Mucklewain: A Southern American Rock Festival
A one-day celebration on southern music, art & culture
Saturday, August 19th, 2006
Music Begins at Noon
Main Gate opens Friday, August 18th at 6 p.m. for early camping
Whicker Park (new concert location) Harriman, TN
30 and on sale now at www.ticketadvantage.com
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
Trent Summar & The New Row Mob
Les Honky More Tonkies
Mic Harrison & The Hi-Score
the Tennessee Rounders
Dash Rip Rock
People from the South get a bum deal. Stereotypes persist and are perpetuated that do not have a place in an evolved consciousness. An undesirable effect of these stereotypes has been a heavy burden on our heritage, our form of speech, our values, and our art.
However, a revolution is occurring in which a new southern generation embraces their roots, is cognizant of their history and articulate their passion for this history. There have been some great leaders in this movement, many of which are musicians.
Southern rock is perhaps the most revolutionary from of music alive. It carries on a spirit of independence that other forms have lost. There is always a sense of pride and celebration, of lifting the down trodden and commiserating with the outlaws. The themes of southern rock harkens back to the rabble-rousers of our folk music heritage. Beyond that, they speak of a particular experience: a marginalized existence, which creates a sense of oppression. Because there has been no real organized movement to illuminate this marginalized existence, rebel rock lives on.
Mucklewain strives to be an intelligent and articulate celebration of revolution rock: that good, old-fashioned, southern rock 'n' roll. Mucklewain is the first festival of its kind in which Southern artists, not just musicians, can congregate, celebrated their heritage, and elevate the mass consciousness above the archaic mindsets of old.
It is time to put aside differences. The time has come for people of all backgrounds to listen to each other, respect each other, and grow towards a more harmonies Union. Mucklewain provides an opportunity for all people who dream of progress to come together and build this vision simply by communing with one another through southern music and art. It is possible to build one nation under Mucklewain!