Lera Lynn, Sam Morrow, Austin Lucas, Cordovas And Carson McHone Showcasing At AmericanaFest 2018

Next week, Lera Lynn, Sam Morrow, Austin Lucas, Cordovas and Carson McHone will all showcase at AmericanaFest in Nashville. Full schedules below.

Lera Lynn

Lera’s latest album is Plays Well With Others, a unique duets album on which nearly every song is completely co-written and co-sung. Peter Bradley Adams, John Paul White, Dylan LeBlanc, Andrew Combs, Rodney Crowell, Shovels & Rope, JD McPherson, and Nicole Atkins all make appearances, working alongside Lera not only to perform these songs, but to create them, too. NPR Music says "Lynn has long been a singular voice in roots music. Now, with a few new voices in the mix, hers somehow stands out more than ever."

Lera Lynn AmericanaFest schedule:

-Friday, September 14th – 10:30pm (set time) – The Anchor - Official Showcase -

-Saturday, September 15th – 11am-6pm (event time) - The Filming Station - The Filming Station Live

Listen to highlights from Lera’s Plays Well With Others album release concert in Nashville via NPR World Café here.


Sam Morrow

Sam has had a breakout year, with Concrete and Mud gaining praise from outlets like Rolling Stone, KCRW and American Songwriter, and peaking at #10 on the Americana Radio album charts. Noisey says he’s “LA’s young prince of unabashed country gold.”

Sam Morrow AmericanaFest schedule:

-Tuesday, September 11th – 8pm-1am (event time) – The Basement East - Better Together: Show Up & Sing!

-Wednesday September 12 – 10pm-2am (event time) - Paul Cauthen's Big Velvet Revue - The Basement East 

-Thursday, September 13th – 2pm (set time) – The Local – WMOT/NPR Music/World Café Day Stage

-Thursday, September 13th – 5pm-8pm (event time) – Fond Object Records – The California Country Social

-Thursday, September 13th – 10pm (set time) – The 5 Spot – Official Showcase

-Friday, September 14th – Noon-2pm (event time) – InDo Nashville – The Shootouts & Sam Morrow Lunchtime Party

Watch the hilarious video for “Quick Fix” here.


Austin Lucas

Co-produced by Austin and Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and mixed/engineered by Steve Albini, Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed record for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down, gothic heartland rock songs that find Austin reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself. Noisey says it’s “a beautiful slice of Americana, crafted in the shadows of dying factories and institutional neglect—a compelling, brutal snapshot of what happens when the American dream turns to ashes,” and Wide Open Country says “if country music is music for the common person, nobody elevates those experiences to high art like Austin Lucas.”

Austin Lucas AmericanaFest schedule:

-Wednesday, September 12th – 11:59pm (set time) – Official Showcase – The Local

Listen to “Immortal Americans” here.



Rooted in triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling, and cosmic country twang, Cordovas create their own version of American roots-rock with their ATO Records debut That Santa Fe Channel, produced by Milk Carton Kids Kenneth Pattengale. NPR Music says “East Nashville Americana rockers Cordovas are taking their place amongst the musical lineage of cosmic country greats like Gram Parsons, Americana poster kids Uncle Tupelo, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the early roots-rock of Little Feat.”

Cordovas AmericanaFest schedule:

-Friday, September 14th – 8pm-Midnight  (event time) – The Basement East – A Tribute to 1968

-Saturday, September 15th – 5pm (set time) – The Local – WMOT/NPR Music/World Café Day Stage

-Saturday, September 15th – 11:59pm (set time) – The High Watt – Official Showcase

Watch a live performance of “This Town’s A Drag” here.


Carson McHone

Dark, driving and evocative, Carson McHone’s new album Carousel captures a period of remarkable growth for the young singer and songwriter. The album, out October 26th (Nine Mile Records), shines a light not only on McHone's honky-tonk roots, but also on her development as a modern, alt-country storyteller. Rolling Stone Country says “Carson McHone nods to her honky-tonk past — and pushes beyond it — with the upcoming Carousel.”

Carson McHone AmericanaFest schedule:

-Tuesday September 11 – 8pm-1am (event time) - $2 Tuesday - The 5 Spot                    

-Wednesday September 12 – 10pm-2am (event time) - Paul Cauthen's Big Velvet Revue - The Basement East 

-Thursday September 13 – 12:30pm (set time) – The Vinyl Lunch - ACME Feed and Seed

-Friday September 14 – 8pm-Midnight (event time) – A Tribute to 1968: Winter - The Basement East

-Sunday September 16 – 8pm (set time) - Lightning 100 Americana Closing Party -  3rd & Lindsley 

Listen to new single “Sad” here.