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Maverick Festival 2016 - First Names Announced
The Maverick Festival showcases the best in Americana / Roots music, from both sides of the Atlantic, across five stages, situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. This year the ninth Maverick Festival will take place at Easton Farm Park on July 1st 2nd & 3rd 2016.
The first names for this year’s Maverick Festival line-up have just been announced!
Luke Winslow-King; a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, and lyricist based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Luke plays vintage Blues and Jazz music and is known for his slide guitar work. His album Old New Baby, recorded at Preserva- tion Hall, made the Top Ten records in AMERICAN SONGWRITER magazine.
Hannah Aldridge. Muscle Shoals, Alabama native and daughter of Country Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, Hannah brings her dark country back to the festival for an unprecedented third time.
Robyn Hitchcock will perform at the festival this year! Recently relocated to East Nashville following his successful collaboration with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Robyn, who made a surprise appearance at the festival last year, brings his own blend of beautiful eccentricity back to Maverick.
Wizz Jones. Wizz is an English acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter who has been performing since the late 1950s. Bert Jansch described him as the most under-rated guitarist ever. Eric Clapton and Keith Richards both acknowledge his influence and Bruce Springsteen famously opened his 2012 tour with his song ‘When I Leave Berlin‘.
Hackensaw Boys. Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, the band is all about finger picking banjos, fiddles and baritone harmonies wrung through the punk rock blue-grass ringer.They have played the major US festivals, appeared at the iconic Ryman Auditorium and backed the legendary Charlie Louvin. In 2012 they were nominated for Best Bluegrass Group in the INDEPENDENT COUNTRY AWARDS.
The final name to announce is multiple award-winning Canadian former heavy-metal vocalist turned singer/songwriter, Ryan Cook. Ryan defies the standard in cowboy culture with his progressive take on Americana.
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