A lineup of about two dozen stars will salute Paul Simon at this 12 months’s annual Americana Music Affiliation pre-Grammys occasion, occurring on the Troubadour the night time earlier than the large ceremony, on Feb. 3.
The lineup features a majority of the artists who’re up for Grammys the next night time within the Americana, folks and American roots classes. The 2024 nominees set to carry out in West Hollywood the night time earlier than they head downtown for the awards embrace Jason Isbell with 400 Unit guitarist Sadler Vaden, Madison Cunningham, Allison Russell, Brandy Clark, Rufus Wainwright, Nickel Creek’s Sara and Sean Watkins, Previous Crow Medication Present’s Ketch Secor and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Different favorites scheduled to carry out — many with their very own historical past of Grammy wins or nominations — embrace Jackson Browne, Marcus King, Natalia LaFourcade, Molly Tuttle (performing with Secor), Andrew Hen, Susanna Hoffs with Grace Bowers, Gaby Moreno, Ruthie Foster, Bobby Rush, John Vincent III, Silvana Estrada, Larkin Poe, Brett Dennen and Johnnyswim.
It’s not not possible that a couple of names would possibly come or go within the lead-up to subsequent Saturday, as a result of inevitable flux of Grammy week.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday via the Troubadour web site.
The home band will function Daniel Rhine on bass, Val McCallum on guitar, Jim Oblon additionally on guitar, Mark Stepro on drums, Lee Pardini on keys, Molly Jenson on vocals and CJ Camerieri on trumpet. Two of the musicians, Oblon and Camerieri, have been in Simon’s band up to now.
The venerable nightspot can be busy throughout rehearsals for the present, as Yoakam and Chris Hillman can be recording their SiriusXM present within the Troubadour bar, probably roping in a few of the performers as they move via.
Simon himself is usually retired from stay efficiency and never anticipated to hitch the lineup, though he’s in Grammy competitors with a few the performers paying homage to him on the Troubadour. The 82-year-old poet laureate’s newest launch, “Seven Psalms,” is nominated for finest folks album.
This 12 months’s live performance won’t be livestreamed. The 2023 tribute to Lucinda Williams did get a webcast, not like most earlier editions. In addition to the WIlliams salute, previous pre-Grammy reveals produced by the AMA have saluted the work of John Prine, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Phil Everly and Glenn Frey.
The occasion is produced by Michelle Aquilato and Jed Hilly, the Americana Music Affiliation’s govt director.