Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have joined the lineup for the 6th annual Mountain Jam Music Festival. Krauss is the recipient of a staggering 27 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for her collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Raising Sand. She is the most awarded female artist (and the second most awarded artist overall), in Grammy history.
Legendary drummer for The Band and longtime local Woodstock resident Levon Helm will celebrate his 70th Birthday by closing Mountain Jam on Sunday, June 6th with a little help from a few well-known friends. Billed as “Levon Helm & Friends,” the performance will feature a number of world class guests, many of whom will make the trip to Hunter, NY solely to pay homage to one of the most important musicians in rock history. Helm’s influence continues to be felt by a new generation of indie, folk, and jamband musicians, and the drummer won Grammys for both 2007’s Dirt Farmer and 2009’s Electric Dirt.
Having recently collaborated onstage at the world famous Apollo Theater, the ever soulful Ray LaMontagne will bring his raspy voice and guitar to Levon Helm’s set. Hardcore troubadour Steve Earle, having appeared already at Levon’s Midnight Ramble, will travel to Mountain Jam for the first time as part of the drummer’s birthday bash, while noted singer/songwriter Jackie Greene, a two-time Mountain Jam veteran, will also join in the celebration.
“We are going to make this a night to remember forever, as some of the greatest musicians in the world come together to be a part of the celebration of a true rock & roll legend who has meant so much to so many for so long. We expect to announce more guests in the coming weeks,” says Mountain Jam founder and promoter, Gary Chetkof.
Levon Helm will also welcome many of Mountain Jam’s previously confirmed performers, including Gov’t Mule/Allman Brothers Band frontman and festival co-presenter Warren Haynes, as well as Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. Patterson will appear alongside his father, David Hood, who has toured and recorded with classic artists such as Traffic, Simon & Garfunkel, The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
Allison Moorer, who will perform on The Awareness Village Acoustic Stage earlier in the afternoon, will join her husband, Steve Earle, on stage with Levon. Others are expected to confirm their participation in the next few weeks.
The Mountain Jam Festival will return to Hunter, NY from Friday, June 4th-Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Single day tickets are now on sale at www.mountainjam.com for Saturday and Sunday at a price of $79.00 and $89.00 respectively, and a limited number of single day VIP tickets are also available at a price of $186.00 for Saturday and $199.00 for Sunday. Festival tickets for the 3 days are currently on sale for $166.50 including camping, and $141.50 without camping. All ticket pricing is tiered, so that prices will be raised after allotments are met.
About Radio Woodstock
Radio Woodstock is a global multi-media company that includes award-winning radio station, WDST, as well as internet radio stations, Radio Woodstock Live and Radio Woodstock 69 and Internet TV channel Woodstock TV. All are part of the online Woodstock social network community, WoodstockUniverse.com. Woodstock Universe recently launched its own digital download label that will feature live tracks and full sets recorded at Mountain Jam, in WDST/Radio Woodstock studios and at concerts at local Woodstock venues.
About Warren Haynes
Warren Haynes has been ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 23rd Greatest Guitarist of All Time and was most recently listed among the few top “Guitar Gods.” Haynes is a Grammy winner and seven time nominee for his work with Gov't Mule and The Allman Brothers Band. He's been called both an "American treasure" and a "legend in the making" by his peers.