Charlie Louvin, Bob Wayne, Lucky, More to Muddy Roots

The Muddy Roots Festival happening this September 3rd & 4th in Cookeville, TN has just announced a new slew of names to their lineup, and they might be just as impressive as the initial list. Marquee names for me were the country music throwback and hillbilly royalty blood of Lucky Tubb and his Modern Day Troubadours and the Outlaw Carnie Bob Wayne (who you can now stream his latest record from in its entirety for a Facebook request).

But the one name that makes me awe struck, and humbled, and proud to see on this list, is Country Music Hall of Famer, Charlie Louvin. It made me appreciate the gravity of everything going on here, whether it is Muddy Roots, or the various discussions that transpire on Saving Country Music. What we are fighting for is the preservation of the old while forging the new,  and having him on board just adds a layer of legitimacy and importance to the whole thing. I’m getting shivers right now thinking of a Hall of Famer and a Grand Ole Opry legend walking out on that Muddy Roots stage to a standing ovation of a generation that makes it an imperative to remember the contributions of a man like Charlie.

The rest of the additions can be seen below, but I also want to alert everyone that the biggest headliner of Muddy Roots 2011 has yet to be announced, and will not be announced for quite some time. And all I can say boys and girls, is that if you have any ability to be there in September, it will be worth your time. When I heard who it was, I had to take out a spatula to scrape my jaw off the floor. If you’re worried that this lineup is a little too this, or a little too that for your taste and wish there was another big name to help seal the deal, this will be it, trust me.

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New Names Added to Muddy Roots:

  • Charlie Louvin – JUST ADDED DESPITE HEALTH!
  • Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadors
  • Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies
  • Whiskey Folk Ramblers
  • James Hunnicutt
  • Viva Le Vox
  • Hellfire Revival
  • Slim Chance and the Can’t Hardly Playboys
  • Derek Hoke
  • Joshua Black Wilkins
  • Cashman
  • Black Jake and the Carnies
  • Ronnie Hymes
  • The Dirt Scab Band
  • The Spinderellas -Hula Hoop act
  • Thomas Maupin (Champion buck dancer) and Daniel Rothwell
  • Burlesque Le Moustache
  • Hans Condor
  • The Krank Daddies
  • Sasquatch & The Sick-A-Billies

And there is also talk of having a screening of the movie The Folksinger as well!

Rest of the Lineup:

  • Wayne Hancock
  • Possessed By Paul James
  • Hellbound Glory
  • Goddamn Gallows
  • Left Lane Cruiser
  • Calamity Cubes
  • O’Death
  • Cutthroat Shamrock
  • McDougall
  • Soda
  • Ten Foot Pole Cats
  • Porter Hall Tennessee
  • Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band
  • Rachel Brooke
  • The Perreze Farm
  • JB Beverley & The Wayward Drifters
  • Owen Mays
  • Scissormen
  • Rev Deadeye
  • Mark Porkchop Holder
  • Slackeye Slim
  • Highlonesome
  • Last False Hope
  • Cletus Got Shot
  • Hillbilly Casino
  • Hellbillies
  • Smokestack
  • Foothill Fury