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AmericanaramA Festival of Music


Aug 4, 2013 – 5:30 PM

One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043 Map

  • Ryan Bingham
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Wilco
  • Bob Dylan

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Featuring performances by Bob Dylan and his Band, WILCO and My Morning Jacket, additional artists at select venues including Bob Weir (solo acoustic), Richard Thompson Electric Trio and Ryan Bingham.
Ryan Bingham: Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham was raised in rural Texas, where years of hardscrabble ranch work and competitions on the rodeo circuit would eventually surface in the dusty riffs of his country-styled debut, Mescalito. Living alone since his mid-teens, Bingham shuttled back and forth between Southwestern border towns and relatives' homes, often sleeping in his truck after nightly rodeo gigs. It was during those treks that he began entertaining friends with the guitar, an instrument he'd learned at the age of 17 from a mariachi neighbor. Drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan, Marshall Tucker, and Bob Wills -- all of whom populated the jukebox of The Halfway Bar, a roadhouse owned by Bingham's uncle (whose musical tastes influenced those of his nephew) -- Bingham fashioned a road-weary sound that soon piqued the interest of a barroom proprietor in Stephenville, TX. Bingham was offered a weekly residency at the bar; soon after, he began issuing such self-released albums as Lost Bound Rails and Wishbone Saloon. The popular material was brought to the attention of Nashville heavyweights Lost Highway Records, who signed Bingham and issued his major-label debut, Mescalito (featuring production by Marc Ford, former guitarist for the Black Crowes), in October 2007.

My Morning Jacket: This indie rock band released their first album in 1999. Although they didn't reach commercial success on their first try, My Morning Jacket managed to craft a following of devoted fans and continued to tour and perform until they became a national sensation. My Morning Jacket tour dates are scheduled nationally throughout spring and summer 2011.

Under the direction of frontman Jim James, the Kentucky band formed in 1998, after the dissolution of two local indie bands. They called themselves My Morning Jacket and signed with Darla Records, releasing their debut album, The Tennessee Fire, in 1999. After the release of their sophomore set, At Dawn, and some lineup changes, the band signed with major label ATO Records in 2002, and released a third effort in 2003. The album had some impact on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and the single "Run Thru," was hailed as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitar Songs.

My Morning Jacket released their critically acclaimed fourth album, Z, in 2005 which peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200 album charts. My Morning Jacket tour dates were booked at the Boston Symphony Hall, and in 2006, the band released a live double album from their concerts entitled, Okonokos. They also booked a performance on Letterman in 2006.

The band recorded the follow up, Evil Urges, and released it in on June 10, 2008. In support, My Morning Jacket tour dates were booked at Radio City Music Hall and the band's concert schedule included a spot at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as well as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, both in 2008. Their now legendary performance at Bonnaroo lasted nearly four hours and featured My Morning Jacket playing 35 songs, proving that mainstream success hadn't taken away from their ability to jam. My Morning Jacket tour dates were booked throughout Europe in 2008, but were subsequently canceled after Jones' suffered an injury on-stage. Despite the set-back, they were nominated for the Best Alternative Rock album at the 2008 Grammy Awards and booked the opening slot on Neil Young's Australian tour.

My Morning Jacket is currently recording their follow-up album with plans for a late 2011 release date. James stated in an interview that "There's something old and dirty-sounding" about the new record, which is being produced in an old Louisville church. Until the album is released, you will have to catch the band on the road. My Morning Jacket tour dates are scheduled nationally throughout spring and summer 2011. Don't miss out on rock's most resilient performers: use Eventful as your source for all the latest My Morning Jacket tour dates and concert schedule information.

Wilco: Combining the best elements of alt-rock and alt-country, Wilco has been a force on the music scene for nearly two decades. Wilco tour dates have been scheduled in support of their upcoming eighth album, The Whole Love, which is set for release in September, 2011. Don't miss a date on the Wilco concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Wilco tour dates, venue information, and to purchase tickets.

The Chicago-based band formed in 1994 after the dissolution of alt-country band Uncle Tupelo. They released their debut album, A.M., in 1995 and saw modest success. Wilco concert dates were booked throughout the nation and they made their live debut at Cicero's Basement Bar in St Louis. Wilco gained national attention with the release of their fifth album, A Ghost Is Born, in 2004. The album debuted within the top ten on the Billboard 200 and earned Wilco two Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package.

Wilco has been hailed by fans and critics alike for their constantly evolving sound that keeps audiences on their toes. Rolling Stone magazine hailed Wilco as "one of America's most consistently interesting bands". Wilco will release their eight album and tour to promote the disc throughout 2011. don't miss a date on the Wilco concert schedule this 2011. Register with Eventful to receive updates regarding Wilco tour dates and venue information.

Bob Dylan: While other musicians have trouble crossing over to a different musical genre, Bob Dylan has helped define numerous musical styles that have drawn crowds on tour dates spanning half a century. During the early 60s, Dylan pioneered folk music that would smirk in the face of establishment and become the voice of a generation. In the latter half of the 60s, Bob Dylan smirked in the face of folk fans by adopting a hard rocking, electric musical style that added a new dimension to rock music. Since the late 80s, the musician has been playing a continuous string of concert dates on his Never Ending Tour, including tour dates in 2011.

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 24, 1941. While attending his one year at the University of Minnesota, Bob became interested in folk music and, inspired by both Woodie Guthrie and Dylan Thomas, Robert Zimmerman moved to New York City and became Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan's 1962, self-titled debut wasn't commercially successful, but he would gain more notoriety during a trip to the UK later in the year. There he debuted "Blowin' in the Wind" and, upon his return to the US, became more involved in the civil rights movement with fellow musician Joan Baez. This showed in many songs on 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, which became a musical awakening for audiences.

Bob Dylan garnered even more attention through tour dates with Joan Baez and the release of The Times They Are a-Changin' in 1964. However, shortly after the album's release, Dylan became increasingly frustrated with the constraints and expectations imposed upon him by the folk scene and took a huge stylistic leap with Bringing It All Back Home in 1965. The album saw Dylan's first use of electric instruments on an album, and was followed by the use of electric guitars during a tour date at the Newport Folk Festival. Dylan continued to develop his wild electric sound on the albums Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.

After being injured in a motorcycle accident in 1966, Bob Dylan shrank from the public eye while continuing to release albums that experimented with country, rock, and blues. Bob Dylan experienced huge success as a part of the super group, the Traveling Wilburys, which he co-founded with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne. After two hit albums and sold-out tour dates with the band, Dylan followed them up with the critically acclaimed, Oh Mercy, in 1989. His next big hit came in 1997 with Time Out of Mind which saw Dylan nail down an applauded musical style that won three Grammys. With at least one album conquering each decade, Bob Dylan released Modern Times to critical and commercial acclaim in 2006. This was followed by Together Through Life in 2009 and The Witmark Demos in 2010, along with tour dates that proved the music of Bob Dylan will remain timeless.

Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour marches on with summer tour dates in 2011. Mr. Dylan's concert schedule will focus on Europe until July 14, when he will return to the United States. Bob Dylan will visit most of the country before his 2011 tour dates end on August 20 in Bangor, ME, so make sure to check ticket info on Eventful soon.

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