music that our peers are making.” says Dave. Joey contributes: “After watching these... Read More →
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Zachary Lucky

Hearing Zachary Lucky’s songs, or reading or writing about this emerging and indelible Canadian artist’s past, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. With his sixth and latest release, The Ballad Of Losing You, there is an inherent shift. As the album title suggests, Lucky has constructed an earnest and personal narrative about the uncertainty of loss and of transformation... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 18, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Groove 1103 Calvin Avenue, East Nashville

5:00pm

Plowboy Records Party

Plowboy Records is proud to host our first-ever Americanafest event! Join us in Nashville at Soulshine Pizza as we present Plowboy artists Chuck Mead & his Grassy Knoll Boys, J.D. Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers, Paul Burch, Buzz Cason and more!


Artists
CM

Chuck Mead

After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans... Read More →
JW

JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers

Plowboy Records’ latest signing, J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, will release 'Wild Moon,' their third album, September 24th. Produced by Cheetah Chrome, ‘Wild Moon’ finds The Dirt Daubers - previously an old-timey, acoustic group – plugged in and wailing away on raw, blissfully distorted rock-n-roll and blues. The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers front man, artist, director and country punk pioneer... Read More →
PB

Paul Burch

Over a decade of critically acclaimed albums, Paul Burch’s original and riveting mix of rock and roll, blues and honky tonk has been described by USA Today as “music that sounds thoroughly modern but completely unlike contemporary country” and Entertainment Weekly has called him "a modern day Jimmie Rodgers." Both in his recordings and his live shows, Burch is frequently backed by his long time group, the WPA Ballclub, and... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

5:30pm

Celebrating the Music of Alex Chilton: Book Reading and Signing with Author Holly George-Warren

In conjunction with the recently published biography, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man, author Holly George-Warren will be joined by such Chilton colleagues, friends, and acolytes as Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, music business veterans/longtime Chilton pals Dan & Adele Tyler, guitarist Will Kimbrough, and other special guests for discussion, music, and a reading/signing.


Speakers
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Holly George-Warren

Author
HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN Two-time-GRAMMY-nominee Holly George-Warren is the author of more than a dozen books, including A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. Her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, No Depression, the Oxford American, and many other publications. She is currently at work on a biography of... Read More →

Artists
WK

Will Kimbrough

Will Kimbrough is a singer, songwriter, award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer and bandleader with a voracious appetite for every aspect of music. Born and raised in the deep south of the Alabama Gulf Coast, he ingested eclectic FM radio sounds and the music of nearby New Orleans. In his quest to develop his musical capacities to their fullest, Will Kimbrough has become a modern-day Renaissance Man. Kimbrough’s... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Howlin Books 1702 8th Ave South

5:30pm

Music Business Meet Up

Connect with other business professionals at this cocktail hour event brought to you by our friends at The Music Business Association. Network, brainstorm, mingle.

Open to all badge holders. Cash bar.


Thursday September 18, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

5:30pm

Americana Ladies' Night Line-Up: Presented by Fanny's House of Music

A party in East Nashville’s cool and breezy pavilion. Featuring Buffalo Clover, Anne McCue, Hannah Aldridge, Lily Hiatt, and more. Visit www.thepavilioneast.com



Thursday September 18, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Pavilion East 11th & Fatherland in East Nashville

5:30pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

Music City Roots at the Factory at Franklin

Music City Roots is a nation-spanning weekly radio show and webcast featuring the finest roots and Americana music from and passing through Nashville. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, Keith Bilbrey and Craig Havighurst, the show has become a beloved institution among fans and artists alike. Yes, it spent four years at the Loveless Barn, but Roots is now in a cool new home, Liberty Hall in the easy-to-access Factory at Franklin. Come experience old-school presentation at this official AMA showcase with the original lineup of BR5-49, Chris Smither, The Duhks and Ruthie Foster.


Artists
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BR5-49

In 1995, 5 guys got together on a little stage on Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN. Something clicked and before they knew it, they were traveling the world sharing their music with anyone who would listen....
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Chris Smither

Chris Smither, born in Miami, FL, and raised in New Orleans, is an American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. In 1970, he released his first album I'm A Stranger, Too! on Poppy Records, followed by Don’t It Drag On the next year. Smither continued to tour, becoming a fixture in the New England folk clubs. In 1972, a longstanding working... Read More →
RF

Ruthie Foster

Those who have followed RUTHIE FOSTER’S eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie’s astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas, followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in Austin, Texas. Ruthie's list of achievements include Best Female Vocalist in... Read More →
TD

The Duhks

The Duhks are back and set to release their long-awaited new studio album Beyond the Blue on June 24. The album shows the band in the best form of its 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Music City Roots 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

7:30pm

Lee Ann Womack
Artists
LA

Lee Ann Womack

In a world of faster, harder, louder, Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical: to be real. Strip it all away, get to the core of life, love and raw emotion – and you find songs that distill it all to the stopping power of a hollow point bullet. “It just seems like music when it is most powerful hits you right between the eyes,” says the Grammy-winning vocalist who has been singled out for “the clarity of a soul that realizes loss... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

7:30pm

Leo 'Bud' Welch
Thursday September 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

8:00pm

Amy Ray
Artists
AR

Amy Ray

Amy Ray’s progression as a singer/songwriter has taken her up and down all of the switchback trails of the South, from the dive bars of Saturday night to church on Sunday morning, with some coffeehouses and arenas along the way, too. Goodnight Tender, her first country album, integrates all of these influences in fresh, surprising ways and testifies to her range and virtuosity as an artist who is always game to follow a thread of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Artists
EB

Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in the rich string arrangements and multi-part vocal harmonies of The Red Clay Halo, spearheaded by Emily’s clear, expressive voice and her charismatic stage presence. Alongside the Wallander theme, Emily has also... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

Frank Fairfield
Artists
FF

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield is a native of Fresno, California who now resides in Los Angeles. Frank's unique take on the traditional murder ballad, "Duncan and Brady" was Third Man Records's first Blue Series release of 2014. TMR calls Frank's performance, "A dark and delirious slice of new American Primitive by the modern master of the form…a genius on the fiddle, guitar, and banjo who possesses a broken and soulful voice which perfectly reflects the... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Grant-Lee Phillips
Artists
GL

Grant Lee Phillips

ABC News called Grant-Lee Phillips, "One of the most gifted songwriters of his generation..." Phillips has had a consistent and enthusiastic following among fans and critics alike. He’s enjoyed notoriety as a recording artist, comedic actor and film composer. His career started as frontman of Grant-Lee Buffalo. He was named “ male vocalist of the year” in 1995 by Rolling Stone. USA Today called him a, "soulful balladeer" and one... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

8:00pm

Joe Pug
Artists
JP

Joe Pug

For the moment, Joe Pug has it figured out, career if not life: Just write the songs that have to be written, play them for anybody who will listen, tour as if you had no home. Oh, and give your music away. Which isn’t to say he won’t be selling his debut full-length offering, Messenger ( Released 2/16/2010 on Lightning Rod). But free is how he came to make it, more or less. | | It worked like this, for Joe Pug anyhow: The day... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine)
Artists
PF

Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine)

Parsonsfield is a roots band with a grassroots ethos. The Connecticut quintet prizes the human element that underpins their music, from songwriting to recording to album design and even choice of record label: Parsonsfield releases its self-titled debut studio LP, recorded with Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive), Nov. 5 on Signature Sounds.


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

8:00pm

Ryan Montbleau
Artists
RM

Ryan Montbleau

Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. | | For that and many other reasons, Montbleau's next album, For Higher, is quite literally a departure. Well-established out... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

The Vespers
Artists
TV

The Vespers

The Vespers are one of those bands that have built an extensive underground following simply through word of mouth and heavy touring. The band is uniquely made up of two sibling duos; the Cryar sisters, and the Jones brothers. The four have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of acoustic instruments and harmonies only siblings can create. Their showmanship generates a roller coaster of sight, sound, and emotion and their inherent... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

8:30pm

Luther Dickinson
Speakers

Thursday September 18, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

8:30pm

Sam Outlaw
Artists
SO

Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw is a country singer living in Los Angeles. | | He was born in South Dakota and his mother’s maiden name is Outlaw. | | Sam writes original songs that seek to capture the spirit of the classic country music he learned from his favorite singers: George Jones, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Emmylou Harris, Don Williams, Keith Whitley, George Strait, etc. 


Thursday September 18, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Angaleena Presley
Artists
AP

Angaleena Presley

Truth can sometimes slap you in the face. And it does when you listen to the music of Angaleena Presley. Hailing from the small mining town of Beauty in Eastern Kentucky, Presley’s comparisons have likened her to the strong females of country music who have blazed the trail before her: Bobbie Gentry, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, and Angaleena’s musical hero, Loretta Lynn. Writing in Nashville since 2002, Presley has established... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Banditos
Artists
B

Banditos

Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a myriad of influences that would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck.  | | Originating from Birmingham, Alabama, the band has since relocated to Nashville, TN and are using their disparate influences to forge a more assured identity. | | Though they recall a dozen bands, they sound like none so much as themselves. The instrumentation is as ambitious as it is deftly executed. Mingling upright... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

9:00pm

Carlene Carter
Artists
CC

Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter comes full circle with her new CD, Carter Girl, released April 8, 2014 on Rounder Records.  As the daughter of country music legends June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original historic Carter Family, Carlene says it has been her lifelong goal to make this record.  "The songs on the album cover three generations... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

9:00pm

Gregory Alan Isakov
Artists
GA

Gregory Alan Isakov

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. | | Music has been a stabilizing and constant force. “I’ve always had this sense about music and writing that I sort of have to do it. Like I’ll implode without it. I probably... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Laura Cantrell
Artists
LC

Laura Cantrell

Laura Cantrell is a country music artist based in New York City. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to New York to attend Columbia College, and found that her abiding interest in country music helped her stay connected with her family roots. That interest was the motivation behind her long-running radio program on WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, “The Radio Thrift Shop.” Beginning on WFMU in 1993, the program was a Saturday afternoon staple in... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

9:00pm

Robert Ellis
Artists
RE

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great | while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new | record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered | and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a | box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more | striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Tom Freund
Artists
TF

Tom Freund

It’s in the seemingly effortless ease with which he delivers his conversational lyrics and mellifluous melodies, this natural magic that is at the heart of Tom Freund’s music. Though he’s well-schooled and widely-traveled in a variety of genres -- from hearftelt folk to buoyant pop to boho jazz to straightforward rock ’n’ roll, and beyond -- Freund ultimately comes across simply as a singer-songwriter with his own... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Whiskey Shivers
Artists
WS

Whiskey Shivers

Born in a woodpile in the twilight months of ought nine, we came from all corners of the US looking to do one thing: to knock the dust off roots music.  | | Upright bass, fiddle, washboard, banjo and guitar; a traditional arrangement for some not so traditional music.  | | Along with our many originals, we breathe new life into old standards, always searching for the true soul of this country's earliest means of hoein' down... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

9:30pm

Buddy Miller
Artists
BM

Buddy Miller

Until he paints his masterpiece… | | Pop stardom has, for many years, attuned listeners to the arrival of shining new faces filled with vital new ideas, to which attention must be paid. Instantly. Briefly, for the most part. | | It says here that there is another path, at least if what one cares about is music, and not celebrity. The steady lines in Buddy Miller’s face, the passions which abide within his voice, and the... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:30pm

Marty Stuart
Artists
MS

Marty Stuart

One of country's most historically minded new traditionalists, Marty Stuart was also one of the most eclectic, moving between honky tonk, rockabilly, country-rock, traditional country, and bluegrass. He was also one of the more flamboyant showmen, supporting his party-hearty image with a wardrobe of rhinestone-laden Nudie suits. Stuart was born in Philadelphia, MS, in 1958 and grew up obsessed with country music. He learned guitar and mandolin as... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:30pm - 10:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

10:00pm

Andrew Combs
Artists
AC

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. His music is equal parts rough-and-tumble '60s Chicago blues, Planet Waves-era Dylan, and vintage Nashville folk. His band’s live show was once described as a cross between Merle Haggard’s stripped-down country rock and the tightly wound garage punk of Detroit’s MC5. They call it “country soul swag,” and you should too.


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Bobby Bare, Jr.
Artists
BB

Bobby Bare Jr

BOBBY BARE JR’S QUICK FACTS: Has a degree in psychology from the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. Made 2 albums for Immortal Records with his band “BARE JR.” -one for sony records in 1998 and one for virgin records in 2001. Born raised and still lives in Nashville, TN. Is VERY afraid of elves. Has 3 children -two boys and one girl- Nominated for a grammy at the age of 6 years old for a duet with his dad called... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Joshua James
Artists
JJ

Joshua James

Raised in hard-bitten Nebraska, Joshua James’ work reflects a distinctly American ache, a yearning for a big sky and an open road.  Beckoned westward out of his heartland home by the voices of Jim Morrison and Isaac Brock, he made it as far as the mountains of Utah, where like the settlers before him, he was stopped in his tracks by the arresting beauty. Here, where the mountains pierce the heavens, some believe a conduit is open between man... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Otis Gibbs
Artists
OG

Otis Gibbs

While writing the songs on this record, I found myself thinking an awful lot about my father and how he encouraged me to do everything I could to pursue a creative life. He rode a Harley Davidson chopper, sang along to Jerry Lee Lewis records and took absolutely no shit from anyone. The only job he ever enjoyed was driving a tow truck, but he couldn’t support the family on just 85 cents an hour. He was convinced he’d finally hit the... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

10:00pm

Parker Millsap
Artists
PM

Parker Millsap

An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he’s since departed, 21-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer with his self-titled Okrahoma Records/ Thirty Tigers debut album. Accompanied by his collaborators, high school buddy Michael Rose on bass and fiddle-player Daniel Foulks, the young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Rodney Crowell
Artists
RC

Rodney Crowell

In 2010, Rodney Crowell took a notion. He called up most of the band that had played with him on his 1988 commercial breakthrough albumDiamonds & Dirt and got them together in a recording studio. Here it was, two decades later. Bass player Michael Rhodes, drummer Eddie Bayers and guitarist Steuart Smith had become Nashville session royalty. Crowell had become one of the most admired songwriter/artists in America. But even they... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

10:00pm

The Black Lillies
Artists
TB

The Black Lillies

Black Lillies front man Cruz Contreras knows a thing or two about the road.  | | After co-founding Robinella and the CCstringband with his wife, he spent nearly a decade traveling the road and making music from coast to coast. When his marriage – and the band – dissolved in 2007, he returned to the road … this time, as the driver of a truck for a stone company. It was here, over a year spent rolling down the highways of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Zoe Muth
Artists
ZM

Zoe Muth

“Turn it all upside down,” Zoe Muth sings on the opening track of her third full-length album, World of Strangers. “See the stars when we’re looking at the ground, shining all around.” Muth brings us ten heartrending tales of the leaving and the left behind in her trademark style of infusing moments of despair with hope and levity. This time around she has made some changes, channeling a wider array of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:30pm

Trigger Hippy
Artists
TH

Trigger Hippy

Trigger Hippy is a powerful, soul-infused rock and roll band founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman featuring twin lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene who also plays guitar and keyboards.  Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac, who co-produced the EP with the band, and bassist Nick Govrik. According to The Memphis Commercial Appeal, the bands material... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Greyhounds
Artists
G

Greyhounds

As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them. | | Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Immigrant Union
Artists
IU

Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union.  | | Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Israel Nash
Artists
IN

Israel Nash

Rain Plans, the new album from Israel Nash was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year. The record received immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails it as “music soaked in rural American lore,” and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” | | Rain Plans was produced by Nash, recorded & mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Ted Young... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Joe Henry
Artists

Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

11:00pm

Lake Street Dive
Artists
LS

Lake Street Dive

Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom, though they insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests. “We realize this could all go away tomorrow,” says Rachael Price. “But that won’t change what we do. We want to continue to do this for a long, long time. This is what we love. We just want to make sure we keep enjoying ourselves.” | | Lake... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Robby Hecht
Artists
RH

Robby Hecht

A proper artist struggles to influence life’s signal to noise ratio. Under the right kind of concentration, the static grows quiet. The extraneous and the superficial are pared away. And precious human qualities are held still, carefully turned over and inspected for illuminating details. In Robby Hecht’s case, this effort emerges as music that invites and even induces the listener to a similar place of serenity, clarity and patience... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

The Stray Birds
Artists
TS

The Stray Birds

When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs. | | Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

Webb Wilder
Artists
WW

Webb Wilder

Hardly a purist, he has described the music he and his band, The Beatnecks, make as, "Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans." In essence: Rock and Roll. There’s nothing new about combining R & B, Rock and Roll, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock. The Rolling Stones and the Beatles proved that it can yield marvelous and diverse results. I said he wasn’t a PURIST. I didn’t say he wasn’t very PICKY about the quality of... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

11:00pm

Willie Watson
Artists
WW

Willie Watson

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. | | His debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, was produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios, the studio he co-owns with associate producer Gillian Welch in Nashville, TN, over the course of a pair of two-day sessions, for their own... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:30pm

Whiskey Myers
Artists
WM

Whiskey Myers

Whiskey Myers makes honest music.  | | Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. Their songs are stories, with characters and situations that are immediately relatable. Stories of celebration, mourning, trials and triumph. Through the quality of these songs, and their undeniable power in concert and on record, the band has... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 11:30pm - Friday September 19, 2014 12:15am
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Ben Miller Band
Artists
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Ben Miller Band

Hailing from Joplin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.  Poet and... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Dustbowl Revival
Artists
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Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

12:00am

Matt Andersen
Artists
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Matt Andersen

Growing up in Perth-Andover, you learn a thing or two about the tough grind. The family-oriented, blue-collar community is home to singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen. While manual labour wasn’t his calling, hard work is something you pride yourself on growing up in a small-town. Having played over 200 shows in 2012, his work ethic has never been questioned. Matt’s narrative-driven writing cuts through the soul, blending... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Police Dog Hogan
Artists
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Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan is a 7-piece urban bluegrass outfit formed in stages over the course of a year. The nucleus of the present group first performed together in early 2009, founded on strict principles based on the simplicity of the instrumental line-up: guitar, fiddle and mandolin. The later addition of banjo, bass and drums badly undermined these core principles, but the resulting sound was worth the betrayal. | | Some time that summer the fiddle... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Promised Land Sound
Artists
PL

Promised Land Sound

There was a time, just yesterday in cosmic terms but increasingly difficult for the young’uns to remember, when Chuck Berry provided the essential template for rock and roll bands. These days those bedrock r&b foundations may feel remote, or even archeological, but Nashville country-rock combo Promised Land Sound (formerly Promised Land) chose to begin at the beginning, unselfconsciously; they named themselves after an immortal... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Robyn Hitchcock

Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

12:00am

Sean Rowe
Artists
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Sean Rowe

Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic. The San Francisco Chronicle described the record as “beautiful and haunting.”  | | On his new album The Salesman and the Shark, Rowe has... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

The Paul Thorn Band
Artists
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Paul Thorn

Paul Thorn took an unexpected detour on the road to recording a follow-up to his most successful release, 2010's Pimps and Preachers. After writing many discs of semi-autobiographical tunes that have drawn comparisons to John Hiatt and John Prine, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter - hailed as the "Mark Twain of Americana" - decided to do an album of covers. "I wanted to take a break from myself," he reveals, "do something different... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

12:00am

Willie Sugarcapps
Artists
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Willie Sugarcapps

Featuring Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes & Sugarcane Jane. | | Way down in lower Alabama, almost every weekend for the past two years, folks have been coming together for a music gathering called The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. One part house concert, one part Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble, the affair has hosted some of the country’s finest songwriters, pickers, bluesman and troubadours ranging from Mary Gauthier... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Friday, September 19
 

8:30am

Registration Open
Friday September 19, 2014 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Aircheck Critique

This is an opportunity for radio show hosts to improve their game. These will be one-on-one sessions with professional programmers with years of radio experience. You will have an opportunity to play your aircheck and get constructive feedback on what you’re doing right and what could use improvement. Whether you are currently on terrestrial radio, hosting a podcast, or working in internet radio here’s your chance to get an honest evaluation of your work.


Moderators
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Jessie Scott

Sun Radio
JESSIE SCOTT is the director of Hill Country Live, with venues in New York City, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, NY. She is the music director and midday personality at the Americana station network, Sun Radio, Austin. In prior years, she worked as Americana Editor at The Gavin Report, programmed the Americana channel X Country at XM Radio from launch to merger, and has been heard on the radio in major markets including New York City, Pittsburgh... Read More →

Friday September 19, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00am

Independent Means

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
avatar for Judy Tint

Judy Tint

Counselor-at-Law
Judy Tint has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, consultant and producer in the entertainment industry. A graduate of Rutgers College and Columbia Law School, Tint represents a variety of recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, managers, radio personalities, independent labels and others, from unknowns to icons. She is an Adjunct Professor in the NYU Music Business Department, serves on the Board of Governors of The... Read More →

Speakers
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Al Bell

Stax Records / Memphis Music Foundation
AL BELL is Chairman and CEO of Al Bell Presents, LLC. Former owner of Stax Records. Produced the landmark 1973 film “Wattstax.” Former President of the Motown Records Group. Recipient of the Prestigious GRAMMY Trustees Award, presented by NARAS in 2011 in recognition of Mr. Bell’s lifetime of influence, achievement and success in his pursuit of musical excellence.
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Michael Milom

Partner, Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelly, PLC
MICHAEL MILOM is a partner in the Nashville law firm of Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelly, PLC, focusing his practice on Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property. He represents many well-known recording and touring artists, songwriters, music publishers and music industry executives. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Music and Personal Appearances Division of the ABA Form on Entertainment and Sports Law and served as an Adjunct... Read More →
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Mike Molinar

Vice President, Big Machine Music
MIKE MOLINAR A veteran music publisher with several of Nashville’s top independent publishing houses since 1997, Mike Molinar is currently the Vice President of Big Machine Music where he proudly represents Justin Moore, Jonathan Singleton, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Dustin Lynch, Raul Malo (of the Mavericks), Josh Thompson, Laura Veltz, Aaron Scherz, and newcomers RaeLynn and Maddie & Tae, among others. (Friday 9:00 AM)
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Stephanie Taylor

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
STEPHANIE TAYLOR is a partner with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC where she serves as head of the Entertainment Law Practice Group. Taylor received a Bachelor of Music and J.D. from the University of Nebraska, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Belmont University. Prior to joining Bone, Taylor was a tenured professor of music business at MTSU and worked professionally as a concert violinist and country/bluegrass fiddle player... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

9:30am

Music, Mental Health, and the Frontiers of Brain Research

You’ve probably noticed a surge of articles and books in recent years about music and the brain. Emerging research shows that music perception, appreciation, and practice affect the mind. Music can influence learning, memory, stress and emotion. Why does music help us learn our ABC’s? Why do we have that one song that can bring us joy or make us weep? These are questions that researchers are currently investigating. In addition, music may be used as therapy for treatment of a range of brain disorders from PTSD to Alzheimer’s. The panel will survey the current understanding of the connection between music and the mind and foster communication between musicians, clinicians and neuroscientists to help this fascinating and exciting new field reach its full potential.


Moderators
avatar for Craig Havighurst

Craig Havighurst

Journalist / Producer, Music City Roots
Craig Havighurst is a Nashville-based author, journalist, speaker and media producer who’s been studying musical culture and the music business since the late 90s. With academic background in literature, journalism and public policy, Craig has written for NPR, WPLN-FM, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly and other magazines. He was a staff writer at The Tennessean from 2001-2004. He’s currently senior producer and writer for Music City... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Baganz

Neuroscientist, Vanderbilt University
NICOLE BAGANZ is a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, and her research has been published in top-tiered science journals. She is also dedicated to science outreach and communication outside of the lab. Nicole is a passionate lover of music and is one of the founding members of the Vanderbilt Brain and Music Seminar Series and on the planning committee for the first Vanderbilt Music and Mind Symposium. She also writes, winning the... Read More →
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Jennifer Plume

Music Therapist, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
JENNY PLUME is a board certified Music Therapist. She developed the Music Therapy Program at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and has been employed there for 8 years. Jenny’s recent project has helped to bring the music community together with the patients and families with whom she works. Jenny is also the Coordinator of Clinical Placements for the new Music Therapy Program at Belmont University. She spent... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Off The Record Radio Show

Off The Record, a nationally syndicated weekly music interview show on Triple R FM in Melbourne, Australia, which goes to air every Saturday morning. The program is also broadcast to more than 45 stations on the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's satellite network (the equivalent of National Public Radio) in Australia. You can read about it at: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/off-the-record/

Off The Record has won Best Music Program Award from the CBAA four times and in 2012 was a finalist in the Excellence In Music Programming category.


Moderators
BW

Brian Wise

Off The Record / Addicted to Noise / Rhythms Magazine
I produce and present Off The Record, a nationally syndicated weekly music interview show on Triple R FM in Melbourne (102.7FM www.org.au) which goes to air every Saturday morning between 9.00am and midday. The program is also broadcast to more than 45 stations on the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's satellite network (the equivalent of National Public Radio) in Australia. You can read about it at... Read More →

Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:45am

The Fundamentals of Reality Television and Network Competition Television Shows

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
JG

James G. Zumwalt

Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes, LLP
JAMES “JIM” ZUMWALT is an equity partner in the Nashville law firm of Shackelford, Zumwalt & Hayes, LLP with concentration in the practice of entertainment and media law. He is a graduate of the Leadership Music Program and has served on the Leadership Music Board of Directors. Jim’s practice includes record labels, television production companies, independent film companies, publishing companies, recording artists, music... Read More →

Speakers
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Sheryl L. Gold

Senior Vice-President of Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group
SHERYL GOLD, ESQ. is the Senior Vice-President of Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group. (Friday 10:45 AM)
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Michael Olsen

eOne Entertainment
MICHAEL OLSEN of eOne Entertainment. (Friday 10:45 AM)
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Kirk Schroder

Schroder Fidlow, PLC
KIRK T. SCHRODER has an extensive entertainment and arts law practice. He serves as counsel for production companies and film financiers who have distribution agreements with major Hollywood studios for theatrical motion pictures. He also handles a variety of talent issues on behalf of radio and television personalities. (Thursday 3:30 PM & Friday 10:45 AM)
avatar for Denise Stevens

Denise Stevens

Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
DENISE STEVENS focuses on entertainment, copyright and trademark transactions, and has particular experience in the music, publishing, touring, television and motion picture industries. Her principal clients include recording artists, songwriters, producers, authors, music industry executives, record labels, music publishers, motion picture and television production companies and television personalities. (Friday 10:45 AM)


Friday September 19, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Cause Marketing in the Digital Age

In this day and age there is no shortage of people doing great work for their fellow man. Often times, an alignment with a movement can be very beneficial to all parties involved. This panel will dissect the kinds of partnerships in the marketplace today, what cause partners look for, what the ask is of artist and fans and how to make the most of the “good deed” without losing the spirit of why you’re committed to lending a helping hand.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert.


Speakers
FD

Faithe Dillman

Marbaloo
Faithe Dillman began her career inside the major label system and quickly rose up through the ranks to become the youngest director of international Marketing at Universal Music Group.  After traveling to 50+ countries with Lady Gaga, All American Rejects, 50 Cent, Limp Bizkit, etc., Dillman specialized in working with imprint labels such as Tennman Records (Justin Timberlake), KonLive (Akon), Mosley Music Group (Timbaland) and StarTrak... Read More →
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Ben Greene

Artist, Feed The Children
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Drew Holcomb

Artist
Drew Holcomb (of Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors) has established himself as a formidable indie act, selling more than 100,000 records, playing more than 1,800 live dates, selling out shows across multiple countries, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, John Hiatt, and others.  The band has had over 40 placements on 10 different networks, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “Criminal... Read More →
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Lucia Kaminsky

Warner Music Nashville


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

Record Store Day

Eight years in, the success of Record Store Day has been felt by over 2000 record stores internationally and has spilled over to impact artists, management and all aspects of physical music production. Hear about this impact from all sides, and learn how Americana Music Association members can get further involved with this celebration of the culture of the indie record store.


Moderators
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Jim Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), the music industry association in the United States. Since taking the top role in 2004, Donio has evolved the organization from one primarily focused on physical product retailers to a more inclusive trade association that represents the full breadth of the current music business, including digital distribution, mobile, games, video, applications, and other entities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Colliton

Carrie Colliton

Crew Chief, Record Store Day
Carrie Colliton is the “Crew Chief” for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to the stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing for the Dept. of Record Stores, a coalition of indie record stores. The 21-year-old company, which traffics in all manner of physical media, has managed to adapt and grow its business in the age... Read More →
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Doyle Davis

Grimey's
DOYLE DAVIS has over 25 years experience in music retailing and is co-owner of Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, Nashville’s premier independent record store. Doyle is a founding board member of national retail coalition AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media Stores) , has served on the board of the Americana Music Association, and is a graduate of the Leadership Music Program, class of 2007. In addition, Doyle co-founded an independent... Read More →
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Karlie Marlowe

Engine 145 / Yep Roc Records
KARLIE MARLOWE Hailing from Asheville, N.C., Karlie Marlowe attended NC State University to study public relations and business. Her work writing for acclaimed country/Americana blog The 9513 started her down the path to music and entertainment promotion, culminating in a digital marketing management role for indie record label Yep Roc Records and its artists Chatham County Line, The Stray Birds, Mandolin Orange, Jonah Tolchin and more. She... Read More →
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Jay Millar

Director of Marketing, United Record Pressing
JAY MILLAR is the Director of Marketing for United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN, and has been with United since 2007. United is the largest manufacturer of vinyl records in the country and has been around since 1949 and is currently expanding it to a second location. In addition to marketing duties, Jay is an ambassador to the format showing up in many publications and national media. He also serves as the production manager and head creative... Read More →
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Joe Vent

Sales, A to Z Media
JOE VENT has partaken in nearly every facet of the music business. Beginning as a musician/songwriter, he co-founded the most successful indie record label (Don't! Records) in Wisconsin history. He began a sales position with CD manufacturing broker A to Z Media 12 years ago. He's since become an expert in record pressing and packaging. (Friday 11:00 AM)


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am

When Great Songs Become Hits by Accident

Over the past few years the Americana radio format has seen some of its artists cross over to AAA and in some cases onto top 40 radio creating “homeruns” by bands like The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and Mumford & Sons. Other

Americana based acts like Lake Street Dive and John Fulbright are setting up to cross that bridge as well. What are the factors that prompt AAA and pop radio to make room for Americana music? How can the Americana music community make it happen more often? Do these left-field hits offer hints at how Americana radio can reach a wider audience? And how do you maintain the integrity of the format when some listeners regard Phillip Phillips and Mumford & Sons as similar acts? How do we turn our happy accidents into a plan?


Moderators
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Sean Ross

VP of Music and Programming, Edison Research
SEAN ROSS is VP of music and programming for Edison Research, working with stations in every format around the world. He is also a contributor to Billboard.com, a former radio programmer, and his experience ranges from liner notes to gaming. He is the author of the influential Ross On Radio column and can be followed @RossOnRadio. (Friday 11:00 AM)

Speakers
DH

Danny Howard

Program Director/Station Manager, WDEF
DANNY HOWARD Late night transistor radio listening and a unique appreciation for music led Danny Howard to begin his career at 16 in his hometown of Waynesville, NC. Winning a school audition for a Saturday night DJ at WHCC he joined the station, earning degrees in Radio, TV, Film and Journalism at Western Carolina University. From there Howard programmed WQTU in NW Georgia before moving to HAC WLMX – Chattanooga. Throughout the past 21... Read More →
SR

Scott Robinson

CEO and Co-Founder, Dualtone Music Group Inc.
SCOTT ROBINSON is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dualtone Music Group Inc., a Nashville-based independent label. Dualtone’s current accomplishments include the multi-platinum group The Lumineers and Charleston act Shovels & Rope. Dualtone’s diverse roster consists of a mix of eclectic to mainstream artists in singer songwriter, indie rock, and roots music. Robinson was previously employed by Arista Nashville. Prior to working on the... Read More →
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Dave Rossi

Program Director, WRLT
DAVE ROSSI began his radio career at WIXV in Savannah, GA. After working his way through the ranks he moved on to WAVF in Charleston, SC. During his tenure as program director, 96 Wave became one of the highest rated Alternative stations in the country. Dave was recognized nationally for his unique and creative approach to radio and was twice featured in Rolling Stone magazine. He became the program director of WRAX in Birmingham, AL in 1996... Read More →
JS

Jessie Scott

Sun Radio
JESSIE SCOTT is the director of Hill Country Live, with venues in New York City, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, NY. She is the music director and midday personality at the Americana station network, Sun Radio, Austin. In prior years, she worked as Americana Editor at The Gavin Report, programmed the Americana channel X Country at XM Radio from launch to merger, and has been heard on the radio in major markets including New York City, Pittsburgh... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00pm

Sounds Australia Presents: A Taste of Australia

Hosted by SOUNDS AUSTRALIA representative Dobe Newton, “A Taste Of Australia” has become a must-attend event for Americana delegates as we showcase Australia’s five official artists at Americana 2014. You’ll need to buy your own drinks, but lunch is on us. Plus the usual prizes of course. Be early to avoid disappointment AND bring your laminate.This year’s line-up includes Falls, Immigrant Union, Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds, The Mae Trio, and The Audreys.

For more information on all the Australian artists performing and industry doing business during Americana download the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA APP (Android and iPhone).


Moderators
DN

Dobe Newton

Sounds Australia

Artists
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Brooke Russell & the Mean Reds

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds are based in Melbourne and consist of Brooke Russell on voice, guitar and mandolin, Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, Tilman Robinson on backing vocals and trombone and... Read More →
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Falls

They met. They fell in love. They fought. They broke up. Falls. At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney duo Falls it was just the beginning. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, better known as Sydney duo Falls, found themselves better bandmates than bedmates, and headed into the studio to write a few songs.  Falls soon found themselves heading out on tour with the likes of The Lumineers, Of... Read More →
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Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union.  | | Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues... Read More →
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The Audreys

The Audreys are songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall. Formed in Adelaide in 2004, they are now one of Australia’s highest profile roots bands. They have released three records, one in 2006 called “Between Last Night and Us”, another in 2008 called “When the Flood Comes”, and “Sometimes the Stars” in late 2010. All three records have won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots... Read More →
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The Mae Trio

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene's most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 19, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Blue Bar 1911 Broadway

12:30pm

In it for the Long Run: Book Reading and Signing with Author Jim Rooney

Jim Rooney, GRAMMY Award-winning producer of Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Iris DeMent and recipient of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, will be reading from his classic Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters and his recently published memoir In It For The Long Run: A Musical Odyssey. A born storyteller, he’ll tell of how he came to know both Monroe and Muddy and came to the startling conclusion that they were very much alike as men and in the way that they created two classic forms of American music: Bluegrass and Chicago Blues.


Speakers
JR

Jim Rooney

Producer, Jim Rooney Productions
JIM ROONEY, GRAMMY award-winning producer of Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Iris DeMent and recipient of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, began his musical career at the Club 47 in Cambridge, playing with banjo master Bill Keith. Jim managed the Club from 1965-67 and, with Eric Von Schmidt, authored Baby Let Me Follow You Down the illustrated story of the Cambridge folk revival. (Wednesday 12:30 PM)


Friday September 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Howlin Books 1702 8th Ave South

1:00pm

Interview: Ry Cooder with Barry Mazor
Extraordinary slide guitarist, producer, composer, and roots music champion Ry Cooder has played a central role in shaping American music for nearly fifty years. He has added prized string textures to the records of everyone from Rodney Crowell to the Rolling Stones, Phil Ochs to Pop Staples, Bobby Bare to Captain Beefheart.  His groundbreaking solo albums of the 1970s introduced flavor after flavor of American and world roots music to pop and rock audiences, while demonstrating that the exploration was allowed to be fun. His soundtracks for such films as The Long Ryders, Streets of Fire, and Paris, Texas; his Grammy-winning production of the historic Buena Vista Social Club sessions; his production of recent records by Mavis Staples and the Haden Triplets; and his own pointed, often political records of this decade, have added to his remarkable legacy. Music journalist and author Barry Mazor will lead Cooder in a one-on-one conversation. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and AmericanaFest badge-holders. Limited seating. Program pass required.

Moderators
BM

Barry Mazor

Music Journalist
BARRY MAZOR, based here in Nashville, is a long-time music journalist – a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal on country and roots music since 2003, senior columnist for the Engine 145.com roots music site, and the chief researcher and writer for the State of Mississippi’s Country Music Trail markers. He was a senior editor for the print era No Depression magazine and has written for The New Republic, The Village Voice... Read More →

Artists

Friday September 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame 222 Fifth Avenue South

2:00pm

Billy Block: Creating Community

First in Los Angeles in the 1980s and later in Nashville, Billy Block galvanized a community of free-thinking but like-minded, country-rooted, songwriter-oriented musicians and became a central figure in scenes that helped create what we now recognize as Americana music. Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale,

Rodney Crowell, Robbie Fulks, Duane Jarvis, Walter Hyatt, Allison Moorer, Kenny Vaughan and hundreds of others played Block’s stages, performing to rooms full of peers, industry shakers, and fans. Block was Americana’s first impresario, bringing the music to new ears with his radio shows and with his “Western Beat” television program, which aired nationally on CMT. Without Block, the story of Americana would be a different one. This is an invaluable chance to hear Block’s thoughts on Americana’s past, present and future, and to hear him uncover hidden history.


Moderators
PC

Peter Cooper

Sr. Music Writer, The Tennessean
PETER COOPER is a GRAMMY-nominated (he lost) producer, and a touring and recording singer-songwriter. He teaches country music history at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, and as senior music writer at The Tennessean he has chronicled Americana music for the past 14 years. Hank Williams Jr. once wrote him a letter that said, “All I can say is, you’re a hell of a writer.” Then it went on with some slurry... Read More →

Speakers
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Billy Block

Americana Impresario
BILLY BLOCK Ask Billy Block what he does and he’ll respond, “What do you need?” He is a | master facilitator who brings people together to make music and then finds ways to get that | music heard on television, radio and the internet on a global scale. He’s also a drummer | who has played with numerous greats of American roots music.
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Jessie Scott

Sun Radio
JESSIE SCOTT is the director of Hill Country Live, with venues in New York City, Washington, DC, and Brooklyn, NY. She is the music director and midday personality at the Americana station network, Sun Radio, Austin. In prior years, she worked as Americana Editor at The Gavin Report, programmed the Americana channel X Country at XM Radio from launch to merger, and has been heard on the radio in major markets including New York City, Pittsburgh... Read More →

Artists
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Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale is a Grammy® Award winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Bluegrass, Country and Americana music communities today. He is considered one of Nashville's "A" list of songwriters with songs recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, The Dixie Chicks and George Strait, who has had numerous hits with Jim’s songs. Jim’s music has been featured recently on... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

So Much Music, So Little Time!

A panel of Americana PDs will discuss how they sift through the myriad of new releases each week to determine what goes on the air and what does not. Despite rumors of the demise of the record business, there are more new releases each week than ever before. During this panel programmers will share their tips with other programmers on how they get through those stacks of CDs. How do they balance the workload between programming the music and their other job responsibilities? What outside indicators do they use to determine their music choices: chart position, press buzz, Internet activity, record sales, record reps hyperbole, internal staff feedback, all or none of the above?


Moderators
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Gary Krantz

Founder & CEO, Krantz Media Group
GARY KRANTZ is the President/CEO of Krantz Media Group, LLC, a Media Company specializing in the broadcast, music, and digital media sectors. KMG provides new business development, advertising, content development, and investment services to clients such as Clear Channel/Premiere, Studio Center, TuneGenie Networks, MyDamnChannel and Allacess. com. KMG is also the parent company of KMG Networks, a multi-platform content syndication company, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Bill Bowker

Music Director, KRSH Radio
BILL BOWKER has been a mainstay on Sonoma County air waves since 1979. Bowker is involved with all aspects of the local music scene. His “Blues with Bowker” heard on Sunday nights on the KRUSH is one of the longest running blues shows in the country. He was named Best Media Personality: TV, Radio, Print for several years running in the Bohemian’s Readers Choice Poll. Bill is the Music Director on KRSH Radio, a roots based... Read More →
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Amanda Eichstaedt

Station Manager/Executive Director and Music Director, KWMR
AMANDA EICHSTAEDT is the Station Manager/Executive Director and Music Director for KWMR, West Marin Community Radio in Point Reyes Station, CA. Prior to becoming a “high powered media executive,” she was an innkeeper, a transportation specialist and retail manager. These past careers, along with a Master’s in Organization Development, are handy while dealing with the general public and volunteer radio hosts. KWMR has a mixed... Read More →
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Linda Fahey

Senior Director of Content, FolkAlley.com
LINDA FAHEY is in her 10th year as the Senior Director of Content for FolkAlley.com, the online folk, roots, and Americana music service produced by NPR-affiliat WKSU in Kent, OH. She programs the 24-7 hosted music stream, as well as the weekly 2-hour syndicated radio show; curates the website content, including: exclusive in-studio video sessions and interviews, live concert recordings, the blog, specialty streams, and more; and is the... Read More →
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Jay Moberg

Program Director and Music Director, WUMB
JASON MOBERG is the Program Director and Music Director for WUMB in Boston. He started off his career spending 10 years in Commercial Radio at CBS’s WZLX Boston’s classic rock station. For the last six years Jay has made the transition to Public Radio. Jay oversees all Music and Programming decisions at WUMB and also serves as a fill in host when needed. When not inundated with radio Jay tries to “relax” by chasing his two... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

BandPage & Spotify Master Class

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
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Copeland Isaacsson 

Account Manager, Label Relations, Spotify
COPELAND ISAACSON, originally from Santa Barbara, CA, started his music industry career as the Promotions Director for Lincoln Financial Media’s San Diego radio station cluster that included KSON, KIFM, and FM 9.49. In 2009, he relocated to Nashville, TN to join Sony Music Nashville as the Digital Marketing Manager, driving initiatives for superstar artists including Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Alan... Read More →
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Ty Jacobson

Artist Relations, BandPage
Ty Jacobson works in Artist Relations for BandPage, the central profile that musicians use to engage and sell to hundreds of millions of fans. Based in NYC, Ty is the primary contact for all artists, management companies, labels and artist services firms to ensure they are aware of and making the most out of BandPage's platform. Prior to BandPage, Ty held various digital marketing positions at Career Artist Management, Monkeywrench Records... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Branding Social Media and the Music Business

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
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Leonard Glickman

Sr. Partner and Co-Chair of the Entertainment and IP Practice, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
LEN GLICKMAN is a senior partner and Co-Chair of the Entertainment and IP Practice at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto, Canada Len is recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Lexpert and others as a leading lawyer in Entertainment Law and is Chair of the Licensing, Merchandising and Branding Division of the ABA Entertainment and Sports Law Forum. (Friday 1:45 PM)

Speakers
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Lawrence Antoine

Executive Vice President of Business Development, Paradigm Talent Agency
LAWRENCE ANTOINE is the Executive Vice President of Business Development at ParadigmTalent Agency where over the past decade he has overseen the growth strategy for one ofHollywood’s largest talent agencies. Mr. Antoine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in ElectricalEngineering from Cornell University, an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Anderson Schoolat UCLA and is a Certified Public Accountant. 
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Jeremy Brook

Attorney, Stites & Harbison PLLC
JEREMY BROOK is an attorney at Stites & Harbison PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and UGA School of Law, Jeremy helps entertainment and business clients build and protect their livelihood. (Friday 1:45 PM)
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Kevin Grosch

CEO, Made in Network
KEVIN GROSCH is the CEO of Made in Network in Nashville, TN. (Friday 2:00 PM)


Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

The Agency Group Afternoon Escape

Please join the world’s leading independent talent booking agency, The Agency Group, for an afternoon of intimate live performances and cocktails. The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable and trailblazing names in the entertainment industry. Come see some of their best up and coming Americana artists from all over North America.

Featuring: Lindi Ortega, Jamestown Revival, Leroy Virgil of Hellbound Glory, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murder, Adam Faucett and Meghann Wright.

Open to badge holders only.


Artists
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Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival is a group formed by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. After growing tired of a life mining tiger's eye in the foothills of the Texas hill country, they hit the road to conceive a style that could be described as back-porch- folk rock.
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Lindi Ortega

"The song Tin Star speaks to the plight of the struggling musician,” explains country songstress Lindi Ortega, sporting her signature red lips and red boots. “To those who are so driven by their passion that they soldier on, despite the odds being against them.” | | Fortunately for Ortega, her star continues to rise, catching the attention of critics, fans and radio stations worldwide. | | Tin Star, the brand new album of... Read More →
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The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer

“With a name like The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Vancouver-based duo is some sort of concept group based on a hypothetical love story between Captain Ahab and Lizzie Borden.” (Chris Oke, Yukon News)  | | In reality, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers evoke much more than just grisly nautical imagery. Armed with an arsenal... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday September 19, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

The Americana Music Fan

Who are Americana music fans? How do they discover new music? Do they go to live shows? Have they ever bought your merchandise? Are they listening to radio or paying for online services? Who are their favorite artists? Are they even in town this week? Jason Samuel surveyed 1,500 people as part of the most comprehensive study ever conducted on Americana music fans. He will answer these questions and share demographic and psychographic data of the Americana music fan base.


Moderators
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Jason Samuel

General Manager / Program Director, WGCS
JASON SAMUEL A 25-year industry veteran, Jason Samuel is GM/PD of Americana formatted, WGCS-FM (South Bend, IN). The station has been named “Best College Station in the Nation” twice. Samuel is also an assistant professor of communication at Goshen College where he teaches courses in Broadcasting. He has a Master’s degree from Purdue University with research on the effects of digital audio on the music industry, social media... Read More →

Friday September 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Copyright Reform: Where Are We Heading?

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Speakers
avatar for Jay Frank

Jay Frank

Owner & CEO, DigSin
Jay Frank is the Owner and CEO of DigSin, a new singles-focused music company that allows subscribing fans to obtain music for free. DigSin signs new artists to deals that leverage new platforms, social networks and analytics that expose music to a wider audience, building popularity outside of traditional methods. Frank is also the author of two books. His first book, Futurehit.DNA, is a No. 1 Songwriting book on Amazon and part of the college... Read More →
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Craig Havighurst

Journalist / Producer, Music City Roots
Craig Havighurst is a Nashville-based author, journalist, speaker and media producer who’s been studying musical culture and the music business since the late 90s. With academic background in literature, journalism and public policy, Craig has written for NPR, WPLN-FM, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly and other magazines. He was a staff writer at The Tennessean from 2001-2004. He’s currently senior producer and writer for Music City... Read More →
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Howell O'Rear

Founding Partner, McInteer & O'Rear PLC
Howell O’Rear is a business litigation lawyer with a focus on music industry and copyright disputes. He is a founding member of the Nashville law firm McInteer & O'Rear PLC. Howell’s clients span a wide variety of interests and industries, including music, technology, trademark, digital media, and print media. Howell is listed as a “Best Lawyer” for the categories of Intellectual Property Litigation and Music Law. He earned his law degree... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm

Music Licensing 2014: Aereo, Songs, Sound Recordings, and Record Labels

This interactive session will feature web experts offering live critiques of musician websites submitted by members of the audience. They’ll look at the design, organization, content, and functionality of the sites. They’ll evaluate how the site fits with the artist’s overall online strategy. Our reviewers are extremely knowledgeable about best practices and deeply allergic to bad design. Reviews will be candid and thorough; don’t come with thin skin! The goal is for everyone to leave the room with tangible information on how to improve their websites.

VIEW PANELS FROM HOME OR AT THE HUTTON: Live streaming will be available for Select panel sessions located in Palmer Plaza Main Hall and Palmer Plaza Room 300. Popular panels from these rooms will be available for viewing in our Live Streaming room located in the Hutton Hotel. You may also watch them from your laptop, iPad, or smartphone. 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-main-hall

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/americanafest-palmer-300

A password is required. Please see your "What you need to know for AMERICANAFEST 2014” email or Program Guide insert. 


Moderators
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Henry W. Root

Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP.
HENRY W. ROOT is a partner in the entertainment media firm of Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP. He has over 30 years of legal and business affairs experience in the music, television, sponsorship, endorsement, branded entertainment and media industries. He began his legal career at MCA Records. Mr. Root has represented iconic musical artists, award-winning songwriters and producers, independent music publishers and principal cast members of... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeffrey Brabec

VP of Business Affairs, BMG Chrysalis
JEFF BRABEC is VP of Business Affairs for BMG Chrysalis (the largest music publisher in the world) where he specializes in catalogue acquisitions and new technology issues. Brabec is the co-author of the book Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business and has been awarded the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. Brabec is an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music/Music Business... Read More →
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Todd Brabec

Entertainment Law Attorney
TODD BRABEC, former ASCAP Executive Vice President, is an Entertainment Law Attorney and consultant, a Deems Taylor Award winning co-author of Music Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business and an adjunct associate professor at USC teaching music licensing, publishing and film, television and video game score and song contracts.
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Megan Joyce

Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs, Warner Music Nashville
MEGAN JOYCE joined Warner Music Nashville earlier this year as Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs. She comes to Nashville after 7 years with Atlantic Records in New York, where she most recently held the position of Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs. Joyce began her music career in sales and marketing at EMI Music Distribution and later, WEA, both in Los Angeles. Following law school, she served as an associate at a... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

4:00pm

Touring Canada

They may have a different word for it, but Canadians love Americana music. Canada has a long history of love for singer-songwriters, roots music, outlaw country and acoustic folk. This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the Canadian music market including immigration, routing tours, booking festivals, pitching radio and releasing and marketing albums. The panel will compare and contrast the American and Canadian markets from an artist development point of view, providing valuable info for Americans, internationals, and Canadians alike. Canada’s proximity to the U.S. makes it a natural market for American and international touring artists to explore. But with a relatively small population and a huge geographic area, Canada needs to be approached strategically.


Moderators
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Sean McManus

Program Managers, Manitoba Music

Speakers
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Jon Bartlett

Kelp Music
JON BARTLETT started his label Kelp Records back in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1994. It has | since grown into Kelp Music, focused primarily on management, with Measha Brueggergosman, | Andy Shauf and New Country Rehab as clients. Jon’s sister company MEGAPHONO focuses on | finding opportunities for Ottawa artists, and will launch a new showcasing festival under the | same name in February 2015, focused on exporting sounds from... Read More →
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Stuart Johnston

President, Canadian Independent Music Association
STUART JOHNSTON is President of CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association), made up of 220 companies (which employ more than 2,400 people and represent more than 6,000 artists) belonging to Canada’s music business. He is also a member of three agencies which process copyrights and licenses, and of the advisory council of the Canadian Conference of the Arts. CIMA’s mandate is to develop and advocate policies and services that... Read More →
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Tim Jones

Pipe & Hat
TIM JONES is founder of and runs Label Relations & Artist Development for Canadian label and artist development firm Pipe & Hat, which has launched artists into a steady path of success, including SiriusXM Indies Awards and WCMA nominations, Mediabase, CMJ and !earshot charting, collaboration with GRAMMY-nominated producers, and performances at SXSW, CMJ, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, NXNE, CMW, Americanafest, and more. Pipe & Hat... Read More →
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Ian Menzies

Meta4 Music
IAN MENZIES With more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, Ian has worked in almost every aspect of the business. He began as a recording artist, touring across Canada throughout the 80s. Since then he has worked in music journalism (Canadian Musician), record distribution (Outside Music), concert promotion (National Music Centre), music supervision (Haddock Entertainment), A&R (Wicklow/BMG), record production and artist... Read More →
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Michelle Szeto

Director of Marketing and Publicity, Paquin Entertainment Group
MICHELLE SZETO is the Director of Marketing and Publicity of Paquin Entertainment Group. Since joining the company over 8 years ago, Michelle oversees global marketing and publicity initiatives for all divisions, including Paquin Artists Agency, which proudly represents over 150 world-class artists such as Josh Ritter, The Sadies, The Deep Dark Woods and Shakey Graves; as well as management clients: Canadian icons Buffy Sainte-Marie and Randy... Read More →

Artists
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Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


Friday September 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 310 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

4:00pm

SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents Americana's Most Wanted

“The Loon in the Afternoon” Mojo Nixon hosts a LIVE “Guitar Pull” style radio broadcast featuring acoustic performances and storytelling with Lee Ann Womack, Hayes Carll, Bobby Bare Jr. and Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Bobby Braddock.

Open to conference badgeholders and SiriusXM subscribers. Limited seating available.


Moderators
Artists
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Bobby Bare Jr

BOBBY BARE JR’S QUICK FACTS: Has a degree in psychology from the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. Made 2 albums for Immortal Records with his band “BARE JR.” -one for sony records in 1998 and one for virgin records in 2001. Born raised and still lives in Nashville, TN. Is VERY afraid of elves. Has 3 children -two boys and one girl- Nominated for a grammy at the age of 6 years old for a duet with his dad called... Read More →
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Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking. | | In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. Last year, “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s... Read More →
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Lee Ann Womack

In a world of faster, harder, louder, Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical: to be real. Strip it all away, get to the core of life, love and raw emotion – and you find songs that distill it all to the stopping power of a hollow point bullet. “It just seems like music when it is most powerful hits you right between the eyes,” says the Grammy-winning vocalist who has been singled out for “the clarity of a soul that realizes loss... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SiriusXM Music City Theatre - Bridgestone Arena Tower 501 Broadway

4:30pm

SXSW Mixer

SXSW is coming to the Americana Music Festival & Conference! Join members of the SXSW Music staff for a bit of networking, drinks, food and fun before you head out for an evening of showcases. A special Americana playlist curated by SXSWfm, the online radio channel of SXSW, will be broadcasted during the event. Please RSVP to musicrsvp@sxsw.com.


Sponsors

Friday September 19, 2014 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

5:00pm

Thacker Mountain Radio

Thacker Mountain Radio is a live radio show featuring weekly author readings and a wide array of musical performances from the Square in Oxford, Mississippi. The free show is taped and broadcast every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring and rebroadcast every Saturday night on Mississippi Public Radio. Thacker hosts an eclectic mix of local and national writers and musicians, performing before a live and loyal audience. Thacker will be taping live at Americanafest 2014.


Moderators
Speakers
JR

Jim Rooney

Producer, Jim Rooney Productions
JIM ROONEY, GRAMMY award-winning producer of Nanci Griffith, John Prine and Iris DeMent and recipient of an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award, began his musical career at the Club 47 in Cambridge, playing with banjo master Bill Keith. Jim managed the Club from 1965-67 and, with Eric Von Schmidt, authored Baby Let Me Follow You Down the illustrated story of the Cambridge folk revival. (Wednesday 12:30 PM)

Artists

Friday September 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

5:00pm

Lone Star Music Magazine & Friends

If there is one thing that we Texans know how to do, it’s throw one hell of a party with some great live music! We’ll be serving up a good ole time at The Groove’s backyard stage with performances from John Moreland, Courtney Patton, Cory Branan, David Ramirez, The Howlin’ Brothers and Matt the Electrician (along with some very special guests!). We’ll be bringing some of the finest Texan spirits along with us, as well as East Nashville’s best taco truck!


Artists
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Cory Branan

Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they... Read More →
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David Ramirez

A man and his guitar…honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer-songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. But David Ramirez isn’t looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth. | “I grew up on 90’s alternative radio. It was fun and easy. In college someone gave me a Ryan Adams record, which led me to discoverartists like Bob Dylan. From those... Read More →
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Howlin' Brothers

The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band that brings heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. The Howlin’ Brothers just released their latest album “TROUBLE” produced by Brendan Benson for Readymade Records.  You will find them touring all over North America in... Read More →
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Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home. Evidence: It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell. The longtime Austin resident’s excellent new album showcases a seasoned songwriter in top form. “Look out the window at the road rushing by,” he sings on the stunning “Muddy Waters.” “The shatterproof glass breaking up in your eyes/Your own private movie when things fall... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Groove 1103 Calvin Avenue, East Nashville

5:00pm

Moonshine Music Party

What better place to listen to great Americana music than sitting around a fire under the influence of the Moon Shining down! We’ll try not to burn down the Blue Bar but we might blow the roof off! Don’t miss this Moonshine Music Showcase featuring the great talents of Cole Washburn (from TN), Mark Crawford Williams and Erin McLendon (both from NC) and Kathy Von (from Johannesburg, South Africa.) The first 50 attendees get a GIFT BAG provided by the party sponsors: Short Mountain Distillery, LogJam, Magenta Records and Gravity Nashville. Open to the Public.



Friday September 19, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Blue Bar 1911 Broadway

5:30pm

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing was created in 2007 to support unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar musicians. Join host Bob Harris at The Stone Fox where BBC Introducing will present three of the hottest and freshest new acts on the scene.



Friday September 19, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Stone Fox 712 51st Ave. North

5:30pm

SoundExchange Party

SoundExchange, the independent nonprofit performance rights organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders, is proud to support the 2014 Americana Music Festival and Conference. Come network and socialize with the SoundExchange team and its Nashville partners. Enjoy food, drink and music. Join SoundExchange in celebrating Americana artists’ musical heritage and wishing them ongoing success in the digital radio space.


Friday September 19, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

6:00pm

Tim Carroll's Rock 'n Roll Happy Hour

Join singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Carroll and an all-star musician-studded band for an event that is an absolute don’t miss. Listen, drink, enjoy.


Artists
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Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll, a product of rural Indiana, began as the rhythm guitarist for the punk band The Gizmos in the late 70s. He later displayed his bare-bones rock ethic with The Blue Chieftains during the 80s. | | A Nashville transplant since 1993, Tim has had songs recorded by John Prine, Asleep At The Wheel, BR-549, Robbie Fulks, Kasey Chambers, Elizabeth Cook, Bobby Bare Jr., Sunny Sweeney, Sonny Burgess, and many others. | | In 1995, he made the... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
5 Spot 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

8:00pm

Allison Moorer
Artists
AM

Allison Moorer

Making sense of things isn’t always easy. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer knows this, for sifting through life’s various complexities can make for a good song and even better story. On “Sorrow (Don’t Come Around),” one of the starkly candid songs on Moorer’s forthcoming effort, Crows, she hints at a hidden optimism that sometimes is ignored or forgotten. “I gotta turn you away so I can keep this hope... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

8:00pm

Haden Triplets
Artists
HT

Haden Triplets

Third Man Records is proud to present the debut, self-titled album from The Haden Triplets - Tanya, Rachel, & Petra - daughters of Jazz bass legend Charlie Haden. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Howard Fishman
Artists
HF

Howard Fishman

Critically-acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman's exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. The New York Times has written that his music "transcends... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

Joe Purdy
Artists

Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Sons of Bill
Artists
SO

Sons of Bill

    SONS OF BILL LOVE & LOGIC   We're convinced that there's a cadence to the murmurs in the dark, rapt in patient arbitration, between our weary head and heart, til' our spirits cease their raging in the silence of the night, we'll look for love and logic in the dying of the light. --  Sons of Bill, Hymnsong   "This is a record that takes me back to some of the creative heights we achieved in Wilco," says... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Suzy Bogguss
Artists
SB

Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss didn’t set out to craft a Merle Haggard tribute record. Some might call that serendipity; she just calls it Lucky. | | “Merle Haggard is a hell of a storyteller,” says Suzy. “When I hear his songs, I feel like I’m listening in on someone’s life.” On her new album, Lucky, a collection of songs all written by Haggard, Suzy does more than just listen—the CMA, ACM and Grammy... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

8:00pm

The Mae Trio
Artists
TM

The Mae Trio

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene's most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

8:00pm

The Silks
Artists
TS

The Silks

Rock and Roll may not be dead, but it does seem like there’s a priest leaning over its bed, reciting the last rites. However, if The Silks have anything to do with it, the body will soon be out of bed, bopping around the room. | | What makes their debut disc, Last American Band, so special is this Rhode Island trio not only rocks but also rolls. While longhaired singer-guitarist, Tyler-James Kelly belts it out like early Paul Rodgers... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Zachary Lucky
Artists
ZL

Zachary Lucky

Hearing Zachary Lucky’s songs, or reading or writing about this emerging and indelible Canadian artist’s past, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. With his sixth and latest release, The Ballad Of Losing You, there is an inherent shift. As the album title suggests, Lucky has constructed an earnest and personal narrative about the uncertainty of loss and of transformation... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:30pm

Ian McLagan
Artists
IM

Ian McLagan

Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. In fact, his smiling visage — he was, after all, a member of the Small Faces and the Faces — would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool. | | The man known to his many mates and even more fans and admirers as 'Mac' is the sort who shrugs off such puffery. And then he just carries on creating splendid and genuine rock’n’roll with his... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Black Prairie
Artists
BP

Black Prairie

By now, Black Prairie has clearly outgrown its roots as a casual side project, solidifying into a primary, creative focus for its members—a band with its own internal momentum, genuine character and style. Still, it’s only become harder to describe what that style is. “I gave up a long time ago,” guitarist Jon Neufeld says. When asked what kind of music Black Prairie plays, Neufeld usually just says “soft... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Ethan Johns
Artists
EJ

Ethan Johns

“There’s no sense to stopping now,” Ethan Johns sang on the closing song of his first solo album, 2013’s aptly titled If Not Now Then When? “I may take the long way round.” Those words could serve as the mantra of this renowned producer, multi-instrumentalist and late-blooming artist. “My interest in making music in general—whether it be recording or performing it or helping produce... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

9:00pm

Falls
Artists
F

Falls

They met. They fell in love. They fought. They broke up. Falls. At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney duo Falls it was just the beginning. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, better known as Sydney duo Falls, found themselves better bandmates than bedmates, and headed into the studio to write a few songs.  Falls soon found themselves heading out on tour with the likes of The Lumineers, Of... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

9:00pm

Hayes Carll
Artists
HC

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking. | | In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. Last year, “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

9:00pm

Jonah Tolchin
Artists
JT

Jonah Tolchin

Jonah Tolchin’s Yep Roc debut album Clover Lane will be released this summer, and Tolchin will be back on the road, touring with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Joseph Arthur, Christopher Paul Stelling, and other artists. This follows recent appearances with Tom Paxton, Chris Smither, Rickie Lee Jones, Deer Tick, Burton Cummings, and Tony Joe White. Tolchin has also appeared at SXSW Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, the Newport... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
Artists
M

Marah

WHERE TIME COMES TO A HALT | | It is hard to remain indifferent in front of this band. You feel trapped by their music, drunk with it. | | Every performance by MARAH is an explosion of vitality, energy and authentic passion for pure, undistilled rock&roll. Their melodies are so wonderful that they almost hurt, hitting you with well-aimed blows of honesty. Getting through them is entering a magical universe of deep lyrical poetry, across... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Matthew Ryan
Artists
MR

Matthew Ryan

I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall is the 13th release by the Philadelphia-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan. Set in the current deluge of the information age, it's an epic collection of filmic vignettes that communicate in vivid detail the plots, heartaches, intimacies and fears of Ryan's characters. Building upon the atmospheres of his previous albums East Autumn Grin, From A Late Night High Rise and Dear Lover... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Oh Susanna
Artists
OS

Oh Susanna

When Oh Susanna first dreamed of making music, she wanted to create songs that would stand the test of time – just like the Stephen Foster classic from which she takes her name. With the release of her sixth album, SOON THE BIRDS, she has again achieved this dream with a collection of enduring songs that resonate deeper and deeper upon each listen. Her voice, always a marvel, is a haunting, expressive instrument that she uses to stunning... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

9:00pm

The Hot Nut Riveters
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TH

The Hot Nut Riveters

From the diabolical mind of Guy Forsyth, the man who brought you the famous (some would say infamous) Asylum Street Spankers, and the somewhat less inventively named but no less infamous Guy Forsyth Band, we proudly present The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band. Believe it or not, it was over twenty years ago when Guy Forsyth, still wet behind the ears and entirely oblivious to just how crazy an idea it was... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

9:30pm

J.D. Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers
Friday September 19, 2014 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Cale Tyson
Artists
CT

Cale Tyson

Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound. | | With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson’s latest EP, High On Lonesome is a beautiful collection of... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Cory Branan
Artists
CB

Cory Branan

Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Howlin' Brothers
Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

10:00pm

Jamestown Revival
Artists
JR

Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival is a group formed by Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. After growing tired of a life mining tiger's eye in the foothills of the Texas hill country, they hit the road to conceive a style that could be described as back-porch- folk rock.


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Jim Oblon
Artists
JO

Jim Oblon

Jim Oblon is one of those rare talents—a jaw-dropping guitarist, soulful singer and compelling writer. On Sunset, to be released on March 25, Oblon’s virtuosic Telecaster-driven blues chops and vocals shine on a set of originals, vintage rock & roll, and country blues, all delivered in a neoclassic organ trio setting comprised of legendary session drummer Jim Keltner and renowned GRAMMY-winning organist/pianist Larry Goldings. Oblon... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Josh Ritter
Artists
JR

Josh Ritter

A guileless, boy-next-door voice belies the depth and ambition of Josh Ritter’s songs, whether he is confessing a simple crush or following his thoughts on a long, Whitmanesque incantation. | -Ben Sisario, The New York Times, April 2008


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

10:00pm

Lauren Shera
Artists
LS

Lauren Shera

Lauren Shera’s DigSin debut Gold and Rust marks the distinguished national bow of a literally prodigious singer-songwriter who, having spent half of her young life as a professional musician, is now destined to capture the national spotlight. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s album – her third, following two independently released titles – is Shera’s musical farewell to her home state of... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Pete Molinari
Artists
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce Springsteen | | Pete Molinari is fast establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, the young musician became fascinated with the 1960s' folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac, Pete set... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Quebe Sisters Band
Artists
QS

Quebe Sisters Band

When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. When the girls sing their three-part harmony, audiences are blown away. The Quebe’s unique brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz & swing standards, and Texas style fiddling. Awarded the Crescendo Award by the Western Music Association... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

10:30pm

The Devil Makes Three
Artists
TD

The Devil Makes Three

“There’s a road that goes out of every town. All you’ve got to do is get on it,” Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist/singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations as the Newport Folk and... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Cannery Ballroom 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
Artists
BL

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures heart (“Before the World Was Made”) and humor (“Breaking Up And Making Up Again”). Evidence: Before the World Was Made. The Austin-based songwriters’ debut collaboration spotlights celebrated troubadours in peak form (“Before We Come to Our Senses”). “These are modern day country duets à la George Jones and Melba Montgomery,” producer Gurf Morlix says... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:00pm

Danny & The Champions of the World
Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Green River Ordinance

Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Griffin House
Artists
GH

Griffin House

Griffin House was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He picked up the guitar when he was 18, started writing songs right away, and within a couple years started making records and performing live. | | In August 2004, House was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning show, music journalist Bill Flanagan (MTV/VH1) raved about Lost and Found (House's first nationally released record), putting the newcomeron his short list of the best emerging... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

Jim Lauderdale
Artists
JL

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale is a Grammy® Award winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Bluegrass, Country and Americana music communities today. He is considered one of Nashville's "A" list of songwriters with songs recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, The Dixie Chicks and George Strait, who has had numerous hits with Jim’s songs. Jim’s music has been featured recently on... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

11:00pm

NQ Arbuckle
Artists
NA

NQ Arbuckle

N.Q.Arbuckle is the unassuming band nudging its way to the bar of great Canadian music. | | The bar room prophet himself, Neville Quinlan is clever and modest. You could become his drinking buddy simply by showing up at one of his haunts and sidling next to him for a few pints, a cigarette and easy conversation. Mark Kesper is easygoing and maintains the wheel of the N.Q. touring vehicle. Pete Kesper on guitar is a leo, likes surprises and is... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Peter Bradley Adams

Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

11:00pm

The Audreys
Artists
TA

The Audreys

The Audreys are songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall. Formed in Adelaide in 2004, they are now one of Australia’s highest profile roots bands. They have released three records, one in 2006 called “Between Last Night and Us”, another in 2008 called “When the Flood Comes”, and “Sometimes the Stars” in late 2010. All three records have won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Baskery
Artists
B

Baskery

Baskery is: Greta Bondesson - banjitar, guitars, beats & vocals, Stella Bondesson - double bass & vocals, Sunniva Bondesson - guitars & vocals. | | Baskery is a swedish sibling trio, formed in 2007, labeling their music banjo-punk, mud-country, nordicana and kill-billy. | | The band has released three full-length albums: | "Fall Among Thieves" (Veranda Independent Records) | "New Friends" (Mother Tarantula Records) | "Little Wild... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Third Man 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Carolina Story
Artists
CS

Carolina Story

It’s rare you find a married music duo that adheres to none of the married-duo-cliches. Carolina Story writes and performs songs, knowing that there are enough love songs on earth. They evoke the blue collar man and woman, because that’s exactly who they are. From their genesis, they have crafted their sound to be a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Chatham County Line
Artists
CC

Chatham County Line

Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titled Tightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010's winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. "With anything... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

12:00am

James Maddock
Artists
JM

James Maddock

James Maddock affirms his status as a fixture in downtown Manhattan’s folk and Americana scene with ‘Another Life,’ his new album out July 23rd on Jullian Records. As NPR says of the British transplant, “his timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy.” | | Nodding to ‘70s rock with shimmering acoustic guitars, an understated... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Kristina Train
Artists
KT

Kristina Train

It is the briefest of phrases – just three notes and four words – that are over in the space of mere seconds. Yet in those few seconds, you know at once that Kristina Train is that all-too-rare thing: a singer who can take the simplest of lyrics – “Since you’ve been gone” - and transform them; investing every breath with a level of emotion, conviction and intensity that has always set truly great singing... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

12:00am

Moot Davis
Artists
MD

Moot Davis

Moot Davis had to triumph over several trials by fire to create his fourth album Goin’ In Hot. Just days after the song mixes were done, the Wow and Flutter Studio, where he recorded the album, burned to the ground. The East Nashville studio was a total loss, but producer Joe V. McMahan miraculously was able to extract the mixes out of the hard drive from his melted, water-soaked computer. Besides being thankful no one was hurt in... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

12:00am

Shakey Graves
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

The Bros. Landreth
Artists
TB

The Bros. Landreth

After nearly a decade of supporting some of Canada’s most talented artists, from Deric Ruttan to Imaginary Cities, the Landreth brothers are finally embarking on a project uniquely their own. “We’re finally at a place and a time where we feel like we can contribute something of value that’s going to stand up with the great music that our peers are making.” says Dave. Joey contributes: “After watching these... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Truth & Salvage Co
Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Saturday, September 20
 

10:00am

Americana Music Association Town Hall / Membership Meeting

Join us for morning coffee and pastries followed by our annual Americana Music Association membership meeting.


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am

Americanarama VII

10 AM – 8 PM • GRIMEY’S NEW & PRE-LOVED MUSIC • 1604 EIGHTH AVENUE SOUTH

Grimey’s is your go-to spot during Americanafest for your favorite artists’ records and CDs and free live music throughout the week! Returning for the seventh year is our annual Americanarama all-day concert in the back parking lot. Live music all day, plus craft-brewed beers, local food trucks and a store-wide sale! This is the ultimate Americanafest hang, with artists hand-picked by Grimey’s music mavens. Performing this year are Ian McLagan, Mike Farris, Jonah Tolchin, EDJ (Eric Johnson from Fruit Bats), Hymn For Her and many more to be announced. Grimey’s will also host free in-store performances by Steelism on Tuesday and Robyn Hitchcock on Friday.

Check grimeys.com for more details and remember, you save 10% off your Grimey’s purchases all week with your Americana wristband or badge.

 



Artists
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EDJ

Eric Johnson from Fruit Bats.
IM

Ian McLagan

Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. In fact, his smiling visage — he was, after all, a member of the Small Faces and the Faces — would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool. | | The man known to his many mates and even more fans and admirers as 'Mac' is the sort who shrugs off such puffery. And then he just carries on creating splendid and genuine rock’n’roll with his... Read More →
JT

Jonah Tolchin

Jonah Tolchin’s Yep Roc debut album Clover Lane will be released this summer, and Tolchin will be back on the road, touring with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Joseph Arthur, Christopher Paul Stelling, and other artists. This follows recent appearances with Tom Paxton, Chris Smither, Rickie Lee Jones, Deer Tick, Burton Cummings, and Tony Joe White. Tolchin has also appeared at SXSW Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, the Newport... Read More →
MF

Mike Farris

There’s a hallowed hall, deep within the recesses of the heart, where an amazing truth resides: The power in your life can only be experienced when broken open and shared with the people who come into it. Back in 2005, Mike Farris cracked open the hallway door when, for the first time since the age of 15, he was clean and sober. Recording what would become the critically acclaimed Salvation in Lights (2007), a resurrected Mike... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00am - 8:00pm
Grimeys New & Preloved Music 1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00pm

Songwriter Session: Billy Joe Shaver

NOON – 1PM • COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

FORD THEATER • 222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

Presented in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson — great songwriters all — each have recorded several Billy Joe Shaver songs over the years. That speaks to Shaver’s top-rank standing among Country Music Hall of Fame artists: His songs pack an emotional punch, all told in a colorful language all of his own. Shaver’s best-known songs — “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal,” “Live Forever,” “You Asked Me To” — represent the pinnacle of hard-knuckled, open-hearted Texas songwriting. Shaver’s new album, Long in the Tooth, is yet another honky-tonk gem.

Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and Americanafest badge-holders. Limited seating. Program pass required.



Artists
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Billly Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the ’70s and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn’t diminished during the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver’s upbringing is his own song, “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train.” When he sings, “my grandma’s old-age pension is the reason that I’m standing here... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame 222 Fifth Avenue South

12:00pm

Canadian Blast

NOON – 6 PM • SOULSHINE PIZZA • 1907 DIVISION STREET

You might know about Canada, but do you know about Canadiana? Come check out some of our Canadian hospitality and great music from your neighbors to the

North at our first-ever Canadian Blast Showcase, brought to you by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) through our Music Export Canada Initiative.

Don’t miss your chance to see some fantastic performances from artists like

Tim Chaisson (Bumstead), Steve Dawson (Black Hen Music), Carleton Stone

(GroudSwell Music), NQ Arbuckle (Six Shooter Records), Jess Reimer (Pipe & Hat presented by Manitoba Music) and New Country Rehab (Kelp Records).

 


Artists
NC

New Country Rehab

New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. With a knockout combination of sharp innovation and a deep love and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab's powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are "more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum...like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” Nigel... Read More →
NA

NQ Arbuckle

N.Q.Arbuckle is the unassuming band nudging its way to the bar of great Canadian music. | | The bar room prophet himself, Neville Quinlan is clever and modest. You could become his drinking buddy simply by showing up at one of his haunts and sidling next to him for a few pints, a cigarette and easy conversation. Mark Kesper is easygoing and maintains the wheel of the N.Q. touring vehicle. Pete Kesper on guitar is a leo, likes surprises and is... Read More →
SD

Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

12:00pm

Music Export Canada Presents: Canadian Blast

You might know about Canada, but do you know about Canadiana? Come check out some of our Canadian hospitality and great music from your neighbors to the North at our first-ever Canadian Blast Showcase, brought to you by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) through our Music Export Canada Initiative.

Don’t miss your chance to see some fantastic performances from artists like Tim Chaisson (Bumstead), Steve Dawson (Black Hen Music), Carleton Stone (GroundSwell Music), NQ Arbuckle (Six Shooter Records), Jess Reimer (Pipe & Hat presented by Manitoba Music) and New Country Rehab (Kelp Records).


Artists
NC

New Country Rehab

New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. With a knockout combination of sharp innovation and a deep love and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab's powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are "more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum...like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” Nigel... Read More →
NA

NQ Arbuckle

N.Q.Arbuckle is the unassuming band nudging its way to the bar of great Canadian music. | | The bar room prophet himself, Neville Quinlan is clever and modest. You could become his drinking buddy simply by showing up at one of his haunts and sidling next to him for a few pints, a cigarette and easy conversation. Mark Kesper is easygoing and maintains the wheel of the N.Q. touring vehicle. Pete Kesper on guitar is a leo, likes surprises and is... Read More →
SD

Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

12:00pm

Sounds Australia Presents: The Aussie BBQ

The Aussie BBQ is the biggest showcase of Australian music in Nashville. Now in its 4th year in Nashville, it’s also an established favorite at major music events around the world. The Aussie BBQ returns to Americanafest this time in its new East Nashville home, The 5 Spot. The BBQ also moves to Saturday so that even more people have the chance to see and hear their new favorite Australian acts. Featuring Falls, Immigrant Union, Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds, The Mae Trio, The Audreys, Oxford & Co, Daniel Champagne, Chad Mason and more, the Aussie BBQ is the best place to discover new talent and do business with the Australians taking part in Americanafest 2014. The music’s free, the food is ‘by donation’ with all funds raised going to the Nashville Kangaroos, Music City’s champion Aussie Rules football team.

For more information on this and the 30+ Australian artists and industry professionals performing and doing business during Americanafest 2014 download the Sounds Australia app for Android and iPhone.


Artists
BR

Brooke Russell & the Mean Reds

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds are based in Melbourne and consist of Brooke Russell on voice, guitar and mandolin, Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, Tilman Robinson on backing vocals and trombone and... Read More →
F

Falls

They met. They fell in love. They fought. They broke up. Falls. At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney duo Falls it was just the beginning. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, better known as Sydney duo Falls, found themselves better bandmates than bedmates, and headed into the studio to write a few songs.  Falls soon found themselves heading out on tour with the likes of The Lumineers, Of... Read More →
IU

Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union.  | | Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues... Read More →
TA

The Audreys

The Audreys are songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall. Formed in Adelaide in 2004, they are now one of Australia’s highest profile roots bands. They have released three records, one in 2006 called “Between Last Night and Us”, another in 2008 called “When the Flood Comes”, and “Sometimes the Stars” in late 2010. All three records have won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots... Read More →
TM

The Mae Trio

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene's most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 7:00pm
5 Spot 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

12:30pm

Bootleg BBQ

Returning for its second year at The Groove record store, the Bootleg BBQ brings you some of the very best UK-based talent performing at Americanafest 2014, alongside superb new acts from the USA. Come and spend a relaxing afternoon in the backyard of one of Nashville’s finest record stores. Hear great music and enjoy local beer and BBQ. Playing this year from the UK we have Police Dog Hogan, Pete Molinari, Danny and the Champions of the World and Emily Barker with special guests Austin Lucas and Israel Nash. The event is an official Americanafest party produced by British Underground in association with the Americana Music Association UK.

For more information visit http://www.britishunderground.net


Artists
DA

Danny & The Champions of the World

‘Stay True’ is the fourth album from Danny & The Champions Of The World. It's also Danny George Wilson’s eleventh album which includes six long players from the much loved Grand Drive plus a solo outing (as Danny George Wilson) entitled ‘Famous Mad Mile’. Danny has been touring the world and making critically acclaimed records for nearly 20 years now, the first Grand Drive release was on Loose back in 1997. ‘Stay True’ was... Read More →
EB

Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in the rich string arrangements and multi-part vocal harmonies of The Red Clay Halo, spearheaded by Emily’s clear, expressive voice and her charismatic stage presence. Alongside the Wallander theme, Emily has also... Read More →
IN

Israel Nash

Rain Plans, the new album from Israel Nash was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year. The record received immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails it as “music soaked in rural American lore,” and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” | | Rain Plans was produced by Nash, recorded & mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Ted Young... Read More →
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce Springsteen | | Pete Molinari is fast establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, the young musician became fascinated with the 1960s' folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac, Pete set... Read More →
PD

Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan is a 7-piece urban bluegrass outfit formed in stages over the course of a year. The nucleus of the present group first performed together in early 2009, founded on strict principles based on the simplicity of the instrumental line-up: guitar, fiddle and mandolin. The later addition of banjo, bass and drums badly undermined these core principles, but the resulting sound was worth the betrayal. | | Some time that summer the fiddle... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:30pm - 6:00pm
The Groove 1103 Calvin Avenue, East Nashville

12:30pm

Bootleg BBQ

12:30 – 6 PM • THE GROOVE • 1103 CALVIN AVENUE • EAST NASHVILLE

Returning for its second year at The Groove record store, the Bootleg BBQ brings you some of the very best UK-based talent performing at Americanafest 2014 alongside superb new acts from the USA. Come and spend a relaxing afternoon in the backyard of one of Nashville’s finest record stores, hear great music and enjoy local beer and BBQ. Playing this year from the UK we have Police Dog Hogan, Pete Molinari, Danny and the Champions of the World and Emily Barker with special guests Austin Lucas and Israel Nash. The event is an official Americanafest party produced by British Underground in association with the Americana Music Association UK.

For more information visit http://www.britishunderground.net

 


Artists
DA

Danny & The Champions of the World

‘Stay True’ is the fourth album from Danny & The Champions Of The World. It's also Danny George Wilson’s eleventh album which includes six long players from the much loved Grand Drive plus a solo outing (as Danny George Wilson) entitled ‘Famous Mad Mile’. Danny has been touring the world and making critically acclaimed records for nearly 20 years now, the first Grand Drive release was on Loose back in 1997. ‘Stay True’ was... Read More →
EB

Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning songwriter and performer of the theme to BBC TV’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in the rich string arrangements and multi-part vocal harmonies of The Red Clay Halo, spearheaded by Emily’s clear, expressive voice and her charismatic stage presence. Alongside the Wallander theme, Emily has also... Read More →
IN

Israel Nash

Rain Plans, the new album from Israel Nash was released in the U.K. and Europe earlier this year. The record received immediate critical acclaim—Uncut hails it as “music soaked in rural American lore,” and in its glowing 4 ½ star review Rolling Stone Germany describes it as “the most phenomenal Americana record of the year.” | | Rain Plans was produced by Nash, recorded & mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Ted Young... Read More →
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce Springsteen | | Pete Molinari is fast establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, the young musician became fascinated with the 1960s' folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac, Pete set... Read More →
PD

Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan is a 7-piece urban bluegrass outfit formed in stages over the course of a year. The nucleus of the present group first performed together in early 2009, founded on strict principles based on the simplicity of the instrumental line-up: guitar, fiddle and mandolin. The later addition of banjo, bass and drums badly undermined these core principles, but the resulting sound was worth the betrayal. | | Some time that summer the fiddle... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 12:30pm - 6:00pm
The Groove 1103 Calvin Avenue, East Nashville

1:30pm

Phil Cody
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

2:00pm

The Brothers Comatose
Artists
TB

The Brothers Comatose

Despite their name, the band is anything but Comatose. “It's just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years. With stellar accompanists Phil Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, and bassist Ryan Lukas on high harmonies, their high... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

2:00pm

Honky Tonkin': Twenty Years on Lower Broad

Honky Tonkin’: Twenty Years on Lower Broad

2 PM • COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM 

CMA THEATER • 222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH

When the Opry moved to the suburbs in 1974, Nashville’s Broadway

(commonly known as Lower Broad) began to succumb to the forces of urban decay. But in a July 1995 Billboard cover story, Chet Flippo wrote about a “new scene” that had “developed on its own in Music City.” Encouraged by the 1994 opening of the remodeled Ryman Auditorium, progressive, tradition-based country artists like BR549, Paul Burch, Greg Garing, R.B. Morris and others moved into the honky-tonks of Lower Broad to create that scene, eventually inspiring a downtown renaissance that continues today. Those musicians will perform and share stories of the heady days of 1994 on the 20th anniversary of the Lower Broad revival. Included with museum admission.

Free to museum members and Americanafest badge-holders. Limited seating. Program pass required.


Artists
B

BR5-49

In 1995, 5 guys got together on a little stage on Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN. Something clicked and before they knew it, they were traveling the world sharing their music with anyone who would listen....
PB

Paul Burch

Over a decade of critically acclaimed albums, Paul Burch’s original and riveting mix of rock and roll, blues and honky tonk has been described by USA Today as “music that sounds thoroughly modern but completely unlike contemporary country” and Entertainment Weekly has called him "a modern day Jimmie Rodgers." Both in his recordings and his live shows, Burch is frequently backed by his long time group, the WPA Ballclub, and... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Country Music Hall of Fame 222 Fifth Avenue South

2:00pm

Musicians Corner

2 – 5 PM • CENTENNIAL PARK • WEST END BLVD AT 27TH AVENUE NORTH

Inspired by “Speakers Corner” in London, Musicians Corner is a free weekly outdoor showcase, which celebrates the diversity, passion and fellowship of Music City. This year’s concert features Over the Rhine, The Brothers Comatose, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Sammy Brue, Kristina Train, Phil Cody and Grace & Tony.


Artists
GA

Grace and Tony

She played bluegrass. He played punk... When Grace and Tony White met, they fell in love and the music just followed after.  | | “I had seen Grace play years ago and, not only was I impressed, I developed a serious secret crush,” Tony reminisced. “When I found out that she was learning mandolin and banjo, I took a shot and asked her to jam with me. The rest is history.” | | Exposed to music early on in their lives... Read More →
KT

Kristina Train

It is the briefest of phrases – just three notes and four words – that are over in the space of mere seconds. Yet in those few seconds, you know at once that Kristina Train is that all-too-rare thing: a singer who can take the simplest of lyrics – “Since you’ve been gone” - and transform them; investing every breath with a level of emotion, conviction and intensity that has always set truly great singing... Read More →
SM

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, brothers Tommy, Robbie, and Jonny, have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the quickest rising acts in Roots music.  That is no small accomplishment when you take into consideration the trio hails from Lebanon Township, New Jersey – not exactly a hotbed for instruments like banjos and fiddles. “New Jersey is not what you would call a Bluegrass state. That’s one of the interesting parts about... Read More →
TB

The Brothers Comatose

Despite their name, the band is anything but Comatose. “It's just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years. With stellar accompanists Phil Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, and bassist Ryan Lukas on high harmonies, their high... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Centennial Park West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

2:45pm

Sammy Brue
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

3:00pm

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
Artists
SM

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, brothers Tommy, Robbie, and Jonny, have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the quickest rising acts in Roots music.  That is no small accomplishment when you take into consideration the trio hails from Lebanon Township, New Jersey – not exactly a hotbed for instruments like banjos and fiddles. “New Jersey is not what you would call a Bluegrass state. That’s one of the interesting parts about... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

3:45pm

Kristina Train
Artists
KT

Kristina Train

It is the briefest of phrases – just three notes and four words – that are over in the space of mere seconds. Yet in those few seconds, you know at once that Kristina Train is that all-too-rare thing: a singer who can take the simplest of lyrics – “Since you’ve been gone” - and transform them; investing every breath with a level of emotion, conviction and intensity that has always set truly great singing... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

4:00pm

Over the Rhine
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Musicians Corner West End Blvd. at 27th Avenue North

5:00pm

Joe Purdy
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

5:00pm

Rock My Soul presented by Thirty Tigers

Rock My Soul

PRESENTED BY THIRTY TIGERS

5 – 7 PM • DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 154 FIFTH AVENUE NORTH

Nashville natives and music icons, The McCrary Sisters and Fairfield Four, will rock your soul as they perform with their special guests in the sanctuary of the historic national landmark, Downtown Presbyterian Church. Free entry with Americanafest badges and wristbands or $15 at the door. Show will be taped for a PBS broadcast. Doors open at 4pm. You must be seated by 4:45pm.

 



Artists
FF

Fairfield Four

Best known from their appearance on the soundtrack and on screen, O Brother Where Art Thou, they continue to perform a cappella & have been singularly important in revitalizing & preserving the oldest style of traditional spiritual & gospel singing.
MS

McCrary Sisters

The McCRARY SISTERS’ (Ann, Deborah, Regina and Alfreda) debut CD “OUR JOURNEY” was released OCTOBER 25, 2011(McC Reords). Produced by Tommy Sims, Kevin McKendree, Gary Nicholson, Buddy Miller and Chad Brown, the album’s 12 tracks include stunning covers of Dylan’s “Blowing In The Wind” and Julie Miller’s “Broken Pieces” as well as six McCrary Sister originals (including one co-written by... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Pres. Church 154 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

5:00pm

The Avett Brothers with Special Guests (Badges & Ticketholders Only)

The Avett Brothers On The Riverfront

5 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 3 PM) • RIVERFRONT PARK

Three-time Americana Group of the Year winners, The Avett Brothers, will anchor our first major outdoor event at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville,

Tennessee. Stay tuned for announcements on other acts who will perform at this special event.

One complimentary ticket available to Americana Music Festival & Conference registrants. Individual tickets may be purchased for $52.50 via www.ticketfly.com.

 



Artists
AB

Avett Brothers

If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you’re lucky, their laughter. If you’re almost anywhere in America , you’ll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven’t heard in a long time. It... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Riverfront Park 100 1st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

6:00pm

TBA
Saturday September 20, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

7:00pm

Cory Chisel's Soul Obscura
Artists
CC

Cory Chisel

Old Believer \ Ōld bǝ-l ēvǝr\ n 1 : one who has been through a lot in their life and hasn’t lost hope 2 : one who doesn’t feel cynical and still feels connected to the world that we’re living in but is wise enough to know a thing or two about it 3 : OLD SOUL | | Cory Chisel is an old believer. You can hear it in his music – there’s a wisdom beyond his years in that voice. You can see it in his story – the son of a preacher... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

8:00pm

Aaron Lee Tasjan
Artists
AL

Aaron Lee Tasjan

“Don’t walk away, I’m talking to you,” sings Aaron Lee Tasjan in the first chorus of the first song off of his new EP, Crooked River Burning.  The song is aptly titled Don’t Walk Away and covers a lot of ground in four minutes and twenty-one seconds.  It is, in it’s own way, much like the artist himself: filled with insight and brutal honesty, humorous and sincere in a fashion which... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Anthony D'Amato
Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Doug Seegers
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

8:00pm

Grace and Tony
Artists
GA

Grace and Tony

She played bluegrass. He played punk... When Grace and Tony White met, they fell in love and the music just followed after.  | | “I had seen Grace play years ago and, not only was I impressed, I developed a serious secret crush,” Tony reminisced. “When I found out that she was learning mandolin and banjo, I took a shot and asked her to jam with me. The rest is history.” | | Exposed to music early on in their lives... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

8:00pm

Liz Longley
Artists
LL

Liz Longley

In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.  | | In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

Matthew Mayfield
Artists
MM

Matthew Mayfield

Birmingham native, Matthew Mayfield, started his musical journey in 1992 when he fell in love with Guns N’ Roses. It was at 9 years old that he decided that he was going to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band. | | Matthew Mayfield has a series of critically acclaimed releases to his credit, including his latest, Irons In The Fire (2013). Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, The Weeks), it was hailed by AbsolutePunk.net as “a... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

8:00pm

Paul Burch
Artists
PB

Paul Burch

Over a decade of critically acclaimed albums, Paul Burch’s original and riveting mix of rock and roll, blues and honky tonk has been described by USA Today as “music that sounds thoroughly modern but completely unlike contemporary country” and Entertainment Weekly has called him "a modern day Jimmie Rodgers." Both in his recordings and his live shows, Burch is frequently backed by his long time group, the WPA Ballclub, and... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

9:00pm

Billy Joe Shaver
Artists
BJ

Billly Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the ’70s and his reputation among musicians and critics hasn’t diminished during the ensuing decades. One of the best synopses of Shaver’s upbringing is his own song, “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train.” When he sings, “my grandma’s old-age pension is the reason that I’m standing here... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Lera Lynn
Artists
LL

Lera Lynn

Born in Houston, Texas, Nashville-based, Georgia-bred singer-songwriter, Lera Lynn’s music may be hard to categorize, but that is likely why she appeals to so many. While the music business likes to wrap everything up in neat little packages, that isn’t always possible. Lera’s music has frequently been filed under “Americana”, “Folk” and “Country.” But those categorizations tell only part of the story. “I just want to stop... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Matt the Electrician
Artists
MT

Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home. Evidence: It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell. The longtime Austin resident’s excellent new album showcases a seasoned songwriter in top form. “Look out the window at the road rushing by,” he sings on the stunning “Muddy Waters.” “The shatterproof glass breaking up in your eyes/Your own private movie when things fall... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

9:00pm

Michaela Anne
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

9:00pm

Miss Tess & the Talkbacks
Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

9:00pm

Nathaniel Rateliff
Artists
NR

Nathaniel Rateliff

The first things you notice are the voice and the space. That voice belongs to Nathaniel Rateliff, a man who’s earned the twang and hard-knock weariness that shines through on his Rounder debut. The space comes courtesy of producer Brian Deck (Califone, Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse), who helped transform 8-track bedroom demos into miniature epics of contrast, beauty, and yearning. In Memory of Loss is a stunning, heartbreaking sonic... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

9:00pm

Ryan Tanner
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Bradford Lee Folk
Artists
BL

Bradford Lee Folk

Southern native Bradford Lee Folk works hard and plays hard. By day he's out on a John Deere tractor on an organic farm in Tennessee, tilling the land for a living. By night he's back home in Nashville, tearing it up on stage with his Bluegrass Playboys, playing the rough-edged blend of bluegrass tradition and true country grit that's his stock-in-trade. After years heading up the seminal young bluegrass band Open Road and then running a rural... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

10:00pm

Caroline Rose
Artists

Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

David Ramirez
Artists
DR

David Ramirez

A man and his guitar…honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer-songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. But David Ramirez isn’t looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth. | “I grew up on 90’s alternative radio. It was fun and easy. In college someone gave me a Ryan Adams record, which led me to discoverartists like Bob Dylan. From those... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Humming People
Artists
HP

Humming People

From the icy urban streets of Oslo, and the backwoods country of Toten emerges an honest, straight-shooting band with Americana influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan, but with a cultural awareness and musical voice uniquely their own. | With distinct sharpness the band spins their poetic tales with a deep musical beauty and intimacy, but also shamelessly reveals life's dirty underbelly. They tell you stories about life as it is, it's... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

10:00pm

Jason Eady
Artists
JE

Jason Eady

Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight and Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

Los Colognes
Artists
LC

Los Colognes

Aaron Mortenson and Jay Rutherford set out to make their debut Los Colognes album in the mold of the great JJ Cale records of the ‘70s. Working Together is parched desert country blues at its best—full of relationships gone south, one-liners that make you think twice, and slow-burning boogie woogie. | | Driving to Nashville in 2010, Jay and Mort pulled out an old cassette tape with a funny label on it. “The Clones,” it... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm

The Deadly Gentlemen
Artists
TD

The Deadly Gentleman

Roll Me, Tumble Me, the Deadly Gentlemen's third album and Rounder Records debut, boasts ten winsome examples of their playfully irreverent, vibrantly rootsy songcraft. Although the Boston-based quintet employs acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass—a lineup that's usually associated with traditional bluegrass—their music defies conventional genre restrictions, filtering a bottomless assortment of influences... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:00pm

Feufollet
Artists
F

Feufollet

Although Feufollet has often been hailed as the future of Cajun music, a more current assessment must admit that they are now the present of Cajun music. Once idolized at at early age for their precocious musicianship and sent all over the world as youthful emblems of Acadiana’s cultural resurgence, the members of Feufollet have, in the meantime, grown into the music as young adults.  | While Feufollet remains central to the... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:00pm

Harlan Pepper
Artists
HP

Harlan Pepper

Formed in 2008, Harlan Pepper are four young men from Hamilton playing music with an old soul. Channeling the ghosts of long gone AM car radios and haunting the dusty aisles of small town vinyl record bins, Jimmy Hayes (guitar, pedal steel, harmonica), Dan Edmonds (banjo, keys, vocals), Thompson Wilson (bass, vocals), and Marlon Nicolle (drums, vocals) are barely out of high school. | | Recorded at Hamilton’s Vibewrangler Studio with Aaron... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

New Country Rehab
Artists
NC

New Country Rehab

New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. With a knockout combination of sharp innovation and a deep love and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab's powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are "more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum...like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” Nigel... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00pm

Phil Madeira
Artists
PM

Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira is a Nashville-based musician, artist, songwriter and producer. Phil has been a behind-the-scenes shaker and mover as a band member (Emmylou Harris; Her Red Dirt Boys, Buddy Miller, The Phil Keaggy Band) and session musician/songwriter (Alison Krauss, Mat Kearney, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Daniel Amos, Amy Grant, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Civil Wars, Julie Miller, The Band Perry... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

Steep Canyon Rangers
Artists
SC

Steep Canyon Rangers

From Asheville, NC, Steep Canyon Rangers are an acoustic Bluegrass group. In 2013 the band's 8th record "Nobody Knows You" won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. Before embarking on a world tour backing comedian/banjoist Steve Martin, the Rangers were also nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music awards including Album of the Year "Lovin' Pretty Women" (2007). Steep Canyon Rangers were also named 'Emerging Artist of the Year' in 2006 at... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

11:00pm

The Grahams
Artists
TG

The Grahams

The Grahams, the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham, combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana, adding colors from traditional folk and country blues, into an infectious blend of storytelling that results in songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled. | | While the duo first met in grade school -- a trait shared by previous musical trail-blazers, from... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm

Tony Joe White
Artists
TJ

Tony Joe White

“I’ve had unbelievable, beautiful freedom with the music for the last several years…” reflects Tony Joe White as a grainy dusk settles. Just entering his seventh decade, White spends his days off the road coaxing inspiration from his surroundings. Not one to write songs on command, they seem to find him—usually when he’s out on his property, a quiet couple of riverside acres some forty miles or so outside of... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
Artists
CM

Chuck Mead

After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Ernie Hendrickson
Artists
EH

Ernie Hendrickson

Recorded at Lamplight Studios in rural Primm Springs, Tenn., One for the Dreamers was anchored by producer-drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knoplfer), songwriter-producer-bassist Kevin “Swine” Grantt (Jamey Johnson (drums), Brad Paisley (writer of “On A Day Like Today”), and Pete Wasner (Vince Gill) on piano, organ, and wurlitzer. Special guests include legendary harmonica player Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Guy... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am

Matthew Perryman Jones
Artists
MP

Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Perryman Jones has a voice that calls out with intensity, truth and emotion. Jones began his career in 1997 in Decatur, GA, and then, after moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he issued his first solo release, Nowhere Else But Here, in 2000. As American Songwriter describes, “Matthew’s voice ensnares listeners with a rare authenticity and gritty strength.” | | In 2006, Jones released Throwing Punches in the... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am

Rebecca Frazier and Hit and Run
Artists
RF

Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run

Rebecca Frazier achieved notoriety in the bluegrass world as the first woman ever to appear on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. But it is her vocal prowess and song writing chops that make her one of the most exciting new artists to emerge on the national bluegrass stage. | | WHEN WE FALL is her long awaited solo debut and it is already garnering praise from bluegrass fans and critics in the know. Accompanying Frasier on the album... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

12:00am

The Danberrys
Artists
TD

The Danberrys

At the heart of the Danberrys is the Tennessee-born couple of Dorothy Daniel and Ben DeBerry, a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, TN. Drawing deep from the folk, bluegrass, old-time country, blues, and funk/soul traditions, the Danberrys offer inspired songwriting delivered with raw emotion, distinct vocal harmonies, and dynamic, top-notch musicianship. Rather than responding to a dictated sound, their music further... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South
 
Sunday, September 21
 

11:00am

Thirty Tigers Gospel Brunch Hosted by Elizabeth Cook feat. The McCrary Sisters, The Fairfield Four, and Special Guests

 

The Third Annual Gospel Brunch

PRESENTED BY THIRTY TIGERS

11 AM – 1 PM • CITY WINERY • 609 LAFAYETTE STREET

Join The McCrary Sisters, Fairfield Four, Elizabeth Cook and special guests for a Gospel Brunch at City Winery. In keeping with Thirty Tigers events of the past, chicken and waffles will be served. Free entry with Americanafest badges and wristbands or $15 at the door. Space is limited – first come, first served.

 


Artists
EC

Elizabeth Cook

weld 1 [weld] - verb (used with object) 1. to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, esp. after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.   I’m not a welder, at least not in the typical sense of the trade.  But my daddy is, by way of 2300 hours of training that certified him, courtesy of the Atlanta Federal... Read More →
FF

Fairfield Four

Best known from their appearance on the soundtrack and on screen, O Brother Where Art Thou, they continue to perform a cappella & have been singularly important in revitalizing & preserving the oldest style of traditional spiritual & gospel singing.
MS

McCrary Sisters

The McCRARY SISTERS’ (Ann, Deborah, Regina and Alfreda) debut CD “OUR JOURNEY” was released OCTOBER 25, 2011(McC Reords). Produced by Tommy Sims, Kevin McKendree, Gary Nicholson, Buddy Miller and Chad Brown, the album’s 12 tracks include stunning covers of Dylan’s “Blowing In The Wind” and Julie Miller’s “Broken Pieces” as well as six McCrary Sister originals (including one co-written by... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

12:30pm

The "Sister City Jam"

The “Sister City Jam”

PRESENTED BY THE SISTER CITIES OF TAMWORTH & NASHVILLE

12:30PM – 10:30PM • THE BLUE BAR • 1911 BROADWAY

Join us for the inaugural ‘Sister City Jam’ as Tamworth Music Festival and

Sister Cities of Nashville host – and toast – the official twinning of ‘Music City USA’ and Australia’s ‘Country Music Capital’.

Featuring more than 20 Australian artists including Tamworth Road to

Discovery winners Helen Shanahan and Christopher Coleman and a jam session hosted by renowned music party animals Mustered Courage this all day all night party is our way of saying ‘thanks Nashville & Americana – see you next year.’

Come and meet your new family!

For more information on these and the 30+ more artists and industry performing and doing business during Americana 2014 download the Sounds Australia app (Android & iPhone).

 



Sunday September 21, 2014 12:30pm - 10:30pm
The Blue Bar 1911 Broadway

1:00pm

Post AmericanaFest Sunday All Dayer

Post Americanafest

Sunday All Dayer

1 PM – 11 PM • THE BASEMENT • 1604 EIGHTH AVENUE SOUTH

Join us at The Basement for our post Americanafest all day bash. Performing artists include Tim Easton, Bebe Buell, The End Men, Future Thieves, Liz Cooper, Elise Davis and many more.

 




Sunday September 21, 2014 1:00pm - 11:00pm
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm

Gumbo and Good Times at Fond Object

Gumbo and Good Times at Fond Object

2 PM – 6 PM • RIVERSIDE VILLAGE • 1313 MCGAVOCK PIKE • EAST NASHVILLE

Join master of ceremonies JP Harris for an afternoon of gumbo and good times at East Nashville record store Fond Object. Free event. Free food. Music led by

JP Harris who will be celebrating the release of Home is Where the Hurt Is.

Surprise guests and a fun backyard hang are guaranteed.

Line up includes JP Harris & The Tough Choices, Music City Doughboys, Smith & Weeden and more.

 

 



Artists
JH

J.P. Harris

Having hit the road at the young age of 14, J.P. Harris has been living the songs he writes for well over a decade. With a guitar always in his hands, he began playing and singing early country standards around sheep-herding camps in the southwest, and later in hobo jungles and on freight trains across the country. Living and working the past ten years as carpenter, logger, apple-picker, banjo-builder, busker, and a slew of other low-paid... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Fond Object 1313 MCGAVOCK PIKE

3:30pm

Morrison Hotel Gallery Exhibit, Henry Diltz Booksigning at the Bluebird Cafe
An invite to which you must RSVP will be sent in order to attend this event.

On Sunday, September 21st at 3:3opm Morrison Hotel Gallery celebrates its new installation of music photography at the famed Bluebird Café in Nashville with a day of music stories as told by world-renowned music photographer Henry Diltz and his partner with the Morrison Hotel Gallery, Peter Blachley, both seasoned musicians, storytellers and purveyors of the visual side of music through their world acclaimed music photography gallery, Morrison Hotel Gallery, the gallery that takes its name from the iconic Morrison Hotel album cover taken by Henry Diltz.


Photo: Eagles, Agoura, CA 1972 © Henry Diltz


Sunday September 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike