(schedule of performers is subject to change)
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter.
Honeysuckle, a progressive folk trio comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz have been nominated for the Best Americana and Best Folk Artist Of The Year at the Boston Music Awards two years running, as well as Americana/Roots Act and Album Of The Year for Red Line Roots’ Big Red Awards.