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Tuesday 19 February 2019

The Staves Join Kris Kristofferson As Latest Additions To Black Deer Festival In Kent

Black Deer Festival, the three-day celebration of Americana and Country, set in Eridge Park in Kent, welcomes artists from both America and also closer to home.

The bill for the second year of the award-winning new event is set to include The Staves, a sister trio from Watford who have been touring with First Aid Kit throughout 2018 and performing live with Bon Iver – who also produced their second album If I Was in 2015. 

Heavily influenced by US bands like Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Fleetwood Mac, The Staves make evocative and charismatic folk at its most harmonious.  

Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson is also set to perform with the late great Merle Haggard's band The Strangers

Black Deer Festival: Full Highlights 2018

The prolific music and film star hails from Texas and Nashville and brings with him a slew of chart-topping hits that have redefined country song writing over the past five decades. 

Kristofferson has won three Grammy Awards and released 29 albums since the early 70s, including three with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. 

The Mavericks, who formed in Miami, Florida, combine neotraditional country music, latin, and rockabilly in a unique and instantly identifiable sound. 

Black Deer also look forward to a career-spanning set from Neko Case, the American singer-songwriter also known for her work with Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers

She recently released a new album Hell-On and alongside The Staves and Larkin Poe this year, shows the consistent strength of prominent females in the scene.

These are just recently added highlights to the Black Deer bill. With more acts to be announced keep an eye on the festival website HERE.

by: Mike Cobley

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