While the earliest editions of the fest were two-night affairs at Albany’s Red Square, the Roots Music Festival was boiled down to one night four years ago when it first re-located to a larger venue, The Linda.
In addition to festival organizers Red Haired Strangers, the fest will also feature a national act for the first time – the Rhode Island-based Brown Bird, featuring David Lamb and MorganEve Swain. The duo will be previewing selections from their upcoming album, Fits of Reason, slated for release on Tuesday, April 2.
Rounding out the festivities for Roots Music Festival IV are gospel group James Edmond’s Heavenly Echoes, historical Americana duo Lost Radio Rounders & Friends and break-out singer-songwriter Olivia Quillo.
Tickets are $15, and as usual, all proceeds from the fest will benefit Pastor Charlie’s J.C. Club, which helps feed inner city children in Albany.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Snoe.down @ Killington Ski Resort, Killington & Rutland, 3/21-24/13
Knickerbocker Film Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/2-4/13
Move Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/26-27/13
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/6-9/13
A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/13-15/13
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, 6/15-16/13
Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/28-30/13
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs, 6/29-30/13
The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Clavarack, 8/8-10/13