Americana Music Fest 2014: 26 Must-See Acts

From legends Buddy Miller and Marty Stuart to next-generation's Lindi Ortega and Sons of Bill, the ones to see at Americana's biggest celebration

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Lera Lynn

Like Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin, Lera Lynn makes the sort of shimmering, swooning folk music that's more about texture than twang. A Nashville transplant who launched her career in Athens, Georgia, she creates her own geography on her newest release, Avenues, whose songs brew up images of lost highways, dusky landscapes and storms on the horizon. At the center of the map is her voice, which producer Joshua Grange — a member of Sheryl Crow's road band — wraps in layers of harmonies, strings and acoustic guitar.  — Andrew Leahey

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