So activity has picked up on the NFF page, they stated that the lineup rollout will begin early February, and last year the first artist was announced on Feb 1. I would not be surprised if the lineup starts dropping on Monday. Might be worth gearing up for the daily NFF Facebook/website check.
Shakey has a huge year ahead of him, with a live compilation album planned for this spring, a new studio album out in late 2014, and a string of festival bookings including Hangout, Sasquatch!, Newport Folk, Stagecoach, Firefly, Telluride Blues & Brews and more TBA.
EDIT: I emailed Newport Folk earlier today saying that I'd love to write the intro for Shakey if he was on the lineup (they've been asking fans to write band intros)
Been stalking for days now... with the invite to apply to introduce thought it might be on its way to start.
Nice find k2b... learn me : ) Have been hearing that name a lot lately ...
Let's see. He's a musician out of Austin who carefully crafts his music as a blend of blues and folk. His style of play and his voice channel Tallest Man on Earth a little bit. His studio cuts do not due him justice as he's a modern-aged troubadour.
It's easy to get lost in his YouTube performance videos; I am never able to just watch 1. But here are two good recordings.
Really? That seems odd. All festivals have a band or two on their lineups that announce early, and I have never seen those bands get dropped. It seems especially harsh for a festival that caters its lineup announcement to the artists' commitments and schedules.
It would also be a big FU to the fans who want to see him and may have become excited from the accidental announcement. I know I would surely contact NFF and let them know what I think of it.
Last year, Frank Turner self announced a week or two before NFF introduced him. I'm pretty sure there were one or two others as well.
Real talk - DMTs show in NYC in November with Shakey Grounds opening, was by far one of the most energetic shows I've been to in the last year. Only real competition being the Disclosure shows I went to and NIN
edit: Run the Jewels was up there too, esp. and surprisingly the free (RSVP) show
I tripped across something friday - twitter i think - not very good (or could be bothered with) at social media like you 'youngins - where someone said looking forward to the roll out starting next week and NFF retweeted it. It looked like that may have even been from this year.
Brand new Nickel Creek song... And an announcement that they are playing festival dates this summer. Please please please NFF (Telluride Bluegrass already landed them)
Posted on the other new thread this am where someone said 'has a reason to believe they are getting together'. Maybe it just came up today but the nickelcreek.com website has tour dates through May and ticketbastard had tickets available.. The website bottom NC-25 - 25 yrs of NC.. Thinking we have a really good chance.
75 Years of Mavis and 25 Years of Nickel Creek? Works for me!
They specifically said "some festival dates" this summer. Only one announced so far is Telluride Bluegrass. Given that they "reunited" on the kids stage at NFF in 2012, I would think we stand a good chance at seeing them this year.