As reported in The Air Strange the River Roots Live Festival has announced their first round of acts to play in their yearly festival which takes place September 22-23, 2006 at LeClaire Park in Davenport, IA. River Roots Live is one of a number of events put on by the River Music Experience which is one of seven components of Davenport, Iowa’s, River Renaissance, which is in partnership with Iowa’s “Vision Iowa” program. Typically, Vision Iowa monies are used to rebuild areas of Iowa cities and build attractions like casinos and museums. I have to admit that this is a unique and cool use of those monies. The inital lineup for this year’s festival is very impressive and includes (so far):
All of this for only $35! Your Iowa Tax Dollars at work! This will be the second time I’ve seen Calexico this year (review to come). I love the Alejandro Escovedo album, and his live shows are typically great. Although, I’m just about as excited to see Bo Ramsey solo as anything else! He’s been playing a supporting role with Greg Brown and Pieta Brown for the last couple of years in addition to his production work. He’ll be playing songs from his upcoming “Stranger Blues” album, likely. More news as I get it on this show.