Stagecoach Music Festival

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The slogan for the Stagecoach Music Festival is “California’s Country Music Festival” but before you turn off your ears to start telling me that the only genre of music you don’t listen to is country, take a minute to think about what it means to be country in the twenty-first century. With genres blending here and there, country today has a face which is far more than just boots, twang and sad old rhymes. There’s alt-country music and pop country and progressive country; there’s country that speaks about vengeful love and country that takes on the socio-political issues of the day. And let’s face it, with tight jeans on both genders, country’s got some of the hottest live stuff in the business. So consider checking out Stagecoach before you write off a whole genre of music.

2007 Stagecoach Music Festival Lineup:


• Abigail Washburn with the Sparrow Quartet Featuring Ben Sollee, Casey Driessen and Bela Fleck
• Alan Jackson
• Alejandro Escovedo
• Baxter Black
• Brooks and Dunn
• Carolyn Dawn Johnson
• Chris Hillman and Herb Peterson
• Cowboy Celtic
• Cowboy Nation
• David Serby
• Don Edwards
• Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
• Drive By Truckers
• Earl Scruggs
• Emmylou Harris
• Eric Church
• Garrison Keillor
• Gary Allan
• George Strait
• Grascals
• Jamie O’Neal
• Jason Aldean
• Jason Michael Carroll
• John Cowan Band
• Junior Brown
• Kenny Chesney
• Kris Kristofferson
• Lucinda Williams
• Marty Stuart
• Miranda Lambert
Neko Case
• Nickel Creek
• Old 97′s
• Old School Freight Train
• Pat Green
• Railbenders
• Ramblin Jack Elliott
• Raul Malo
• Red Steagall
• Richie Furay
• Ricky Skaggs
• Riders In The Sky
• Robert Earl Keen
• Roger Alan Wade
• Sara Evans
• Sons of the San Joaquin
• Sugarland
• The Del McCoury Band
• The Flatlanders featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock
• Waddie Mitchell
• Wille Nelson
• Yonder Mountain String Band

Stagecoach Music Festival 2007 happens May 5th and 6th at Empire Polo Field in California. Get more information on the website.

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