Maverick acts to play sweet home Suffolk for eighth Americana festival in Easton
PUBLISHED: 11:36 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:36 05 February 2015
The sounds of the Deep South are coming to the east coast this summer as a celebration of Americana and roots music from both sides of the Atlantic returns to Suffolk.
The first acts announced for this year’s Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park, near Woodbridge, include Alabama’s own Hannah Aldridge, Lisa Mills and Debbie Bond.
All three singer-songwriters will perform on the Sweet Home Alabama stage when the three-day event celebrates its eighth year of assembling top transatlantic country, folk, bluegrass and blues musicians, between July 3 and 5.
Labelled one of the “friendliest and most sincere festivals in England” by The Daily Telegraph in 2012, the event will be held across five indoor and outdoor stages.
Other acts confirmed to appear include Minneapolis-based singer songwriter Chastity Brown, who will be familiar to fans of Later…with Jools Holland, on which she appeared last September, performing her single, Colorado.
Canadian singer-songwriters Miriam Jones and Amanda Rheaume also join the line-up, alongside New Orleans combo Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, UK banjo ace Dan Walsh and fellow picker, yodeller and band leader Curtis Eller, with his American Circus.
There will also be a screening of The Other Side of the Mirror, which documents Bob Dylan’s appearances at the Newport Folk Festival, including the notorious 1965 concert when the folk giant “went electric”.
Veteran producer Joe Boyd, who was responsible for the sound at the festival, will share his recollections and host a question and answer session.
More acts are set to be announced over the coming weeks for the Maverick Festival 2015, which features a camp site, bell tent meadow and tipi village, as well as showcasing a selection of local food and drink producers.
Visit maverickfestival.co.uk for the latest line-up and ticket offers.