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MerleFestMerleFest Americana Music Celebration

April 29-May 2, 2010
April 23-26, 2009
April 24-27, 2008
April 26-29, 2007
April 27-30, 2006
Wilkesboro, NC

A fixture on the world’s folk and bluegrass calendar, MerleFest presents a group of artists whose music defines the widest parameters of Americana music. We captured the festival’s spirit for five of its strongest years.

Started as a memorial to Merle Watson, the festival lineup spans multiple generations, bringing together living musical treasures and their offspring’s offspring. Now, MerleFest veterans remember Doc, Merle, and Merle’s son Richard who toured with Doc during the last years of their lives.

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 recording by Frank Martin, SE Systems
Mixes by James Tuttle, Matt Sandoski and Jason McDaniel; mastering by David Glasser, all at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO
2006, 2007, 2008 fest photos by Leila Pratt Jackson, Gnu Moon Graphics
ARTIST DATE
20th MerleFest Kick-Off Jam 04/26/07
21st MerleFest Welcome Home Jams 04/25/08
22nd MerleFest Welcome Home Jam 04/24/09
Anne & Pete Sibley 04/23/09
Anne & Pete Sibley 05/01/10
The Avett Brothers 04/27/06
Bearfoot 04/27/08
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet 04/26/09
The Belleville Outfit 04/29/10
Brave Combo 04/30/10
Carolina Chocolate Drops 04/27/07
Carolina Chocolate Drops with Joe Thompson and Bob Carlin 04/25/08
David Bromberg Quartet 04/29/06
David Bromberg Quartet 04/25/09
Dehlia Low 05/02/10
Dixie Bee-Liners 04/24/09
Doc Watson and the Nashville Bluegrass Band 04/30/06
Doc Watson, David Holt, Richard Watson 04/29/06
Docabilly 04/26/08
Docabilly 04/25/09
Docabilly 05/01/10
The Duhks 04/24/09
Feufollet 04/27/06
Gospel Jubilators 04/29/07
Harry Manx 04/30/10
Hillside Album Hour with the Waybacks and Friends: Abbey Road 05/01/10
Hillside Album Hour with the Waybacks and John Cowan and Friends: Led Zeppelin II 04/26/08
Hot Tuna 04/28/06
Hot Tuna 04/29/06
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason 04/30/06
Jim Lauderdale 04/26/08
Jim Lauderdale & His Bluegrass Band 04/27/06
Jim Lauderdale, Jack Lawrence and Tony Williamson 04/25/09
John Cowan Band 04/29/06
John Cowan Band 04/26/07
Jorma Kaukonen and Friends 04/26/08
Laura Love Band 04/27/06
Laurelyn Dossett and Friends present Appalachian Music 05/02/10
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands 04/24/08
Levon Helm Band MerleFest Ramble 04/26/08
Lovell Sisters 04/27/07
The Mammals 04/29/06
MerleFest 2010 Live for the Bluegrass Trust Fund: Volume 1 – Roots 05/02/10
MerleFest 2010 Live for the Bluegrass Trust Fund: Volume 2 – Rocks 05/02/10
MerleFest 2010 Live for the Bluegrass Trust Fund: Volume 3 – Folks 05/02/10
MerleFest 20th Homecoming Jam 04/28/07
MerleFest Cabin Fever 2007 04/27/07
Mike Seeger 04/28/06
My Friend Merle (feat. Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Joe Smothers, David Holt, T. Michael Coleman, Cliff Miller, Mitch Greenhill) 04/25/09
New Generation Jam 2007 04/28/07
New Generation Jam 2008 04/26/08
Ollabelle 04/26/08
Pat Donohue 04/25/09
Pete and Joan Wernick 04/29/06
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys 04/25/08
Rayna Gellert and Friends 04/28/07
Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway Tribute to Woody Guthrie 04/29/06
Robinella 04/27/07
Scythian 04/25/09
Scythian 05/02/10
Tish Hinojosa 04/24/08
The Tony Williamson Band 05/01/10
The Waifs 04/25/08
The Waybacks 04/26/07
The Waybacks with Special Guests 04/24/09
Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little 04/24/09
The Wilders 04/28/06
The Wilders 04/24/08