SOURCE: Cumulus Presents

May 09, 2008 11:30 ET

Ani DiFranco Added to Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival's Stellar Line-Up

LAYTONVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - The 13th Annual Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival announced it has added Ani DiFranco to an already massive line up of artists over the June 27 - 29, 2008 weekend at beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, Calif., just a three hour drive north of San Francisco.

Festival Date: Friday, June 27 - 29, 2008

Location: Laytonville, Calif. (Mendocino County)

Tickets/Info: http://www.cumuluspresents.com/kate or 707-823-1511

Line up: Los Lobos, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal Trio, Keb' Mo' Band, Greg Brown, David Lindley, The Waifs, Ruthie Foster, Todd Snider, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Nina Gerber, Jimmy LaFave, Rosalie Sorrels, Cris Williamson, The Wailin' Jennys, The Greencards, Pieta Brown, Blame Sally, Vance Gilbert, and Moira Smiley & VOCO

With live music on three stages, camping, kids activities, and great food in the concession area throughout the weekend, this is the destination of choice for music aficionados. For tickets and information: http://www.cumuluspresents.com/kate. Telephone number to call is 707.823.1511. Advance tickets are advised.

Ani DiFranco, officially announced as the Sunday night closing act for the festival, has established herself as one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the modern era. DiFranco is known for her innovative guitar style, signature percussive fingerpicking, expressive vocals and incisive lyrics.

Friday night's festival main stage rocks with heavyweight bluesmen Keb' Mo' & the Taj Mahal Trio. The legendary Taj is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his recording career this year. The spectacular array of musicians continues on Saturday, including Australian natives The Waifs, and David Lindley, one of the great hidden treasures of the American music scene. Saturday evening closes with Los Lobos, the veteran East Los Angeles band that has crossed cultural and generational boundaries for more than thirty years. Sunday brings it all home with Ruthie Foster, the prodigiously gifted singer and songwriter from Texas, and Greg Brown, whose insightful lyrics paint powerful and often deceptively simple images on a canvas of gospel, blues, country, rock, and jazz. The Sunday closer will be powerfully filled by the incomparable Ani DiFranco. This is a show that will be talked about long after it is over.

Named for the famed late folksinger Kate Wolf who died of leukemia in 1986, the festival began in 1996 as a one day retrospective on Kate's life and music. Produced by Cumulus Presents, Sebastopol, Calif., the festival has since evolved into an annual three-day camping and music festival with an impressive lineup of performers and events for all ages.

Cumulus Presents teams with the Sebastopol Community Center to bring annual festivals, concerts representing a variety of musical genres, and educational experiences to the community at large. Cumulus Presents also represents popular folk and roots music artists including Rosalie Sorrels.

For more information about concerts in Sebastopol and artists represented by Cumulus Presents, visit www.CumulusPresents.com and to find out more about Kate Wolf at www.KateWolf.com.

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