With the Green River Festival returning August 27-29, we're going to highlight some of the lesser known artists playing that we're most excited to see. The bottom of the poster at any festival contains some gems you don't want to miss, and especially so this year at Green River!
When we first discovered Sierra Ferrell late last year, we only had two songs and desperately craved more. Her blend of classic country with a little humor and plenty of joy mixed with jazz and a groovy 60's vibe is basically exactly what we want. Then she released covers of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Jingle Bell Rock" and we were hooked completely. Since then we've been devouring everything she releases, from covers to a guest appearance on a song from Melissa Carper, to finally new original songs. Her tour dates have been exclusively on days that didn't work for me, but luckily she's performing next weekend at the Green River Festival. Ferrell just seems like the kind of artist that needs to be seen live. Based solely on YouTube videos, she seems like no one is having more fun at her shows than she is, and isn't that what we all need right now?
Sierra Ferrell is playing at 4:10 on Sunday at the Dean's Beans Stage. Friday and Saturday are sold out, but you can still get tickets for Sunday (which also includes Ani Difranco and Drive-By Truckers) here. Sierra Ferrell's brand new album, Long Time Coming) is out today via Rounder Records. You can order your copy here.