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Old Settler's Music Festival (april 16-19) Complete News

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We at Texas Cooking will be going to this, a fun, family-friendly music festival over Easter weekend.

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22nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

"Real Music, Done Right"

Thursday, April 16-Sunday, April 19, 2009

Music starts: 4:15 p.m. Thursday

Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, FM 1826 south of Austin, Texas

Tickets: http://www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org --- 1.888.512.SHOW

22ND OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF BANDS

The Greencards, BoDeans, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women,

Travelin' McCourys, The Lee Boys

Part of 35-Act, 4-Stage, 4-Day Event Celebrating Bluegrass, Roots, Americana

Austin, TX -- The 22nd Old Settler's Music Festival, the nationally celebrated music festival featuring renowned roots, bluegrass and Americana music in the Texas Hill Country, announces its time and stage schedule for the 35 acts taking part in the Festival April 16-19.

Music fills the air from 4:15 p.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Festival site straddling FM 1826 just south of Austin -- Salt Lick Pavilion stages on one side, historical Camp Ben McCulloch and the Campground Stage on the other. Tickets and camping passes are available at www.oldsettlersmusicfestival.org and www.frontgatetickets.com and by phone at 888.512.SHOW. In addition to music, the Festival will host performance workshops, the youth talent contest, artisans and vendors, food and drink, children's activities, and day and night music jams.

Nashville-based The Greencards, the multinational threesome whose fourth album, FASCINATION, is slated for release by Sugar Hill Records on April 21, came together in Austin, where the band became popular for its breathtaking technique, daring improvisation and conceptual boldness -- and continues its respect for traditional roots music, but with its own stellar take on bluegrass and Americana.

BoDeans, one of the premier American roots-rock bands, brings to the Festival tracks from its impending new recording: simple, heartfelt lyrics, ringing guitars and passionate harmonies that are the backbone of the group, from its 1986 debut that broke into Billboard's Top 100 to the tour with U2 to Rolling Stone's Best New Band title.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, the former principal songwriter of The Blasters and his new group (guitar players Cindy Cashdollar and Nina Gerber, vocalist Christy McWilson, violinists Laurie Lewis and Amy Farris, bassist Sarah Brown, drummer Lisa Pankratz), will release their new self-titled album on May 26 on Yep Roc Records. The band debuted at the 2008 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and Alvin says he knewinstantly this was the band he would record with. "It just felt so natural," says Alvin. "It was like I had been playing with them for a hundred years.

"The Travelin' McCourys -- Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, Alan Bartram and Jason Carter -- hail from the Del McCoury Band and have traditional bluegrass fans along with college students they have turned on to the genre through many crossover appearances at mainstream festivals and venues. The band has won more International Bluegrass Music Association awards than any other act, has been nominated for three GRAMMY Awards and has had its first video firmly planted on CMT's Top 10 list.

The Lee Boys, perhaps the country's finest sacred steel ensemble, has succeeded in capturing a unique form of music rooted in gospel but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and more. Audiences instantly recognize that the joyous spiritual sound of The Lee Boys is not "sitting and listening" music: dancing, shouting out and having fun are considered essential parts of their sacred steel tradition.

In addition to their own performances, The Traveling McCourys and The Lee Boys mix bluegrass and funky gospel rhythms for a fresh and rejuvenating sound like no other.

The complete schedule (subject to change):

THURSDAY:

4:15 p.m.-midnight, Campground Stage

4:15-5:30 p.m., The Gibson Brothers

6-7:15 p.m., Great American Taxi with Vince Herman (formerly of Leftover Salmon)

7:30-8:45 pm., Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

9:15-10:30 p.m., The Gourds

10:45 p.m.-midnight, Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers

FRIDAY:

Noon to 3 p.m., Campground Stage, for campers only;

4 p.m.-midnight, Salt Lick Pavilion Stages

10 a.m. Kundalini Yoga with Cash Edwards-Campground Stage

Noon-3 p.m., Flying $ Bunkhouse Band-Campground Stage

4-5 p.m., Great American Taxi-Hill Country Stage

4:15-5:15 p.m., Julie Fowlis-Bluebonnet Stage

5:15-6:30 p.m., The Gibson Brothers-Hill Country Stage

5:45-7 p.m., Blue Highway-Bluebonnet Stage

6:45-8 p.m., The Greencards-Hill Country Stage

7:15-8:30 p.m., Blackie & the Rodeo Kings-Bluebonnet Stage

8:30-10 p.m., BoDeans-Hill Country Stage

9-10:30 p.m., BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet-Bluebonnet Stage

10:30-midnight, Hayes Carll-Hill Country Stage

11 p.m.-midnight, Flounders Without Eyes-Bluebonnet Stage

SATURDAY:

11 a.m.-midnight, Salt Lick Pavilion Stages

10 a.m., Hatha Yoga with Lucy Weberling-Campground Stage

11-11:45 a.m., Lone Star Swing with Stretch Dawrson & Gemma Donald-Hill Country

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Talent Competition, Bluebonnet Stage

Noon-1 p.m., Dan Navarro-Hill Country Stage

1:15-2:15 p.m., Green Mountain Grass-Hill Country Stage

1-1:45 p.m., The Fireants-Bluebonnet Stage

1:30-2:30 p.m., Jenny Reynolds, Ben Mallott & BettySoo-Discovery Stage

2-2:45 p.m., Onion Creek Crawdaddies-Bluebonnet Stage

2:30-3:30 p.m., Sarah Jarosz-Hill Country Stage

2:45-3:30 p.m., Stonehoney-Discovery Stage

3-4 p.m., The Belleville Outfit-Bluebonnet Stage

3:45-4:45 p.m., Fred Eaglesmith-Hill Country Stage

3:45-4:30 p.m., Spring Creek-Discovery Stage

4:10-4:40 p.m., Winner of Youth Talent Competiton 2009-Bluebonnet Stage

4:45-5:30 p.m., Songwriting with Ray Wylie Hubbard-Discovery Stage

4:45-5:45 p.m., The Lovell Sisters-Bluebonnet Stage

5:15-6:15 p.m., The Lee Boys-Hill Country Stage

6-7:15 p.m., Travelin' McCourys-Bluebonnet Stage

6:45-8 p.m., Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women-Hill Country Stage

7:30-8:45 p.m., Ray Wylie Hubbard-Bluebonnet Stage

8:30-10 p.m., Travelin' McCourys & The Lee Boys-Hill Country Stage

9:15-10:30 p.m., Marc Broussard-Bluebonnet Stage

10:30 p.m.-midnight, Robert Earl Keen-Hill Country Stage

11 p.m.-midnight, New Monsoon-Bluebonnet Stage

SUNDAY:

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Campground Stage

10 a.m. Pickin' & Prayin'

11-11:45 a.m., The Rockin' Gospel Project

Noon-12:45 p.m., Spring Creek

1-2 p.m., Stonehoney

2:15-3 p.m., The Lovell Sisters

3:30-4:45 p.m., Fred Eaglesmith

Proceeds benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Balcones Council of Campfire USA.

In its past 21 years, Old Settler's Music Festival has delivered one of the best festival experiences in the state with amazing performances by Joan Osborne, Iris DeMent, Michelle Shocked, Bruce Hornsby, Yonder Mountain String Band, Patty Griffin, Nickel Creek, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Bela Fleck, Rodney Crowell, Vassar Clements, Del McCoury, Natalie McMaster, Kasey Chambers and local favorites Slaid Cleaves, South Austin Jug Band, The Gourds, Jimmy LaFave and the Austin Lounge Lizards.

Old Settler's Music Festival is sponsored in part by Public Citizen, Collings Guitar, Grateful Growers, KGSR, KUT, Level Best Foundation Repair, ME Television, News 8 Austin and Whole Foods Market.

For more information, visit http://www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org

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