FLOYDFEST 6 - IT'S IN THE MIX! UPS THE ANTE
WITH NEW ARTIST ADDITIONS INCLUDING SAM BUSH AND RAILROAD EARTH
With the onset of Spring comes the buzz of excitement that heralds a new season of music festivals, and eagerly anticipated line-up announcements and additions. FloydFest 6, dubbed 'It's in the Mix,' holds to its promise, mixing long-standing favorites with top-pick and emerging artists of extraordinary talent and diversity. On the seven stages at FloydFest, which include a showpiece timberframed 'Dreaming Creek main stage,' a 'Blue Ridge to Bayou dance tent stage,' an Appalachian-style 'workshop porch' and a 'Global Village stage', amongst others, music lovers can find something to appease the ficklest musical appetites. Across-the-Way Productions, promoters and producers of the annual event, today announced these latest additions to the 2007 artist roster:
Sam Bush, cofounder and leader of the seminal progressive bluegrass band New Grass Revival through 18 years during the 1970's and 80's returns to FloydFest in 2007, after a hiatus from the roster for two years. Bush may not be the only person responsible for newgrass, the wild bluegrass stepchild that features rock 'n' roll grooves and extended virtuosic jams, but since New Grass Revival's dissolution in 1989, Bush has certainly been one of the most brilliant of newgrasses many bright lights.
Railroad Earth, a staple group on the national touring and festival scene, and the "in-demand band" of recent years at Floydfest, has built a huge following of loyal fans that document and trade every note they play, and often join them on the road for multiple nights.
FloydFest has hosted some of the finest performances from this group over the past several years, and fans will definitely want to mark this year's FloydFest date on their calendars.
From the bluegrass of Blue Highway to the newgrass of Sam Bush, from acoustic singer-songwriters to Aussie rockers Cat Empire, from the house rockin' Zydeco of Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travellers to the African rock of Toubab Krew, from festival favorites Donna the Buffalo to Devotchka, the musical group who wrote the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack, and the "best band you've never heard of", FloydFest has well earned it's reputation as the best under-the-radar music festival.
The FloydFest 2007 Artist roster thus far includes:
Andy Palace & the Griffin Collective, North Mississippi Allstars, Sam Bush, Donna the Buffalo, Cat Empire, Railroad Earth, The Dunks, DeVotchKa, Midnite, The Waybacks, Toubab Krewe, Blue Highway, Hackensaw Boys, Langhorne Slim, Red Stick Ramblers, Feufollet, Lil'
Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, 3 Fox Drive, Erik Mongrain, Chuch, Appalacian Roots, Scythian, Rose's Pawn Shop, American Dumpster, Infamous Stringdusters, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kusun Ensemble, Musicians from the Crooked Road, The Barrel House Mamas, Hope Massive, Telepath, Capoeirista, The Mammals, Mood Cultivation, High Society, Paul Curreri, The Wiyos, Smooth Kentucky, The Old Ceremony, Possum Junkins Band, Wild Turkeys, Kat Mills, Kill Basa Bill's Road Show, Carbon culture, Blue Mule, Anya & Jackson, Scott Perry, Bombadil, Spiral, Jan Smith, Sol Creech Band, Strut, The Seed, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Punn, William Walter & Co and Devon Sproule.
...stay tuned for more artist additions to come!
FLOYDFEST ANNOUNCES ARTIST ADDITIONS!
Across the Way Productions are proud to announce the additions
Of the North Mississippi Allstars, Forro in the Dark, and the Red Stick Ramblers to an already stellar Line-up!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! FOR the 6TH ANNUAL
FLOYDFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Across the Way Productions continues their tradition of throwing some of the Southeastern United States' premier concert events with the 6th annual FloydFest, to take place in Floyd County, VA, along the pristine Blue Ridge Parkway, July 26-29. This year, the four-day musical extravaganza features the "It's in the Mix" theme, highlighting the diversity and all-inclusive nature of the event. The musical genres you can expect to hear at FloydFest range from the cutting-edge sounds of the newest stars in bluegrass such as Blue Highway, 3 Fox Drive, and the Infamous Stringdusters, to returning favorite Americana rockers Donna the Buffalo and Charlottesville-based old time punkers Hackensaw Boys. The Blue Ridge to Bayou Dance Tent, always a haven for those who like to kick up their heels, will rock till the wee hours with Little Brian & the Zydeco Travelers.
Also joining FloydFest 6: North Mississippi Allstars (recently added to the lineup), Sugar Hill Recording gems The Duhks, old time geniuses the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the best band that you've never heard of - Devotchka, The Waybacks, the 2006 winners of the Australian equivalent of the Grammy's The Cat Empire, and Lafayette, LA favorites Feufollet, with many more to be announced in upcoming months!
Local and regional artists include Toubab Krewe, Strut, The Possum Jenkins Band, The Old Ceremony, Jan Smith, Kat Mills, Blue Mule, William Walter, The Seed, Wild Turkeys, Sol Creech Band, American Dumpster and more!
Tickets can be purchased, and even printed, from the convenience of your home computer, at www.floydfest.com, where you can also sign up for the FloydFest monthly newsletter and stay abreast of regular additions to the line-up. This year's festival promises to be another "can't miss" musical event, with music and activities for all ages. Pick up your tickets now!