Cross Canadian Ragweed’s annual music festival in the Stockyards is always a blast, and this year’s lineup looks like another winner.
One of North Texas’ most exciting bands, Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, will be performing. I love the CD cover from their 2007 debut “Hot Trottin,” and the album is kick-ass too.
Since then, Tyler has signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in New York, toured with Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd, won “best blues act,” “best male vocal,” and “best group” at the Dallas Music Awards, and is currently in the studio recording his Atlantic debut with producer Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Cage the Elephant) to be released later this year.
The Gourds is another personal favorite that’s scheduled for the CCR show this year, but there’s hardly a bad band among the entire lineup:
The Wallflowers, Randy Rogers, Robert Earl Keen Jr., Charlie Robison, Brandon Jenkins, Band of Heathens, Stephanie Briggs, Seth James, Micky & the Morotcars, Johnny Cooper, Whiskey Myers, Lucero, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Bart Crow Band, and, of course, the always rocking CCR.
The 5th Annual Cross Canadian Ragweed Red Dirt Roundup is from noon to midnight on Sept. 6 in the “north 40” area next to Billy’s Texas.