Robinson (The Black Crowes) & Jackie Greene. This will be their “debut show” as a trio, so there’s a lot of excitement surrounding this set. Lyons resident, and PCDC member, Roger Flynn (who admits to having attended around 200 Dead shows) was very excited at hearing the news. Said Flynn, “We’re (presumably the ‘Dead Head Nation’) thrilled! It’s quite an honor for out little town, I am sure once the word gets out, the festival will sell out quickly.”
Red Horse brings together three longtime Folks Festival favorites who return to the festival after some years away; Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky (who last played at the festival in 2002, 05, and 01 respectively).
Other additions to this year’s line-up include: Martin Sexton, Anais Mitchell, Livingston Taylor, Vance Gilbert, and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Mitchell, Taylor, and Gilbert will also round out the songwriting faculty at the Song School. The weeklong study of the art, craft, and inspiration of song, leading up to the festival, sold-out in January.
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Brandi Carlile, Mary Gauthier, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Jimmy Irion, Dan Mangan, and Megan Burtt are some of the other artists lined up for the festival. Stay tuned for updates on other “soon-to-be-signed” artists.
Planet’s Brian Eyster says, “Three-day passes for RockyGrass have completely sold-out online. There are a few (less than 50) still available here in Lyons at The Stone Cup, as well as a few single day tickets for the Friday and Sunday shows (Saturday tickets are gone!).” Eyster also predicts that this year’s “local” Folk Fest tickets will go on sale in late May. If this year is anything like last, you won’t want to wait too long to get your tickets.
In Telluride Bluegrass news, four-day passes and camping are now completely sold-out, as well as single-day tickets for Sat and Sun. Single-day tickets are still available for Thursday only. Eyster says, “This is one of the strongest years ever for the festival, with four-day passes selling out over a month earlier than any year since the early 90s.”