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BRISTOL RHYTHM & ROOTS REUNION
Some images from one of the best festivals in the South.
Jeff Tweedy headlines in 2014.
Behind the music.
Ray Wylie Hubbard performs Snakefarm.
Lucinda Williams played a well received show at the 2013 Rhythm & Roots.
James McMurtry rocked the State Street Stage during the opening night of the 2013 festival.
Due to rainy weather, Balsam Range played a set beneath a truck ramp during the 2013 festival.
This mural helps mark Bristol's claim to being the birthplace of country music.
Del McCoury brought his unique bluegrass stylings to the festival in 2007.
The late folk and bluegrass legend Doc Watson joined David Holt as a featured act at the 2008 Rhythm & Roots.
Performing songwriter Darrell Scott, right, played a show with his dad in 2008.
Dr. Ralph Stanley led his band on the last day of the 2008 event.
Sam Bush played his mandolin at the 2008 festival.
The beautiful voice and funky bass lines of John Cowan have been heard at many of the Bristol festival. This photo was taken in 2009.
Justin Towns Earl played an intimate indoor set and held a workshop during the 2009 Rhythm & Roots.
Ras Alan performed his Appalachian Reggae in 2009.
Peter Rowan was on the bill at the 2009 festival.
Richie Valentine performed with other area songwriters at the Paramount during the 2003 Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
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