Festival Heartstrings Review

AmericanaFest 2014 – Nashville, Tennessee

Our arrival at AmericanaFest on Wednesday began the way it always does — with a celebratory local beverage. We knew Yazoo Brewing Company had crafted a smoked IPA just for AmericanaFest and dubbed it simply, “Americana,” so that us crazed festival goers could not only listen and talk Americana, but drink it too.

With the assurance that we would inevitably sample Yazoo’s “Americana” free of charge at the festival’s upcoming parties and BBQs, we headed to Jackalope Brewing Company on 8th Avenue S.

The bartender greeted us, wearing a Jackalope shirt with a message on the front, which, in just three short words, would foretell the events and our experiences to follow over the next 4 days. The Jackalope message reads:




And we did.

Keep your eyes focused here on Heartstrings in the days to come. While recovering from severe AmericanaFest withdrawal, we will post coverage of some of our favorite venues, performances and our amazing interviews with Joe Purdy, Israel Nash, Joe Pug, Jonah Tolchin, Nathaniel Rateliff, along with notable and unexpected encounters and our reviews of local eateries, accommodations, transportation (in case your wondering about all those large pink mustaches you saw on the grills of passing cars) and hotspots for good old-fashioned Tennessee warmth and hospitality.

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