Performers have been announced for this year’s Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival, East Tennessee’s rich musical tradition to honor the adventurous and pioneering spirit of the festival’s namesake Howard Armstrong.
“Each year, our goal is to present a group of performers that celebrate Howard’s creativity and LaFollette’s diverse musical legacy,” says longtime festival volunteer Chris Durman. “I think this year’s mix has the kind of variety that will please a lot of music fans.”
Performers on the festival’s two stages include: The Armstrong Legacy Trio featuring Howard’s son Ralphe and his collaborators Ray Kamalay and John Reynolds; Cajun band The Revelers; Campbell County family gospel group The Beelers; soul music legend John Myers and his band; Paris-meets-Argentina jazz band Kukuly & the Gypsy Fuego; old-time string band The Bearded; folk duo Sparky & Rhonda Rucker; a performance of Howard’s favorite songs and stories by the Carpetbag Singers; revered Campbell County bluegrass band The New River Boys; legendary banjo player Wade Hill and the Bluegrass Professionals Reunion Band; and a bluegrass and gospel reunion of The Muse Family led by Doris and Betty (Muse) Johnson.
The festival takes place September 27, 2014 at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, Tennessee.
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