AmericanaFest Mission, September 11-16/2018, Nashville TN
by Lorena Kelly
September 11, 2018 in SaskMusic News
SaskMusic makes a return visit this week to Tennessee to participate in the 19th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference. Continuing with a series of successful collaborations with our colleagues at Manitoba Music, Alberta Music, and BreakOut West, we will present two showcase events intended for the Nashville music industry under the BreakOut West banner. We will also be attending networking events, representing the Saskatchewan music industry, and in particular our folk, roots and bluegrass artists to industry in attendance.
On Tuesday, September 11, we will host a private, invitational dinner for Music Row professionals, featuring artists from SK, MB and AB, including Regina’s Belle Plaine, Mariel Buckley (AB), and The Small Glories (MB). The second event, which is targeted to Americana delegates and music industry professionals, is the BreakOut West BBQ, on Thursday, September 13, featuring the same three artists.
Additionally, Colter Wall was invited for an official showcase by Americana organizers, and will perform on September 13; and Rosie & The Riveters will be performing in the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) - Canadian Blast showcase on September 15.
Public/Delegate Show Schedule:
Tuesday September 11
The American Legion Post 82: Belle Plaine, 5pm & 545pm (public show)
Thursday September 13:
BreakOut West BBQ, The Groove (East Nashville): Belle Plaine, Small Glories, Mariel Buckley
Station Inn: Colter Wall, official Americana showcase, 11:59pm
Saturday September 15:
INDO (Canadian Blast showcase), 632 Fogg St, 12-6pm: Rosie & the Riveters, 2:15pm
Event information: http://americanamusic.org.
Belle Plaine is a singer, songwriter, and an inventive, independent musician raised on the Canadian prairies near the hamlet of Fosston Saskatchewan – population: 45. The ingenuity, lonesome yearning and collaborative work ethic of country life infiltrates her songwriting, her sound and her methods. Belle’s album “Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath” (October 19, 2018) highlights her tremendous voice and songwriting abilities, and showcases her varied musical influences from Link Wray and the Everly Brothers, to Gillian Welch and Neko Case. The record was produced by Jason Plumb (Colter Wall, The Dead South).
Belle Plaine photo credit: Little Jack Films
Rosie and the Riveters photo credit: Joi Photography