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Suwannee Springfest is in Swing, and BareFoot's Jim Is There!

  03/27/10 17:18, by , Categories: Festivals and Events, BareFoot Fotogs, Jim Messer , Tags: americana, barefootmusicnews, bfmn, bluegrass, cajun celtic, dan grigor, florida, grassroots, jim messer, music, rhythm _ blues, singer_songwriter, suwannee springfest

The 14th annual festival of Americana, folk, country and bluegrass music, Suwannee Springfest, is in swing until the 28th at the scenic campground, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in Live Oak, Florida.

Springfest is sister to the fall’s Magfest (scheduled this year for October 21-24), also organized by Randy and Beth Judy. They claim to offer “Guaranteed 100% Pure Organic Americana Music.”

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As they put it on the official site: “The best description of the music we emphasize is Americana or Grassroots, which includes a flavorful, rich blend of new & traditional folk, bluegrass, newgrass, roots rock, alternative country, singer/songwriter, rhythm & blues, Cajun, and Celtic music plus a few things that defy description.”

This year the outstanding lineup includes: Robert Earl Keene, Jim Lauderdale, Donna the Buffalo, Turtle Duhks, Belleville Outfit, Scythian, Tammerlin, Peter Rowan, Leftover Salmon, Jonathan Edwards, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ruthie Foster, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Joe Craven, Roy Book Binder, 18 South, Tornado Rider, Steel Drivers, Bryn Davies, Jessica Havey, Dread Clampitt, Mosier Brothers with David Blackmon, Gatorbone Trio, Quarter Moon, Willie Mae, Doug Spears, Grant Peeples & the New 76ers, Sloppy Joe, Lyndsey Pruett, Matt Grondin, Tom Nelly, Sue Cunningham, Suwannee Muzik Mafia, Habanero Honeys with Annie Wenz, Marie Nofsinger, & Cathy Lee and Tallahassee Youth Fiddlers with Mickey Abraham.

All four days of the festival will be held “rain or shine, war or peace.”

Nearly 100 individual performances & workshops are scheduled on the festival’s five stages. BareFootMusicNews‘ contributing photojournalist Jim Messer is on the scene! Watch these pages for more information and, if we’re lucky, some of Jim’s wonderful photos!

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