As a passionate supporter of house concerts and singer songwriters everywhere, I headed over to Nashville last week to check out the incredible lineup that is AmericanaFest. More music than you can imagine was showcased in venues, large and small, modern and funky – in a really good way. What an amazing collection of music!  Here is a list of most of what I saw and heard; many of these we could arrange to have perform at your next house concert (*denotes house concert possibility).

Special shout out to Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, and Jeffrey Foucault, both former Rosecrest house concert performers – they each put on incredible shows and are rising high!  Get them while you still can.

Shakey Graves
Lucinda Williams
Rhiannon Giddens (wow!!)
Lee Ann Womack
Jason Isbell
The Mavericks
Nikki Lane (I’m a new fan!)
Doug Seegers (fantastic)
Steve Earle
Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings (amazing show)
Los Lobos
Buddy Miller
Patty Griffin
T Sisters*
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line*
Jeffrey Foucault*
Sessions Americana*
Caroline Spence*
Caitlin Canty*
Tift Merritt
Loretta Lynn