Third Annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival - 10/18 & 10/19
The third annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival is set to go down October 18 and 19, when the temperatures in the high desert are a perfect average high in the mid-70s. The festival is a family friendly event, and the only multi-day camping festivals that offer such a lineup of talent under the pristine high desert skies. Often described as an "intimate" gathering where the music flows nonstop from one of the two stages, this year's lineup is the most chock full o' goodness yet.
|Dusty Rhodes and the River Band|
This year's rootsicana newgrassy folkadelic experience features a Grammy nominee with more than one connection to the desert, Peter Case, who is now also a published author with the recent release of his memoir, "As Far As You Can Get Without A Passport." JamBase favorites Dusty Rhodes and the River Band will bring their deep roots, gospel rock show. Fiddle-toting, mandoguitar-slinging triple threat Carrie Rodriguez and her band take a break from their tour with Alejandro Escovedo to support her new Malcolm Burns produced release, It Ain't Me. "The tunefulness of Nickel Creek meets the fury of the Avett Brothers" says the Washington Post of Trampled By Turtles who return to Joshua Tree by popular demand with their self described "thrashgrass." The Belleville Outfit swing into the high Mojave with a huge buzz behind them on the heels of their debut, Wanderin, bringing a mix of gypsy swing, big band jazz, and Americana traditions in their original songs and their clever choice of covers. This is only a small sampling of the fourteen acts who bring their musical magic to the Mojave performing at this year's Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival.
Dusty Rhodes and the River Band
Trampled By Turtles
The Belleville Outfit
South Austin Jug Band
The Devil Makes Three
The Belleville Outfit
The Stairwell Sisters
Passes to the festival are available for Saturday ($45), Sunday ($30) or a three-day pass for $70.00. Passes do not include camping, which is on-site camping and highly encouraged. Camping spaces are finite and will sell out. Purchases of festival tickets and camping reservations may be made online at www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com. Call the toll free hotline at (877) 327-6265 for more details.
[Published on: 10/1/08]