On April 14 – 17, sunny string bands and singer/songwriters will flock to the Salt Lick Pavillion in Driftwood, Texas for The Old Settler’s Music Festival. This week, the festival announced a portion of the artists performing there next year. In addition to headliners Jerry Douglas and The Del McCoury Band, next year’s lineup features a slew of Austin-area musicians. Wimberley’s Sarah Jarosz, winner of Old Settler’s first ever Youth Talent Competition, will return to the festival to perform songs from her Grammy-nominated album. KUTX’s August artist of the month, David Ramirez, will also play during the fest.
Shinyribs will once again charm music lovers with his smoky vocals and quirky sense of humor. Last year, KUTX recorded his ukelele cover of ZZ Top’s “Heard it on the X” in the picturesque field at Old Settler’s.
Hayes Carll also graces the 2016 lineup. This Houston-area singer/songwriter stopped by Studio 1A in June to perform “Love is Easy.”
The Suffers will spin their energetic soul arrangements at the Salt Lick Pavillion, too. KUTX caught up with them during this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival and recorded their acoustic rendition of “Stay.”
Completing the musical spread are The Wood Brothers, The Jay Farrar Trio, Della Mae, Green River Ordinance, and The Hillbenders’ bluegrass version of The Who’s Tommy. Like always, KUTX will be backstage to capture intimate performances and interviews.