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Black Deer Festival Latest


Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Shooter Jennings is an American singer-songwriter best known for his rocky side of country music and his hits ‘The Gunslinger’ and ‘Outlaw You’. Jennings has released seven albums including his debut ‘Put The “O” Back In Country’, which hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with the single ‘4th of July’. Shooter has worked with big hitters including Billy Ray Cyrus, Wanda Jackson and Deana Carter and co-wrote and produced Guns ‘n’ Roses legend Duff McKagen’s 2019 solo record. Jennings has also appeared in films and series such as Walk the Line, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Marvel’s The Punisher. He recently recorded his father Waylon’s hit ‘Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys’ (the theme to the Netflix series The Ranch) alongside fellow country royalty offspring Lukas Nelson.

Birds of Chicago are married duo Allison Russell  and JT Nero. Birds Of Chicago were founded in 2012 in Chicago, Illinois and have released three studio albums and one live album. Their live album, Live from Space, was named one of 2014’s best country albums by The Telegraph. In 2018, Birds Of Chicago release their latest studio, Love In Wartime. More recently Allison Russell joined forces with Americana leading light Rhiannon Giddens as part of the 2019 Grammy-nominated Our Native Daughters project.


UK Alt-folk trio Wildwood Kin is made up of sisters Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Lonely. The band has over twenty million streams across their EPs and debut studio album. “There’s a drive, a crunching sense of abandon that litters every song they place their name against. Three musicians with a taste for ambition” – Clash. Each song on their debut album ‘Turning Tides’ was built around a message that suits the band as can be heard on ‘The Crown’ which questions if politicians would actually stand for their beliefs if they had no power.

Hailing from Waco, Texas, Wade Bowen is a country singer who released his first album ‘Try Not To Listen’ in 2002. Bowen played 250 gigs that year and the title track reached the Top Ten on the Texas music chart. His follow up albums ‘Live At The Blue Light’ and ‘Lost Hotel’ were released in 2006, both were a success, introducing Bowen to an audience outside of Texas. His next album, ‘If We Ever Make It Home’, was released in 2008 this became Bowen’s first time appearing on Billboard’s Country album charts reaching number 29. In 2015, Bowen released his most successful album so far, ‘Hold My Beer, Vol.1’, which went to number 4 in Billboard’s Us Top Country Albums. In 2019 Bowen released the powerful hit documentary ‘Inconsistent Chaos’ which focused on the popular singer’s battle with haemorrhaging vocal chords and the threat to his career.


William Prince from Manitoba, Canada is country folk singer-songwriter who broke onto the Americana scene with his JUNO Award winning debut album ‘Earthly Days’. Prince is set to release his sophomore album ‘Reliever’ on February 7 featuring a “collection of exceptionally rendered explorations of what, who and how peace is found.”

BIMM Brighton alumnus, Josh Okeefe has become a rising country star in Nashville. At 23, Okeefe has shared the stage with Grammy Award-Winning artists Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson and others. Josh describes his life as “… surreal. I feel lucky that I get to write songs and make music for a living. Never expected it, never thought about it either.” He has topped the Billboard and iTunes Charts and his debut EP got to number 15 on the top 100 iTunes country albums chart.


Infectious Welsh trio The Goat Roper Rodeo Band consist of just an upright bass, two guitars and medley of vocal harmonies. Recently released LP, ‘Tall Grass’ marks the third release from the band and continues their showcase of Bob Dylan and Waylon Jennings inspired country blues, one of those bands you just can’t afford to miss at the festival.


Black Deer is not just about hearing the music you love, it’s about discovering music you’re going to love and experiencing the unique cultural richness that surrounds this popular way of life we call Americana. The natural ingredients that complete this simple melting pot can all be found at Black Deer – from authentic smokehouse BBQ cooking and a righteous Sunday gospel brunch to the thrill of custom motorcycle culture and a connection with nature to inspire the young folk, the festival is a community gathering for those who love to get it together in the country… we’ll see you in the deer park.

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