NPT is joining The Americana Music Association and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to present a packed weekend of special programs during the upcoming Americana Music Festival and Conference (Sept. 17-20). Events include a film screening and Q&A with Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell in the Museum’s Ford Theater on Saturday, September 20 at noon and a Campbell tribute concert at 8:30 p.m. at the Cannery Ballroom. Other events will feature Carlene Carter, Jerry Douglas, James Hand, Dave Insley and the music of Blind Alfred Reed.
Campbell will be celebrating the release of his ironically titled CD, Meet Glen Campbell, when he visits the Museum at noon on Saturday, September 20, for a rare film screening and Q&A. Meet Glen Campbell features high-spirited, emotionally charged versions of tracks that have personally moved and inspired him, including Tom Petty’s “Angel Dream,” the Replacements’ “Sadly Beautiful,” U2’s “All I Want Is You,” the Velvet Underground’s “Jesus,” and Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” among others. The companion film, Meet Glen Campbell: A Documentary, traces Campbell’s influences and chronicles his rise to music stardom. Following the screening, Campbell, filmmaker George Dougherty and album producer Julian Raymond will take questions from the audience. This program is included with Museum admission and is free to Museum members and to AMA conference registrants with badges. When the program concludes, Campbell will sign copies of his new CD in the Museum Store.
That evening, Campbell will be feted at the Cannery Ballroom with a special tribute concert, Star-Spangled Rodeo: A Salute to Glen Campbell. The 8:30 p.m. show will feature Bryson Jones and the Sin City All Stars, including Jesse Dayton, Greta Gaines, Jim Lauderdale, Raul Malo, Chuck Mead, Jason Ringenberg, and a special appearance by Campbell himself. This show is free to AMA conference registrants with badges. For more info on the AMA conference, festival and for tickets to events (including the all-showcase wristband), visit americanamusica.org.
NPT, AMA and CMHOF Events:
Friday, September 19 / Noon / Ford Theater
Blind Alfred Reed Tribute Concert
Blind Alfred Reed made his first recordings of socially conscious music at the legendary Bristol Sessions in 1927. Eighty years later, inheritors of his legacy banded together to salute him with the CD Always Lift Him Up: A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed. Some of the artists featured on the disc, including Todd Burge, Kathy Mattea, Tim O’Brien and Connie Smith, will participate in this tribute concert. This program is included with Museum admission and is free to Museum members and to AMA conference registrants with badges.
Friday, September 19 / 3:00 p.m. / Museum Store
James Hand Performance/CD Signing
Rounder recording artist Hand will perform and autograph his CD The Truth Will Set You Free.
Friday, September 19 / 4:30 p.m. / Museum Store
Carlene Carter Performance/CD Signing
Carter will perform songs from her new CD, Stronger. Stronger is the first album of new material in 13 years from the artist best known for such country hits as “I Fell in Love” and “Every Little Thing.” Carter will autograph copies of her CD following the performance. Admission is FREE.
Saturday, September 20 / Noon / Ford Theater
Glen Campbell Film Screening and Q&A
Saturday, September 20 / 1:30 p.m. / Museum Store
Glen Campbell CD Signing
Admission is FREE.
Saturday, September 20 / 3:00 p.m. / Museum Store
Jerry Douglas CD Signing
Dobro master Douglas, the Museum’s 2008 Artist-in-Residence, will sign copies of his new CD, Glide. Admission is FREE.
Saturday, September 20 / 4:30 p.m. / Museum Store
Dave Insley Performance/CD Signing
Kansas-born, Arizona-bred roots rocker Insley will perform songs from his 2008 release, West Texas Wine. He will autograph copies of the disc following his performance. Admission is FREE.
Saturday, September 20 / 8:30 p.m. / Cannery Ballroom
Star-Spangled Rodeo: A Salute to Glen Campbell
Bryson Jones and the Sin City All Stars present a tribute to “musician’s musician” Glen Campbell. The concert will feature Jesse Dayton, Greta Gaines, Jim Lauderdale, Raul Malo, Chuck Mead, Jason Ringenberg, and a special appearance by Campbell himself. This program is free to AMA conference registrants with badges.