The Music of MerleFest is “traditional-plus” and Doc Watson himself describes it best: “When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional-plus,’ meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is ‘traditional-plus’.” The Moments of MerleFest are those unique experiences that only happen here. It may be two musicians you never expected to see collaborating, a shooting star over The Watson Stage during an evening’s closing set, or that one set that seems to have touched everyone in the audience.
SUSANA AND TIMMY ABELL
ALBERTI FLEA CIRCUS
ROY BOOK BINDER
ALISON BROWN QUARTET
SAM BUSH BAND
MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER
T. MICHAEL COLEMAN
DONNA THE BUFFALO
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (WITH NEWEST MEMBER JOHN COWAN)
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