Old Settler's Fest Initial Lineup


Joe Ely
The four nights of the upcoming and much anticipated Old Settler's Music Festival, which won an Austin360.com A-List readers poll, promise a bonanza of the acclaimed roots music that has delighted attendees and repeat attendees for 23 years, and will do so again this year. The Austin, TX festival is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, through Sunday, April 18.

Award-winning songwriter-producer-recording artist Joe Ely, a veteran of the road and live performance, headlines Friday. Folk-rock singer-songwriter Patty Griffin - whose duet with Dierks Bentley on his song "Beautiful World" has been nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and whose new album, Downtown Church, will be released January 26 - headlines with her band, including Buddy Miller, on Saturday.

Vanguard Records Americana artist Mindy Smith, award-winning banjo virtuoso and independent record label founder Alison Brown with Joe Craven, Alaskan bluegrass band Bearfoot, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, The Infamous Stringdusters, Fred Eaglesmith, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also among the more than 30 acts that are slated to perform on four stages at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in the Texas Hill Country south of Austin.

Festival-goers can save as much as 30 percent over at-the-gate prices when they order early-bird wristbands by January 31 here.

Available are 4-day wristbands with campground access (Thursday-Sunday), 3-day wristbands with campground access (Friday-Sunday), 3-day no-camping wristbands and all-inclusive Platinum Passes. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Camping access is expected to sell out.

In 23 years, Old Settler's Music Festival has delivered one of the best roots-music festival experiences in the United States with amazing performers including Joan Osborne, Iris Dement, Michelle Shocked, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Rodney Crowell, Vassar Clements, Del McCoury Band, Kasey Chambers, and local favorites Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Belleville Outfit, Hayes Carll and Sarah Jarosz.


[Published on: 1/15/10]

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