Railroad Earth to Headline The Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
The Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Californias Joshua Tree Lake Campground, located just outside Joshua Tree National Park. The festivals lineup includes performances by Railroad Earth, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, Trampled by Turtles, the Ditty Bops, Greensky Bluegrass, Blue Turtle Seduction, Anne Mccue, Wally Ingram & Tom Freund, Tishamingo, Tim Easton, the Bluehouse, the Bingo Dream Band, Ken Will Morton, Thrift Store All Stars featuring Victoria Williams, Shadow Mt. Band and the Golden Hill Ramblers. An art auction will also held in association with the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council from 6:00-9:00 PM PST today (bidding closes at 8:30PM) at the festival site. 100% of the festivals profits, including its art auction and compilation CD, will be donated to local fire disaster relief efforts and to aid victims of The Sawtooth Millard fires (which raged from July 9-19, 2006, scorching 90,000 plus acres, destroying over 200 homes and buildings, with an estimated 12 million dollars in property damage in the Joshua Tree region).