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Published: 2013/02/18

MerleFest Adds The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gov’t Mule, Leon Russell, John Cowan, Steep Canyon Rangers and More

American Legacies, Gov’t Mule, Leon Russell, John Cowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae and Delta Rae are the latest additions to Wilkesboro, NC’s MerleFest. The roots festival will take place at Wilkes Community College from April 25-28. American Legacies is a collaborative project featuring The Del McCoury Band and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The festival continues the late Doc Watson’s preference for wanting “traditional plus” performers at MerleFest, playing music steeped in the roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles.

The festival’s previously confirmed acts include: The Avett Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Jim Avett, Donna the Buffalo, The Greencards, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tift Merritt, Richard Watson and Peter Rowan Band, among others.

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