Our excitement has been growing for months as Rich Ruoff – the director of The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival – has slowly revealed the lineup for the February 26-28 music festival in downtown Lancaster. Roots and Blues – now in its third year – features more than 70 local and nationally touring bands. With so many bands to check out in three days, you obviously won’t be able to catch them all, but over the next couple weeks, we’ll be highlighting a few bands you should make sure to see.
Margo Price and the Pricetags
Margo Price will be starting a big year at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival. Hot on the heels of having her upcoming debut album listed as one of Rolling Stone’s “30 Country Albums to Look Forward to in 2016,” Price and her band, the Price Tags, will be one of the festival’s bright points. She most recently played in the area last March at the Burning Bridge Tavern. Her upcoming album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,” will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records and was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Nashville. Her sound marries all forms of country music, from honky tonk to balladry to rockabilly, around her clear, sometimes haunting voice. She’ll be bringing all of those varied sounds to the Chameleon Club on Friday, February 26 at 8:15 pm.
Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival?