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Old Settler's Music Festival

Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 10:00a
Camp Ben McCulloch Driftwood, TX

The schedule is set for the 2013 Old Settler’s Music Festival, featuring some of the world’s finest roots, bluegrass and Americana artists including Michael Franti, Del McCoury Band, Son Volt, Martin Sexton, Jerry Douglas and Carolina Chocolate Drops. The 26th annual festival is slated for Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, April 21, at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in the Texas Hill Country, just south of Austin on FM 1826.

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Performers at this Event
Del McCoury
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Among the most distinguished practitioners of traditional bluegrass, Del McCoury was the epitome of the "high lonesome sound" for over three decades. Born Delano Floyd McCoury, he was raised in Bakersville, North Carolina....
Michael Franti
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Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with his love for music, particularly old-school R&B, soul, and hip-hop....
Son Volt
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After touring in support of their 1993 masterpiece, Anodyne, the seminal alternative country band Uncle Tupelo split up over long-simmering creative differences between co-leaders Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy....
The Gourds
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The Gourds are a good-time, honky tonkin' band with enough quirk and underground appeal to justify the "alternative" tag in "alternative country-rock." Part of Austin's vibrant scene and popular performers at the city's national music showcase SXSW, the Gourds first gained the attention of the No Depression crowd with the drunken porch jam sound of their debut, Dem's Good Beeble, in 1997....
Steve Poltz
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Steve Poltz is an adult alternative-pop singer/songwriter who released his debut album, One Left Shoe, in the spring of 1998. Born in Canada but raised in San Diego, Poltz began his professional musical career as a member of the Rugburns, who toured throughout America during the early '90s, nurturing a small cult audience....
Terri Hendrix
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Singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She left home to attend Hardin-Simmons University in Abelene on vocal scholarship before transferring to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, where she continues to reside....
Bob Schneider
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Bob Schneider is a fixture on the Austin scene, having kicked around for years in various bands before embarking on a solo career in 1999. Born in Michigan and partially raised in Germany, he dropped out of the University of Texas at El Paso to front his first band, the funk and rap outfit Joe Rockhead....
Justin Townes Earle
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The son of maverick Texas songwriter Steve Earle (and carrying the middle name of his dad's mentor, Townes Van Zandt), Justin Townes Earle shares just a hint of his father's vocal style in his voice, and like the elder Earle, he writes his own songs, but aside from the fact that both Earles fall to the country side of the Mason-Dixon Line, there are probably far more differences in their musical approaches than there are similarities....
Elephant Revival
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Nederland Colorado neo-acoustic quintet Elephant Revival plays a unique blend of an emerging new musical genre called Transcendental Folk. The quintet can be seen delving into Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, psychedelic country, indie rock, powerful reggae grooves, 40s/50s jazz standards and an occasional hip-hop beat amongst other styles....
MilkDrive
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MilkDrive, the Austin alt-folk-progressive acoustic string band, has released their debut studio album, ROAD FROM HOME, produced in Nashville with Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Bob Dylan, Ralph Stanley)....
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
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The three full-time members of the string band known as the Carolina Chocolate Drops met in 2005 at the Black Banjo Gathering at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, drawn together by their mutual love of bluegrass, "jass," jug music, and prehistoric country and rock....
The Dunwells
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Formed in 2009 in Yorkshire, England, the Dunwells specialize in the kind of rootsy songwriting that also brings to mind the vocal harmonies of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Mumford and Sons....
Location & Nearby Info
Camp Ben McCulloch
18301 Fm 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
(512) 858-2084
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No nearby bars
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Feb. 28, 2008 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

Bob Schneider’s latest, “When the Sun Breaks Down on the Moon,” might not be the best place for a potential Schneider fan to start, but for the longtime fan, it’s a great departure from his everyday sound.

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Sept. 13, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

A lot of mediocre music is released under the moniker of Americana. Artists seem to have a habit of capturing the sound of the genre at the expense of songwriting, resulting in what amounts to boring background music.

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Jan. 5, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Joe Gross

The party line goes something like this: The Gourds should be, as Puffy and Mase once elegantly put it, bigger than the city lights down in Times Square.

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July 6, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

First listen: This record is a numbing bore. It wouldn’t be surprising that, after an industrial accident, a heavy machinery operator tested positive for traces of Son Volt in his system.

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(no rating) Nov. 15, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Patrick Caldwell

It’s always been a little difficult to get a bead on Son Volt, the alternative country band formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo by Jay Farrar in 1994. Partly that’s because Son Volt’s sound has covered every square inch of the territory of alt-country, from restrained folk ballads to juke joint rockers.

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