Kesha has been named as a performer at a special two-day Bob Dylan tribute event organized by The Best Fest.
This Dylan Fest falls on the iconic musician's 75th birthday and could be Kesha's first perfromance since her legal troubles with Dr. ( We recently learned that Kesha would make an appearance at Coachella 2016, but a performance during the festival was not confirmed, we do have news of the singer's return to the stage after her very public and emotional legal battle against producer Dr. Dylan Fest, a two-day concert full of Bob Dylan tribute performances organized by The Best Fest, has revealed its lineup, with Kesha on the list!
Dixie Gamble worked in the Nashville music business from 1975-1990 as a manager, producer and president of Elektra Asylum Music publishing working with diverse artists such as Pam Tillis, Reba Mc Entire and The Whites.
Since officially leaving the music business she has become an acclaimed filmmaker, author and activist.
“Celebrating the living legacy of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with an amazing line-up is a lot of fun,” says Best Fest founder Austin Scaggs.
“But raising money for Refuge Foundation, and doing our part to help support and nurture a new wave of musicians and artists makes this all worthwhile.” As always, the Best Fest’s acclaimed house band, The Cabin Down Below Band, will host a prodigious cast of musicians, with confirmed artists including Jakob Dylan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant, Dhani Harrison, Cameron Avery of Tame Impala, Lissie, Summer Moon featuring Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, Nikki Lane, Brett Dennen, The Pierces, Cory Chisel, Jonathan Tyler, The Shelters, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Elvis Perkins, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Adriel Denae, J-Council and many more surprise guests. The Best Fest is proud to begin its partnership with Refuge Foundation for the Arts, which was founded in response to the lack of resources available to artists today, and honored to support their mission: “Helping Artists Create.” “Refuge Foundation is a way for musicians and artists to take care of our own,” says Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Cory Chisel, who created the Refuge Foundation with his partner, Adriel Denae.
We’d like for you to contribute your stories and memoirs as well. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus, Ohio on May 2 an includes a stop at the annual New Orleans Jazzfest.
Tell us about that time you stumbled off Bourbon Street and into the Hall and saw Billie & Dede Pierce in 1963. Joining the group for the entire tour will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a New Orleans favorite whose ranks were deeply affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
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” “Refuge Foundation and The Best Fest are a natural fit,” says Scaggs.
the composer of “Tobacco Road,” “Abilene,” “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” “Waterloo,” “Indian Reservation,” and “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” are Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and renowned guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson.
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The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.Or maybe that time when the Preservation Hall Band played in your hometown. While the group's namesake venue was relatively unscathed, in the wake of the storm -- and even four-and-a-half years later-- many of the musicians have been displaced and cannot find work or paying gigs.