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Young, Gifted & Americana

By Jim Caligiuri, April 19, 2013, Music

Della Mae

Thu., 6pm, Campground stage; Fri., 4:30pm, Bluebonnet stage

These five ladies from the Boston area balance stunning bluegrass chops with singer-songwriter tenderness. Their Rounder Records debut comes out May 28.


Fri., 6pm, Bluebonnet stage

Self-described as a "Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie" band from Shreveport, La., Dirtfoot takes eclectic to a butt-shaking extreme.

Elephant Revival

Sat., 1:10pm, Hill Country stage; Sun., 12:15pm, Campground stage

Five gypsies from Nederland, Colo., blend folk-pop,, and a heightened social progressiveness into a kicked-up hippie gumbo.

Casey Driessen

Sat., 1:30pm, Bluebonnet stage

Best known as sideman for Béla Fleck and Steve Earle, Driessen performs solo with electronics and takes the fiddle to unconventional yet sublime spaces.

The Dunwells

Sat., 2:30pm, Hill Country stage

From Leeds, England, and signed to local imprint Playing in Traffic, the Dunwells bring startling five-part harmonies while balancing acoustic and electric brands of pop, folk, and bluegrass.

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