Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Strawberry fest announces first bookings

The Spring and Fall Strawberry Music Festival lineups are beginning to take shape with the announcement today of the first nine bookings.

The May 25-28 Spring festival will include Tim O’Brien’s Cornbread Nation, Utah Phillips,, Eddie From Ohio, Iris Dement, and J.D. Crowe & the New South. The August 30-September 3 Fall festival will include Jimmy Lafave, Samantha Robichaud, Harry Manx, and Dry Branch Fire Squad.

Of the announced artists, all except newgrass pioneer Crowe, Texas singer-songwriter Lafave, and Canadian Maritime fidder Robichaud have appeared at Strawberry in previous years. Eddie From Ohio was voted Best Performer in the Festival Preview Best of the Fest poll for Spring 2004.

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