Chances are you’ve been eyeing the lineup for the upcoming Moontower Music Festival, a compact one-day affair August 26th in Lexington KY at Masterson Station. Many of you already have tickets. Easy to see why.
Benjamin Booker’s “tent city revival” music is just what you need right now, and he just released a brand new album, Witness, last week. There is nobody — nobody — who sings truth to power like JJ Grey and MOFRO, a Southern preacher and his band all about the fragile nature of our land.
Cherub is simply an electronic dance party waiting to happen, and then there is the amazing match-up of Todd Snider and Great American Taxi, all manner of Americana, roots rock, and alt-country. Meanwhile, Big Sam’s Funky Nation will transport you to New Orleans for one funky good time.
More? The Record Company, Tyler Childers, Elise Davis, Vita and the Woolf, Warren Byron & the Fabled Canelands, and the Deeram Thomas Trio.
But you were probably wondering about the names that had been “yellowed” out.
That makes for a great festival right there. Today, we discover that they’ve added rockers Blackfoot Gypsies and also Daisy Helmuth.
How about UMPHREY’S MCGEE?
Oh, yes, indeed! Moontower is delighted to announce that UM will headline this year’s festival.
Stop thinking. Buy your tickets already!