Missing Piece Group at AmericanaFest 2018


Elise Davis

On September 7, Elise Davis returns with Cactus, the follow up to her debut album The Token. The first single "Don't Bring Me Flowers" premiered with NPR Music, who said, "'Don't Bring Me Flowers' is downright buoyant, flirting with pop melodies and allowing more room for Davis to go big with her formidable voice." 


"Lone Wolf"


9/14 - 11:00 pm - The Local

9/15 - 4:00 pm - AmericanaRama at Grimey's

9/16 - Ascend Amphitheater - Woofstock




Ryan Culwell

On August 24, Ryan Culwell released his new album The Last American via Missing Piece Records. Wide Open Country called the album a "poignant masterpiece" and The Associated Press said, "Culwell’s talent is obvious throughout, and the timing feels right for a canon of intelligent, rough-edged songs about the frustration, the yearning, the turmoil and the stress of living at this complicated moment in America."


"Can You Hear Me"


9/14 - Midnight - The 5 Spot



Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe's latest album Sparrow was praised by The Wall Street Journal who raved, "Sparrow is Ashley Monroe’s most ambitious, startling and first-to-last engrossing album yet" while Pitchfork said, "The Nashville singer-songwriter looks backwards to move forward on an album that filters contemporary desires and sorrows through the timeless vernacular of country." Check out additional coverage of Ashley in GQ and on NPR's Morning Edition, and a performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.


"Hands On You"


9/14 - 10:00 pm - The Station Inn

9/16 - Ascend Amphitheater - Woofstock


John Craigie

Earlier this year, Portland, OR-based singer-songwriter John Craigie released two albums — his studio album Scarecrow, and his live album Opening for Steinbeck. Craigie truly has a unique live performance; between nearly each song of the set, there’s a "bit" he’s written that thematically leads into the next track. This moved Seattle alt weekly The Stranger to dub him "the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg."


LIVE: Opening for Steinbeck



9/14  - 9:00 pm - The Local


Kathy Mattea

On September 7, Kathy Mattea returns with her first album in over 6 years Pretty Bird via Thirty Tigers.

Rolling Stone recently called the album "one of the year’s most affecting LPs." 


"Mercy Now"


9/15 - 11:00 pm - The Station Inn 


9/13 - 9:30 am - Keeping It Real In The Hills: Representing Appalachia in Americana



Nashville quintet Birdtalker released their anticipated debut album One this past June. It's the group’s first full-length record following the unexpected success of their song “Heavy,” a streaming phenomenon which has amassed over 23 million streams on Spotify alone (and counting) entirely on its own, purely through listener discovery and no label support. NPR Music’s All Songs Considered called it “a beautiful record” while Rolling Stone raved “it’s infectious and sprightly."




9/13 - 11:30pm - ONE (located upstairs from Cannery Ballroom)


Hush Kids

A new collaboration comprised of Nashville mainstays Jill Andrews (The Everybodyfields) and Peter Groenwald (The Civil Wars, Andrew Belle, John Mayer), Hush Kids will release their self-titled debut album on October 26th. Both established solo artists, Jill and Peter grew to know each other during co-writing sessions arranged by their publishers to write songs for other people. Hush Kids was produced by Ian Fitchuk (of recent Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour acclaim) and was described by Billboard as "a songwriting blind date that paid off."


“Love Is A Made Up Word"


9/11 - 4:00 pm - Razor & Tie Showcase


Will Hoge

Nashville’s Will Hoge is gearing up to release his politically-charged new album My American Dream on October 5 on EDLO/Thirty Tigers. Rolling Stone Country has raved about Hoge and the two tracks that have been released thus far, "Thoughts & Prayers” and “Gilded Walls.” 


"Thoughts & Prayers"


9/11 - 12:00 pm - The Local

9/11 - 8:00 pm - Basement East

9/13 - 10:00 pm - 12th & Porter

9/15 - 4:00 pm - Michael Weintraub Photography Studio


9/12 - 4:00 pm Deportee’s Panel Discussion - The Westin


Cedric Burnside

Award-winning Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside will release his new album Benton County Relic on September 14 via Single Lock Records.

Afropunk raved about single “We Made It” saying “It’s a song about strength, resilience, and hope that shows there’s a lot of life left in the classic country blues sound.”  Billboard said “That sound on Benton County Relic...is spare, spacious and gritty but with a biting timeless flavor….”


"We Made It"


9/13 - 7:20 pm - The Filming Station

9/13 - 11:00 pm - Third Man Records


Phil Cook

Phil Cook’s latest release People Are My Drug is a collection of roots and gospel-infused songs written with a common message of community in each track. The album features many great voices in addition to Cook, including Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, Tamisha Waden (Foreign Exchange), Chastity Brown, Richmond VA's No BS! Brass Band and more. The album has been embraced by Rolling StoneStereogumUPROXX and many more. 


"Miles Away"


9/14 - 8:30 pm - The Anchor

9/15 - 1:00 pm - The Local - AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music,World Cafe & WMOT


Andrew Combs

Following up his critically lauded 3rd album Canyons of My Mind, Andrew Combs has just released 

5 Covers & A Song, which finds the indie folk singer songwriter reinterpreting songs by The Strokes, Radiohead, Loudon Wainwright, Blake Mills and Lucinda Williams, plus, as the time suggests, one new original, "Expectations."




9/14 - 9:00 pm - The Station Inn


The Band of Heathens

The Band of Heathens have announced an ambitious new album project: a re-envisioning of Ray Charles' 1972 album A Message From The People, in its entirety. The band chose to re-record the often forgotten album because of its moving commentary on social justice, abuse-of-power, and its vision for a stronger, more-unified America. Aptly titled A Message From The People Revisited, the album will be released on September 14th, and has earned acclaim from Rolling Stone Country  Wide Open CountryThe Boot, and more.


Hey Mister


9/14 - 8:00 pm - The Basement East

9/15 - 8:00 pm - 12th & Porter


The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will be releasing their new album Poor Until Payday on October 5th. A devotee of what he calls “front porch blues” since he was 12 years old, Rev is known for captivating audiences with his blazing finger-picking guitar skills. Wide Open Country says of the new record's title track, "The rowdy and joyous country-blues track is all about looking forward to cashing in and easing your mind, if only for a few days or one great night on the town.


Poor Until Payday


9/15 - 3:00 pm - The Local - AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music,World Cafe & WMOT

9/16 - Eighth Annual Gospel Brunch presented by Thirty Tigers - 10am - City Winery


For more information, please contact:

Joe Sivick (joe@missingpiecegroup.com)

Karen Wiessen (karen@missingpiecegroup.com)

John Hammond (john@missingpiecegroup.com)

Michael Krumper (michael@missingpiecegroup.com)

at Missing Piece Group (862) 234-0801

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