Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Latest MerleFest adds

The MerleFest 2006 lineup, already too rich to comprehend, gets more so with the addition of two of the finest young bluegrass instrumentalists and a pair of rising female singer-songwriters. Fiddle standout Casey Driessen will lead his own group, the Colorfools, in addition to backing up Darrell Scott. Guitar extraordinaire Bryan Sutton, whose latest Sugar Hill release came out this week, will also appear, though in what configuration is not yet clear.

A pair of Mississippi-bred singer-songwriters, Caroline Herring and Claire Holley, now based in Austin and Los Angeles respectively, will perform as a duo, reprising material from their recent Live at St. Andrews CD. Finally, Susanna & Tommy Abell and Eustace Conway will fill out the bountiful program for some of the outer stages. The full stage schedule has not yet been released.

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