List of U.S. Roots Music Festivals 2016


JD McPherson at fayettevilleroots festival 2015 – photo Jim Jacob


Updated and Expanded!!

Over 130 Festivals Included

I have been planning annual odysseys to the USA from Australia for a few years now, with the major aim of attending as many roots music events as I can.

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Blues Music Awards 2016


Winners of the Blues Music Awards 2016 were announced at the Cook Convention Centre in downtown Memphis, Tennessee on May 5 2016.

The 2016 edition of the awards marks the 37th year that the ceremony has been held.  Buddy Guy, Victor Wainwright, Walter Trout, Otis Clay and Cedric Burnside were multiple award winners, with two each.

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Americana Playlist – May 2016

hayes carll lovers and leavers


Hayes Carll‘s new release Lovers and Leavers (Universal) is a follow-up to his highly-acclaimed KMAG YOYO (2011).  It has quickly risen to the top of the Americana Playlist Chart for the week of Monday May 2 2016.

In other exciting Americana news, the Americana Music Association will be announcing the nominees for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony this coming Wednesday May 11.  The Honors & Awards Ceremony will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN on September 21 2016, a key component of AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs from September 20 to 25 2016.

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BBC 2 Folk Awards 2016


The winners of this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have been announced at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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Americana Playlist – April 2016

Parker Millsap’s The Very Last Day is at number one on the Americana radio station playlist charts for the week of 4 April 2016.


parker millsap the very last day


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Americana Playlist – February 2016


Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi – photo Jim Jacob

Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Let Me Get By is at number one on the Americana radio station playlist charts for the week of 1 February 2016.


tedeschi trucks let me..


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I Wish

dusty springfield wishing


It’s New Year’s Eve as I write this (in Australia).

I am not making any resolutions for 2016.

Rather, I’m thinking of some modest improvements, rather than character renovations.  You is what you is, so they say.

Some aspirations might be in order (maybe improve me grammar, if the last sentence is any indication), but it would best be prudent to keep them to myself at least – one does not want to disappoint oneself, now does one?

Character flaws aside, when it comes to music dear avid reader, well, that’s another matter.  I am going to outline my music wishes for 2016,

for all to see…

for daws to peck at…

without fear…almost…

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