Double Decker Festival

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


Double Decker Art Festival 2017 Saturday, April 29 Music Lineup

If the Friday night lineup is the appetizer, then Saturday is the main course, dessert, and a stout nightcap. Festival goers will be treated to live music nearly all day.  The first group will start up at 10:15 am and the headliner will begin at 8:45 pm.

Mississipian Jazz Ensemble (10:15 am)
The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble is the premier student jazz group at the University of Mississippi and plays a wide range of swing music from Count Basie and Duke Ellington to contemporary jazz composers. With a lineage that goes back to the 1890s, The Mississippians is one of the
oldest college jazz bands anywhere.

Amelia Eisenhaur & The Peruvian Farm Girls (11:30 am)
Amelia Eisenhaur made her national debut on the final season of American Idol where she wowed the judges with her voice they described as “soulful potency.” Just one year later she’s back with her own band and her first original album titled Fortune Cookie.

Robert Finley (1 pm)
Onstage, he’s infectious. It’s the whole package—his sound, his songs, his energy, his look. Hailing from Louisiana, Robert Finley mixes a Memphis-to-Texas electric southern grit with Nashville-clever songs. He’s gangly and graceful with an indomitable smile that radiates beneath his black ridge-top hat.

Seratones (2:30 pm)
A.J. Haynes (vocals), Connor Davis (guitar), Adam Davis (bass) and Jesse Gabriel (drums) serve up a combination of Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity, and general badassery. See page one of this issue to read the feature story on Seratones.

James McMurtry (4 pm)
James McMurtry spins stories with a poet’s pen and a painter’s precision. Proof: The acclaimed songwriter’s new Complicated Game. McMurtry’s first collection in six years spotlights a craftsman in absolutely peak form as he turns from political toward personal

Luther Dickinson (5:30 pm)
As a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, South Memphis String Band, and The Word,
Luther Dickinson has made himself widely known as both a talented musician and as a producer with four Grammy nominations to prove it—three in the contemporary blues catagory and one in traditional folk.

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers (7 pm)
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (8:45 pm)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. This stunning work isn’t just soul stirring, it’s also soul baring, and the combination is absolutely devastating to behold. The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain was an associate editor of The Local Voice from 2015-2018, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, Mississippi.

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