The Americana Music Association has revealed the third and final list of artists scheduled to perform at the 2017 Americana Music Festival. The final 97 performers added brings the total up to nearly 300 for the festival, being held Sept. 12-17 in venues throughout Nashville.
As has been the case with the previous two announcements, the Americana Music Festival held back some heavy hitters for its final announcement, joining already announced marquee acts like Robert Cray, Iron & Wine and Drive-By Truckers. The biggest name on the list of additions is country hitmaker and current Americana darling Lee Ann Womack and Friends. While the “friends” haven't been listed, her 2016 show included Americana royalty like Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires and Patty Griffin.
But Womack isn't the only legend on the third wave of Americanafest announcements. British rocker and frequent Gillian Welch collaborator Robyn Hitchcock, an Americanafest regular for years whether officially on the lineup or not, has been added. Also added are sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer. Both chart toppers as solo artists, their soon to be released collaborative covers album Not Dark Yet is sure to build buzz for their show.
Those looking for all-star jams have a couple of shows to hang their hats on at Americanafest. Americana supergroup Jamtown, consisting of Donovan Frankenreiter, G. Love, and Cisco Adler, are scheduled to perform. Big Star's Third Live features a rotating lineup of guests that often isn't known until the day of, dedicated to recreating a fully-orchestrated recreation of Big Star's Sister Lovers in a live environment.
Nashville's local artists are well represented in this announcement as well. Locals Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, who released a duets album earlier in the year, are included. Also added to the lineup are long-time Nashville favorite Webb Wilder, young risers Escondido, husband and wife duo Wild Ponies, and Reuben Bidez.
Other notable acts on the final lineup include A.J. Croce, son of folk legend Jim Croce, California country upstart Sam Outlaw, long-time John Prine guitarist Jason Wilber, Southern rockers The Steel Woods, and gospel/soul singer Bonnie Bishop.