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Al Perkins to headline the first Leadenhall Market festival

March 17, 2010 Comments: 2
Leadenhall Market Americana Festival

Al Perkins, the triple Grammy-award winning guitarist formerly of Shiloh, The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Nash Ramblers, is to headline the first Leadenhall Market Americana Festival, taking place in July at the famous covered market near Liverpool Street station in London.

The lineup is heavy on East Nashville acts, including Elizabeth Cook and her husband Tim Carroll; Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, as well as Brace’s band Last Train Home; and Phil Lee. East Coast rocker Danny White, Nashville songstress Suzi Ragsdale and San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite are also on the bill, as well as Detroit rockabilly band The Orbitsuns and singer-songwriter Rod Picott, performing with fiddler Amanda Shires.

From this side of the pond the festival features rising stars Bex Marshall and Andrea Glass, as well as Brighton-based rockers Two Fingers of Firewater.
Former Hollywood actress Elizabeth McGovern, now a London-based singer-songwriter, is also booked to play, along with the duo The Nelson Brothers, who together with McGovern form the indie band Sadie and the Hotheads.

The main festival will take place on Saturday, July 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with tickets costing £20. All the acts will also be appearing at the market during the preceding week for free performances at lunchtime or in the early evening.

The event was originally to be called the No Mud Festival, but organisers discovered that another festival was using the name, so they took the decision to change it.

There is no website for the festival yet, but tickets are available from wegottickets.com or by calling 07771 768275.
 


No Mud americana 2011?

I was there Leadenhall 2010 at the Americana festival.
Is there gonna be one in 2011. Whats the date?

Whats it called ?

"The event was originally to be called the No Mud Festival, but organisers discovered that another festival was using the name, so they took the decision to change it."

Interesting as there is also a festival in Newark thats been running for some 30 years called 'Americana' ............

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