Festival Fever: Roots Music Festival IV @ The Linda, 3/23/13

Brown Bird (left) and Red Haired Strangers
Brown Bird (left) and Red Haired Strangers

The Roots Music Festival is coming back once again at WAMC-FM’s The Linda at 8pm on Saturday, March 23.

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.

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