2012 Muddy Roots Festival Official Performance Schedule

May 25, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  45 Comments

The Muddy Roots 2012 Schedule has been changed and updated. For the latest Schedule check out the 2012 Muddy Roots Field Guide.

Saving Country Music is pleased to bring you the official performance schedule for the Muddy Roots Festival 2012 in Cookeville, TN Aug. 31st-Sep. 2nd. It includes a whopping 10 new additions from the previously-released lineup, including Grand Ole Opry icon and Country Music Hall of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens, and Texas country music legend James “Slim” Hand. Along with California country godfather Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers & Rose, and two great blues legends Robert “Wolfman” Belfour and L.C. Ulmer, Muddy Roots has the roots covered. Muddy Roots will have an unprecedented 5 artists perform who are in their 90′s!

The lineup additions also include two former members of the .357 String Band, Derek Dunn and Joe Huber, and musician/photographer/videographer Joshua Black Wilkins. And once again there will be a car show thrown by the Voodoo Kings, burlesque shows and a pinup pageant.

There will also be a STAGE 3 that will be a open mic setup where artists and bands can perform as well.

Please Note: Dates, times, and performers are subject to change. There has been more space built in-between performances from last year to reduce the amount of performance overlap.

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Lineup Additions:

  • Little Jimmy Dickens
  • James “Slim” Hand
  • Don Maddox of Maddox Brothers & Rose
  • Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
  • L.C. Ulmer
  • Joshua Black Wilkins
  • Derek Dunn
  • Joe Huber
  • Lone Wolf OMB
  • Kara Clark

2012 Muddy Roots Schedule

Friday Aug. 31st

Stage 1

  • 4:00 – Hardin Draw
  • 5:00 – Owen Mays
  • 6:00 – J.B. Beverly & the Wayward Drifters
  • 7:00 –  Don Maddox
  • 8:00 – Little Jimmy Dickens
  • 9:00 – Dale Watson
  • 10:30 – Wayne Hancock
  • 12:00 – James “Slim” Hand

Stage 2

  • 2:30 – Johnny Foodstamp
  • 3:30 – Filthy Still
  • 4:30 – Lone Wolf OMB
  • 5:30 – Husky Burnette
  • 6:30 – Cashman
  • 7:30 – Hooten Hollers
  • 8:30 – James Leg
  • 9:30 – Bianca 13′s House of the Rising Sun  Burlesque
  • 11:00 – Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
  • 12:30 AM – Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band
  • 1:30 AM – Viva Le Vox

Saturday Sep. 1st

Stage 1

  • 11:30 AM – Peewee Moore
  • 12:30 – Slim Chance & The Can’t Hardly Playboys
  • 1:30 – Valerie June
  • 2:30 – Sean Wheeler y Zander Schloss
  • 3:30 – Rockin’ Kitty Pinup Pageant
  • 4:30 – Last False Hope
  • 5:30 – James Hunnicutt
  • 6:30 – Calamity Cubes
  • 7:30 – Joe Buck Yourself
  • 8:30 – Goddamn Gallows
  • 9:30 – ANTiSEEN
  • 10:30 – Hillbilly Casino
  • 12:00 AM – Reverend Horton Heat

Stage 2

  • 11:15 AM – Hushed & Guilty
  • 12:00 – Cutthroat Shamrock
  • 1:00 -  Pearls Mahone
  • 2:00 – Joe Huber
  • 3:00 – Dad Horse Experience
  • 4:00 – Kara Clark
  • 5:00 – Hellfire Revival
  • 6:00 – Left Lane Cruiser
  • 7:00 – Immortal Lee County Killers
  • 8:00 – L.C. Ulmer
  • 9:15 – Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
  • 10:15 – Possessed By Paul James
  • 11:30 – T-Model Ford
  • 12:15 AM – Kittie Katrina w/ Syrens of the South
  • 1:00 AM – Restavrant

Sunday Sep. 2nd

Stage 1

  • 11:00 AM – DJ Vintage Rockabilly- Muddy Roots
  • 11:30 AM – Voodoo Kings Car Show
  • 12:15 –  Reverend Deadeye
  • 1:15 -  Rachel Brooke
  • 2:15 – The Defibulators
  • 3:30 – Pinebox Boys
  • 4:30 – The Defibulators
  • 5:00 – Soda Gardocki
  • 6:15 – Tom VandenAvond
  • 7:15 – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  • 8:30 – Joshua Black Wilkins
  • 9:30 – Dr. Ralph Stanley
  • 11:00 – O’Death
  • 12:00 AM – Legendary Shack Shakers

Stage 2

  • 10:00 AM – Sunday Services
  • 10:15 AM – DJ  Gospel Country
  • 11:00 AM – Everymen
  • 12:00 – Camptown Ladies
  • 1:00 -  Derek Dunn
  • 2:00 – Sarah Gayle Meech
  • 3:00 – Atomic Duo
  • 4:00 – McDougall
  • 5:30 – Pine Hill Haints
  • 6:30 – The Dirt Daubers
  • 8:00 – Special Guest
  • 9:00 – Molly Gene Whoaman Band
  • 10:15 – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
  • 11:30 – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

45 Comments to “2012 Muddy Roots Festival Official Performance Schedule”

  • HOLY SHIT! Minus James Hunnicutt, Satge 1 from 4:30 on Saturday will be a rowdy fucking time!!! Hell yeah Jason!

  • James Hand.

    • James Hunnicutt at 4:30 Stage 1 Sunday indeed. Copy and paste error ;)

      • umm.. scratch that. copy and paste error on Defibs

        • So, Last False Hope at 5:30 to start the “wild” stage? haha. we will be good brother, I promise!

          • Keeping all the wild ones out in the open indeed. Have at it boys! That way I don’t have to worry about a pit under a tent.

          • Can I get an exact address for the venue?

          • June Bug Ranch
            115 Waterloo Rd.
            Cookeville, TN 38506

    • Absolutely brother! Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, and James Hand one after the other! The whole festival is gonna be great. But that right there is like Country Music Nirvana. One for the history books. Probably never before and never again. Like a religious experience man!

  • That would make 3 former .357 stringband members! This lineup is like flippin thru my music library.

  • just start preying to the deity of your choice that the rain stays away, or is at least reasonable! pretty sure the mud in the pit was a class 4 biohazard by the time the Gallows got on sunday night last year!

    Looks good!

  • robert belfour!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looking forward to that :D

  • You guys kicked up the legends a notch this year……LC Ulmer, Robert Belfour, Jimmy Dickens, James Hand, Dale Watson, Ralph Stanley, Don Maddox,………holy shit.

  • Happier than a pig in shit to be on the bill. So happy in fact that I don’t even care that you spelled my name wrong… :)

  • who could the special guest be in the 8oclock spot?


      • Lol! I’d be taking odds on whether they made it out alive.

    • My vote is biram,3, hellbound glory, or someone like Merle or coe

      • .357 reunion?

    • Hologram of Jimmie Rodgers!

  • Damn that’s a hell of a lineup!!!! Love the new additions.

  • YAAAAAAY! I can’t wait!

  • Wow! Early bird tickets are already sold out!. What’s the capacity and what type of vendors will be there as far as food and drink? BYOB or what?

    • Tons of food vendors on site, and good food, not just corn dogs. You can bring your own booze, and there’s cheap booze at the on-site bar as well. It’s in a huge field, with a ridge in the middle with all the stages and vendors, and woods around the fringes for camping. No capacity limits. Free camping and showers. And Sherpas to carry you to and fro and buxom goddesses to serve you libations.

      • Perfect. I am gonna have to make this happen. 4 1/2 hour bike ride from upstate S.C. Across the Blue Ridge and The Smokies. Put the tour pack on my dresser that will fit my pup tent and clothes. One saddle bag for sundries and the other for beer, ice, and a 750 ml of Jose. Now all I have to do is get some guys together and make a run of it. Can’t fuck’in wait!!

  • James Hand, sheesh. Now I wanna go… too old for this stuff, though. I wouldn’t want everyone else to suffer through my crankiness. Ya’ll have fun!

    • There are 92 year olds performing… You can make it!

      • Zackly’s

  • I’m wondering if I’d be able to get around this thing in a wheelchair, I’d love to be able to go but I’m worried about the practical issues involved…

    • Last year a friend of mine was out there in a wheelchair and did just fine. Once you’re up on the ridge of the site where all the stages and vendors are, it is all flat and easy access everywhere, and I’m sure they’ll make special accommodations for parking. They also had wheelchair-accessible facilities.

  • The only adjustment that needs to be made is have Jayke wait to go on until James Hand is done. Then all will be perfect.

    • All will be perfect! Thinking bout baking some brownies. Anyone?

  • I cant wait til James Hand blesses the Tennessee skies with his sound…..

    • Me either… I’ve been waiting to see him for the second time for six years. I couldn’t be happier seeing him on the bill, and I assume you had more than a little to do with HBHQ, so thanks a million! And thanks a million to Jason! Anthony, and Triggerman…. Speaking from experience, there is absolutely no where else on the face of the planet I would rather be than the June Bug Ranch for those three days. See you there!

      And as a public service to anyone who’s read this far but is still on the fence – stop thinking about it, and just go. You’ll be glad you did.

      • How rowdy will the crowd be? As a single female that is something I take in to consideration. I have emailed some of my friends to see if they would be up to going.

        • I wouldn’t characterize it as a “rowdy” crowd. I think that term came up in connection with some of the bands that will probably have mosh pits form in from of the stage when they’re playing, which is only going to be some of the performers. Last year, we almost brought a tent down because of it. So they’re putting those bands outside this year. I think you should feel perfectly safe being there, and if you’re not, I and many others I’m sure will make it their priority to take the unsafe elements and show them the exit.

          • Thanks I really want to go to it.

          • Oh no, the crowd isn’t bad, in fact, everyone is respectful. The metal or punk crowd just likes to have fun for the heavier bands. The only two instances from last year I can remember where a pit formed was for the Gallows and Last False Hope (and like 3 drunk idiots during Bob Wayne’s set), where, in both situations, I stood only 20 feet from the stage and was in fine shape. The folks involved are usually aware of those of us that do not want to be involved and would rather watch the music. It isnt like going to a Slayer concert where the entire crowd is moshing, it is a respectful and fun time. I even saw some folks pouring beer into the singers mouth of Last False Hope. Everyone just had fun in their own kind of ways, and that is what makes this fest unique and fun! And, it does seem, every heavier band is on the big stage this year. the above mentioned, plus ANTiSEEN and Rev Horton Heat are the only bands that even get th crowd the pumped up. You have no worries.

          • Speaking of shows under a tent. One bluegrass festival I went to it rained out the stage. So Del McCoury and Marty Stuart just moved their show under a big tent and jammed together for nearly two hours. . It was neat just them and their instruments no mikes etc

  • Wow I just email my friends to see if they would be up to going with me. I bet it gets rowdy as hell.

    • Last year was amazing! Not crazy at all its a great event. You will have the time of your life!!!

  • G’day

    The final line up is amazing we are coming from Australia for the festival now to see James Hand & Little jimmy Dickens is bonus bonus can’t wait see ya there

  • The Muddy Roots crew has done an amazing job of building this thing and picking great music. Now I gotta do my part and make it there!

  • Is muddy roots kid friendly??

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