Friday, September 08, 2006

Tall Stacks Music Festival

I'm thinking about venturing down to the musical Mecca of Cincinnati at the beginning of October. Why? The five-day (Weds. Oct 4th - Sun. Oct. 8th) Tall Stacks Music Festival. Who's playing?, you might well ask. And that would be:

Abigail Washburn
Al Green
Asleep at the Wheel
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Bettye LaVette
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buddy Guy
Charlie Musselwhite
Chatham County Line
Cherryholmes
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Chris Smither
The Del McCoury Band
Delbert McClinton
Dr. John
Hot Rize
Jerry Douglas
John Hammond
John Hiatt
Junior Brown
Loudon Wainwright III
Marcia Ball
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Old Crow Medicine Show
Ollabelle
Over the Rhine
Peter Rowan
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Rhett Miller & The Believers
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Rodney Crowell
Rosanne Cash
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles
Sean Costello
Sonny Landreth
Sonya Kitchell
Tea Leaf Green
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
Tift Merritt
Tim O'Brien
Tony Rice
Wilco
Yerba Buen

Here's the best part of the deal. I just received my invitation to SXSW in Austin next March. For a mere $700 I can get a week-long pass. The Tall Stacks Festival? $22 for five days of music. No, that is not a typo. If you like folk/roots/soul/blues/bluegrass/alt-country music, this is about as great as it gets.

4 comments:

nikkip said...

thanks for the info, andy. i'm going to try to make it down on the saturday. oh, and kids are free! can't beat that deal.

Mark K said...

Dr. John, as in the guy with the glitter?

John McCollum said...

Um, wow.

danthress said...

Andy, you beat me to the punch on this post. I've heard rave reviews of this festival from friends in Cincy. Annie doesn't know it yet, but we're planning on going—at least for Saturday which has a great lineup. The only problem is they have MMW playing at the same time as Wilco. Those are the kind of problems we love.

Billy finished mastering the CD for the book yesterday. God willing, I'll be sending it to the printer next week. It won't be back in time for Tall Stacks but it will be available for most of their Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood tour. BTW, the new record is great. I should get you on their promo list.