This week, Big Ears is proud to announce new artists and performances, along with the rundown of the daily lineups. Weekend passes – including premier and VIP options – are on sale now, with daily passes on sale Wednesday, January 24, at 10am ET. Click here to see the daily artist lineup.
R&B singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist extraordinaire Meshell Ndegeocello will make her Big Ears debut on the heels of her eagerly anticipated new recording, Ventriloquism, which features her always unique approach to classic tunes by Prince, George Clinton, Force MD’s, and Sade, among others. Rolling Stone offers a preview of Meshell’s reverent rendition of “Sometimes It Snows In April” here.
Violinist Johnny Gandelsman – a member of the acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider, who will play their own program as well as with Béla Fleck during the festival – will present his recently recorded program of J. S. Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Swedish saxophone powerhouse Mats Gustafsson (of the Thing) will combine forces with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet).
Fellow member of The Thing, Paal Nilssen-Love, will go head-to-head with guitarist Arto Lindsay.
In addition to the live world premiere of William Eggleston’s Musik, instrumentalist Aine O’Dwyer will offer a second concert of her own compositions.
As always, there will be more to come, including more film programming, talks, exhibitions, and collaborations. Expect the unexpected…