Preview 10-12-11 Nashville, TN

The Gourds are first to self-confirm a 2011
Americana Music Festival performance

Chris Griffy
Nashville Festivals Examiner
August 2, 2011

While the folks at the Americana Music Association have revealed a few musicians who will be attending the Americana Music Festival and Conference, held October 12-15 at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville and in various venues throughout Nashville, there hasn't been an official performance lineup released.

Today, Americana road warriors The Gourds became the first to self-confirm an Americana Music Festival performance, announcing a show October 12 at the Mercy Lounge as part of a press release of their Fall tour dates.

The Gourds have been one of the most prolific touring bands in Americana, playing at least 150 shows per year since 1998. While many know them from their off the wall cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice", the band has amassed an impressive catalog of nine albums and are scheduled to follow it up with a tenth when their Larry Campbell produced Vanguard Records debut Old Mad Joy is released September 13.

The Mercy Lounge performance on October 12 is specifically billed as part of the Americana Music Festival and, considering the Mercy Lounge/Cannery Ballroom's status as an Americana Music Festival Showcase venue, it is likely that this performance will be as part of a group of Americana Showcase performers at the venue.


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