Merelefest 2011

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THE BASICS

WHERE: Wilkesboro, NC
WHEN: April 28-May 1, 2011
TICKETS: $155 4-Day Pass
CAMPING: No
WEBSITE: Official Site

THE SCENE

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.

2011 LINEUP

  • DOC WATSON
  • RICHARD WATSON
  • SUSANA AND TIMMY ABELL
  • ALBERTI FLEA CIRCUS
  • BALSAM RANGE
  • THE BANKNOTES
  • RORY BLOCK
  • ROY BOOK BINDER
  • ALISON BROWN QUARTET
  • BUFFALO BARFIELD
  • SAM BUSH BAND
  • CADILLAC SKY
  • MICHAEL CLEVELAND AND FLAMEKEEPER
  • T. MICHAEL COLEMAN
  • CROOKED STILL
  • KEN CROUSE
  • DONNA THE BUFFALO
  • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (WITH NEWEST MEMBER JOHN COWAN)
  • CASEY DRIESSEN
  • ELEANOR ELLIS
  • EMMITT-NERSHI BAND
  • PAUL GEREMIA
  • MITCH GREENHILL
  • GEORGE HAMILTON IV
  • HARPER
  • COREY HARRIS AND PHIL WIGGINS
  • JOHN HARTFORD STRING BAND
  • BOB HILL
  • DAVID HOLT
  • THE INTERACTIVE THEATER OF JEF
  • VERONIKA JACKSON
  • JEFF AND VIDA
  • JOHNSONÂ’S CROSSROAD
  • CATFISH KEITH
  • THE KRUGER BROTHERS
  • SONNY LANDRETH
  • JIM LAUDERDALE
  • JACK LAWRENCE
  • JEFF LITTLE
  • THE LOCAL BOYS
  • LYLE LOVETT
  • LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
  • CORB LUND
  • BILL MATHIS
  • ANDY MAY
  • DEL MCCOURY BAND
  • NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND
  • THE NEIGHBORS
  • TIM OÂ’BRIEN
  • PAULS CREEK BAND
  • RED MOLLY
  • PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND
  • SCYTHIAN
  • SHANA BANANA
  • THE SIGMON STRINGERS
  • SINAI MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
  • SLATE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS
  • STEVE AND RUTH SMITH
  • JOE SMOTHERS
  • SYNDER FAMILY BAND
  • TUT TAYLOR
  • TOWN MOUNTAIN
  • HAPPY TRAUM
  • THE WAILINÂ’ JENNYS
  • THE WAYBACKS
  • CHARLES WELCH
  • PETE AND JOAN WERNICK
  • WILKES ACOUSTIC FOLK SOCIETY
  • JOSH WILLIAMS BAND
  • TONY WILLIAMSON
  • ZEPHYR LIGHTNING BOLTS

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