Americana Music Association Benefit Concert To Honor Female Songwriters

A benefit concert for the Americana Music Association will take place May 9 at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The show, which is supported by music industry organization Change the Conversation, will pay tribute to some of music’s greatest female songwriting talents.

Those appearing include Amy Helm, The Barr Brothers, Cassandra Jenkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady, Deva Mahal, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Jade Bird, Kam Franklin from The Suffers, Kanene Pipkin from The Lone Bellow, Lola Kirke, Nicki Bluhm, and Vera Sola, with others to be announced. Each performer will honor the music of pioneering women including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Bessie Smith, Carole King, Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris.

The show is being produced by Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery/ Luck Reunion) and Drew Thurlow (Sony Masterworks, SVP of A&R), with music direction from Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, The National). Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Lola Kirke from Mozart in the Jungle.

All proceeds will benefit the Americana Music Association.

Tickets for the tribute show will be made available for purchase by members of the Americana Music Association® during an exclusive pre-sale on Thursday, April 5 beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 6 starting at 9 a.m. EST at axs.com.

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