Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Old Settler's official lineup

Old Settler's Music Festival posted the official lineup for its April 20-23 event near Austin, Tex. As reported earlier at Festival Preview, it includes names like Rowan and Rice, Eddie From Ohio, The Waybacks, Uncle Earl, and Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez. The major new additions are jamgrass standout Keller Williams, Texas singer-songwriter Todd Snider, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman in a special appearance.

In that I haven't covered the jam band scene so far, I'm especially excited about getting my first look at Keller Williams, who is among the top stars on that circuit. His presence at the top of the bill may bring in a crossover audience of jam followers. Also, if you're like me and can't keep straight all the configurations that Peter Rowan is playing these days, you'll get a chance to see how his Skydancer Trio compares with the Rowan-Rice quartet, since both are on the bill.

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