The Avett Brothers, Bob Weir, Sarah Jarosz & More Aboard For ‘Thriving Roots’ Virtual Conference

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A conversation between The Avett Brothers and filmmaker Judd Apatow and another featuring Dead & Company band mates Bob Weir and Oteil Burbridge are among the latest additions to Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference. The Americana Music Association Foundation will host the virtual conference between September 16 – 18.

The Avett Brothers and Apatow will discuss the intersection of film and music, while Weir and Burbridge will explore the inspiration and influence of Black musicians on the music of the Grateful Dead. Another newly added panel will find Chris Thile moderating a chat between Sarah Jarosz and John Leventhal, the producer of Jarosz’s recently released World On The Ground Album.

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Thriving Roots will also present “Music Without Boundaries,” a talk featuring Sierra Hull and Béla Fleck. All told, Thriving Roots will include approximately 50 conversations and panels as well as 40 special events and music breaks. Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal and Black Pumas are just a few of the artists previously confirmed to participate.

Head here to purchase a pass and for more information.

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