It was announced today that the first ever A TASTE OF AMERICANA FESTIVAL will take place at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre on Sunday 14thOctober.
The all-ages event will feature a stellar seven-act bill showcasing some of the exploding genre’s most talented local and international acts, and will be headlined by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price. Kicking off at 2pm, the one-day festival will offer over seven hours of intoxicating blues, roots, country and Americana; the very best the genre has to offer.
Jack White’s protégé, Margo Price, will be joined by fellow Statesiders; seminal singer-songwriter Kevin Welch, storyteller and founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson, and label mate Joshua Hedley, who has been touted as his generation’s classic country champion.
Three of Australia’s brightest stars will round out the daylong event, led by multi-ARIA and APRA Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Kasey Chambers, who will woo audiences with songs from her latest release Campfire, plus favourites spanning her entire career. With a critically acclaimed record,Empire, under his belt, William Crighton will take time out from his global tour to join the Taste of Americana celebrations, whilst local road warriors Little Georgia will add a unique dynamic to the mix.
Americana is a bit of country, bluegrass and folk mixed with some blues, soul RnB and gospel. It encompasses a whole range of authentic musical styles. We’d simply call it ‘roots music’ but that still wouldn’t answer the question.
“But rather than try to pin down Americana why not just accept how it is encapsulated by Jim Lauderdale, host of Nashville’s annual Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony.
“It’s all the good stuff,” says Lauderdale. If you look through the list of acts playing at the Awards and the Americana Festival you know that for a fact. There is no better way of summing it up: It’s all the good stuff.” – Brian Wise
Lovers of good music, don’t delay. Experience what Bernard Zuel calls “that sweet spot between folk and country, rock and blues”, when some of the best Americana artists touch down in Sydney next month for a day-long celebration of this timeless genre!
A TASTE OF AMERICANA FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 10AM AEST
In association with the US Americana Music Association, Chugg Entertainment, Essence Group, Virgin,
Nashville Music City, TN Tourism, Show Group, Sounds of the City, Rhythms Magazine
WITH PERFORMANCES FROM…
MARGO PRICE (USA) – KEVIN WELCH (USA) – KASEY CHAMBERS – WILLIE WATSON (USA) – JOSHUA HEDLEY (USA) – WILLIAM CRIGHTON – LITTLE GEORGIA