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Tuesday, September 16
 

5:00pm CDT

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
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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

6:00pm CDT

Steelism In-store at Grimey's New & Preloved Music
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... Read More →


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

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike

7:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

7:00pm CDT

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
TS

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike

9:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:30am CDT

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
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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

12:30pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

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

2:00pm CDT

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

International Music Specialist, 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... Read More →

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... 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... 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. From 2011-2016, she co-directed FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, which examined changes in musicians’ sources of income. From 2015-2016, Thomson... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
BB

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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 300 - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

3:30pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander

Digital Music Strategist, Co-Founder/Director of Strategy, Streaming Promotions/Outside the Box Music
Charles Alexander is an independent singer-songwriter, digital strategist, artist manager, and music technology educator. He is the founder of Outside The Box Music, a digital strategy, marketing, and artist services agency. He is also the director of “Rock TheNet,” a digital... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Conceison

Michelle Conceison

Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Michelle Conceison teaches Artist Management, Concert Promotion & Touring, Marketing of Recordings, and Survey of the Recording Industry in the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University. She also runs management and marketing company Market Monkeys, managing... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

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
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

5:00pm CDT

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

7:00pm CDT

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 CDT
The Ryman Auditorium 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

10:00pm CDT

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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

The Mastersons
Artists

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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

John Moreland
Artists

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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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

11:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South
 
Thursday, September 18
 

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

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

9:00am CDT

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... Read More →
avatar for Allen Johnston

Allen Johnston

International Music Specialist, 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... Read More →


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

9:30am CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

9:30am CDT

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

GM/PD, Goshen College
Radio.

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

10:00am CDT

#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... Read More →


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

10:30am CDT

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 CDT
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

11:00am CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

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
AH

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Blickenstaff

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Artists

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

1:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
NF

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... Read More →
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Al Moss

Writer/blogger, 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... Read More →
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Jason Samuel

GM/PD, Goshen College
Radio.
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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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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
avatar for Ann Powers

Ann Powers

Writer, NPR Music
Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs.One of the nation's most notable music critics, Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR's blog about finding... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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John Strohm

Senior Counsel, Loeb & Loeb, LLP
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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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

3:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

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

Head of Marketing, Vector Management
Jon Romero is Head of Marketing for Vector Management, one of the largest artist and brand management companies. Romero is responsible for strategizing the full promotional and marketing landscape across the Vector roster, maximizing not only digital and social efforts, but incorporating... Read More →
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Rachel Whitney

Borman Entertainement
JL

Jamie Lynne Younger

Warner Music Nashville


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

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →

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... 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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
LR

Leslie Rouffe

Radio/TV personality, 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... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

5:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →

Sponsors

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

5:00pm CDT

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
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

5:30pm CDT

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
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... 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... Read More →


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

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Vista Ballroom C - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Pavilion East 11th & Fatherland in East Nashville

5:30pm CDT

Fanny's House of Music "Americana Ladies Night Line-Up"

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

7:00pm CDT

7:00pm CDT

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
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....
CS

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

7:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

7:30pm CDT

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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:30pm CDT

Luther Dickinson
Speakers

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

8:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

Robert Ellis
Artists
RE

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a greatwhile. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his newrecord, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been deliveredand fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

Bobby Bare, Jr.
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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

Joshua James
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

Zoe Muth
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

10:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Greyhounds
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Immigrant Union
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Joe Henry
Artists

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

11:00pm CDT

Lake Street Dive
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Robby Hecht
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Webb Wilder
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Willie Watson
Artists
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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... Read More →


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

11:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

Ben Miller Band
Artists
BM

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

Robyn Hitchcock

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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

The Paul Thorn Band
Artists
PT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

Willie Sugarcapps
Artists
WS

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... Read More →


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

8:30am CDT

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

9:00am CDT

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... Read More →

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

9:00am CDT

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

Attorney & Professor, NYU
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, she represents a variety of recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, managers, radio personalities... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Mike Molinar

GM, Big Machine Music
Mike Molinar is the General Manager of Big Machine Music (BMM) where he brings twenty-twoyears of music business experience and entrepreneurial acumen to lead operations since launch in 2012.Molinar oversees all aspects of BMM which ranked Top 10 in Billboard’s 2018 and 2017 Top... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

9:30am CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

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... Read More →

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

10:45am CDT

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... 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)
MO

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

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... Read More →
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Ben Greene

Artist, Feed The Children
DH

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... Read More →
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Lucia Kaminsky

Warner Music Nashville


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

11:00am CDT

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
avatar for James Donio

James Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association. 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Colliton

Carrie Colliton

Co-Founder of Record Store Day, 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... Read More →
avatar for Doyle Davis

Doyle Davis

Co-Owner, Grimey's
Doyle Davis has over 35 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... 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... 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... Read More →
JV

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... Read More →


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

11:00am CDT

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
SR

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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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Scott Robinson

CEO & Co-Founder, Dualtone Music Group
Scott Robinson is the CEO & Co-Founder of Dualtone, an EntertainmentOne Company. A Nashville based boutique label, Dualtone’s current accomplishments include the multi-platinum artist The Lumineers, Shakey Graves, Amos Lee, Robert Earl Keen, and more. Dualtone’s diverse roster... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Sponsors

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

12:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

1:00pm CDT

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
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Barry Mazor

Music Journalist
BARRY MAZOR, based in Nashville, is a long-time music journalist – a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal on country and roots music since 2003, after previous stands with No Depresison magazine and Crawdaddy. His book :Meeting Jimmie Rodgers" won the Belmont Award for... Read More →

Artists

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

2:00pm CDT

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
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
BB

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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
CI

Copeland Isaacson

" 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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
LG

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... Read More →

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... Read More →
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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 CDT
Main Hall - 3rd Floor - Palmer Plaza 1801 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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

3:30pm CDT

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

GM/PD, Goshen College
Radio.

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

3:30pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

3:30pm CDT

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... Read More →

Speakers
JB

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... Read More →
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Todd Brabec

Entertainment Law Attorney
Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney and industry consultant, a Deems Taylor Award winning co-author of " Music, Money and Success: the Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business"( 8th... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

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
SM

Sean McManus

Program Managers, Manitoba Music

Speakers
JB

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Artists
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Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


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

4:00pm CDT

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
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

4:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

5:00pm CDT

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... Read More →

Artists

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

5:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Blue Bar 1911 Broadway

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Stone Fox 712 51st Ave. North

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division Street

6:00pm CDT

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
TC

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

Joe Purdy
Artists

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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
Artists
M

Marah

WHERE TIME COMES TO A HALTIt 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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

The Hot Nut Riveters
Artists
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... Read More →


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

9:30pm CDT

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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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

10:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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 CDT
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

Pete Molinari
Artists
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce SpringsteenPete 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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:30pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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

11:00pm CDT

Green River Ordinance

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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

Peter Bradley Adams

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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Friday September 19, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm CDT
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Saturday, September 20
 

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

Shakey Graves
Artists

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

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00am CDT

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

10:00am CDT

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 CDT
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am CDT

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
E

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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
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... Read More →


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

12:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
SD

Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


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

12:00pm CDT

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... 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... Read More →
SD

Steve Dawson

Black Hen Music


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

12:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

12:30pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce SpringsteenPete 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... 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... Read More →


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

12:30pm CDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
PM

Pete Molinari

“Pete Molinari – if you don’t know anything about him, he’s great” - Bruce SpringsteenPete 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... 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... Read More →


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

1:30pm CDT

Phil Cody
Artists

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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm CDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:45pm CDT

Sammy Brue
Artists

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

3:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

3:45pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

4:00pm CDT

Over the Rhine
Artists

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

5:00pm CDT

Joe Purdy
Artists

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

5:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

5:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

6:00pm CDT

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

7:00pm CDT

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 SOULCory Chisel is... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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

8:00pm CDT

Doug Seegers
Artists

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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

8:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

Michaela Anne
Artists

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

9:00pm CDT

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

9:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

9:00pm CDT

Ryan Tanner
Artists

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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

Caroline Rose
Artists

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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


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

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm CDT
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm CDT
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm CDT
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

11:00pm CDT

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... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm CDT
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Sunday, September 21
 

12:00am CDT

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
High Watt 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
Mercy Lounge 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
The Rutledge 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am CDT

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
Listening Room Café 217 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
3rd & Lindsley 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

12:00am CDT

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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am CDT
Station Inn 402 12th Avenue South

11:00am CDT

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... 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.
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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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
City Winery 609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37203

12:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Blue Bar 1911 Broadway

1:00pm CDT

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 CDT
The Basement 1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

2:00pm CDT

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.

 

 



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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... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Fond Object 1313 MCGAVOCK PIKE

3:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Bluebird Cafe 4104 Hillsboro Pike