Jackie Greene to perform at AmericanaFest, Sept 15-20

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Jackie Greene, Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs, the Mavericks and More Added to AmericanaFest

Ry CooderRicky SkaggsBuddy Millerthe MavericksJD Souther, Jackie GreeneAmy Helm and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats are among the latest artists added to this year’s AmericanaFest, which takes place Sept. 15-20 in Nashville. Cooder will perform as part of a trio with Skaggs and Sharon White.

They join more than 150 acts scheduled to perform as part of the Americana Music Association’s 16th-annual festival and conference. American AquariumAmy LavereDavid Wax MuseumDonnie Fritts & John Paul WhiteDoug SeegersEilen JewellJim Lauderdale, the Legendary Shack ShakersLindi OrtegaSam Outlaw and the Steep Canyon Rangers are also among the artists that have been added to the bill.

“This year’s showcase lineup blows me away,” said Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association. “Discovery: that’s what is so special about music and I think we do that part well. You can walk into any of our venues—knowing who is playing doesn’t matter—and you will see something that will knock your socks off.”

Previously announced acts include Los LobosPatty GriffinLee Ann WomackBéla Fleck & Abigail WashburnDom FlemonsJames McMurtryLera LynnLydia LovelessMary Gauthier and Nikki Lane. See the complete list of performers here.

The festival also includes the Americana Honors & Awards on Sept. 16. Rhiannon GiddensJason IsbellSturgill SimpsonLucinda Williams and Lee Ann Womack are nominated for artist of the year, one of six categories, along with album of the year, duo/group of the year, emerging artists of the year, instrumentalist of the year and song of the year.

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by Eric R. Danton, June 19, 2015