Johnson City Folk Festival Announces 2014 Complete Line-Up
The Johnson City Folk Festival is shaking up the Mountain Empire.
And Buffalo Mountain in Unicoi, Tennessee is slowly waking up, coming back to life and shaking its trees, rumbling deep and giving notice to this remarkable forest-shrouded Shangri La in the beautiful Buffalo Valley - and all the deer, bear, peacocks, rabbits, turtles and elves, sprites and hobbits within it's charmed boundaries - that September is coming.
Its that time of year when the best musicians, singers, writers, performers and artists from around the United States converge on the beautiful Buffalo Valley and make Buffalo Mountain the epicenter of The American Folk Music movement.
70 musical acts will make the beautiful Buffalo Valley, Buffalo Creek and Jacob's Holler resonate with guitars, voices, trios, harmonicas, cigar box guitars, stand-up bass rigs and anything that can make a sound.
Thursday, September 25th starts with The Judy Chops, a Charlottesville, VA favorite making their first appearance at The Festival, and include Time Sawyer and Johnson City Favorite Son Kryss Dula, a remarkable player and faculty member from local East Tennessee State University.
Additional highlights are the completely packed Pavilion Stage where singers, songwriters and musical iconoclasts hold forth on a seemingly never-ending line up from around the country - a standout is Lou Shields from Chicago who uses cigar-box guitars and skateboard stomp boxes to create magic - the magic that recently sent Muddy Roots Festival crowds into a tizzy in Warrdame, Belgium.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the MSG CycloCross riders will be riding the defined race trails through the mountain and holding a number of races throughout the morning. This is MotorCross on bicycles and it is fast, exciting and draws a race crowd dedicated to the sport and The Johnson City Folk Festival!