Win tix to the No Depression Festival

No Depression has long been the place to get the inside scoop on the best Americana, roots and alt-country folks to watch – and we’re pleased as punch that they’ve put all that know how into a full on festival of fabulous artists. The first ever No Depression Festival is set for Saturday, July 11th at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

They’ve scored a stellar line up and you certainly don’t want to miss: Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, a Seattle roots-music all-star revue, and Zee Avi.

And we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky imaginary reader! Enter to win a pair of tickets by emailing us at tig @ threeimaginarygirls.com with “NoDep” in the subject line sometime prior to Friday, July 3 at 9am. Please include your mailing address so that we can put the tickets in the mail asap!

Whet your palate – here’s the day’s schedule:

8:45 – 9:45 (60) – Gillian Welch
8:25 – 8:45 (20) – break
7:25 – 8:25 (60) – Iron & Wine
7:05 – 7:25 (20) – break
6:05 – 7:05 (60) – Patterson Hood & The Screwtopians (2/3 of Drive-By Truckers)
5:45 – 6:05 (20) – break
5:00 – 5:45 (45) – Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
4:45 – 5:00 (15) – break
4:00 – 4:45 (45) – Justin Townes Earle
3:45 – 4:00 (15) – break
3:00 – 3:45 (45) – Jessica Lea Mayfield
2:45 – 3:00 (15) – break
2:00 – 2:45 (45) – No Depression All Star Revue (feat. Star Anna, Sera Cahoone, Maldives, Ian Moore, Zoe Muth, Mark Pickerel, Kristen Ward & more)
1:45 – 2:00 (15) – break
1:00 – 1:45 (45) – Zee Avi

 

And the person I’m most excited for… Justin Townes Earle! I saw him at SXSW a couple years ago and he conquered my heart with his straightforward old time country:

He somehow bridged the gap to sweet talk country, rockabilly, and alternative folks with uninhibited vintage twangs and a Johnny Cash swagger. I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so taken with this gem (in a dark suit no less) of American Roots music who can sing coy-’cause-it’s-country lines like “Your biscuit is big enough for me.”

 

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