Pickathon's main stage

Image: Brud Giles

Pickathon, the annual Happy Valley hoedown, has revealed the preliminary lineup for this summer's 21st annual festival. You can expect Pickathon's usual blend of folk and world music, plus a dash of grunge, desert rock, and New Orleans jazz. Headliners include Americana duo Mandolin Orange; Nathaniel Rateliff (appearing both solo and with his band the Night Sweats); and Texas trio Khrungbin, who draw on psychedelic rock, soul, dub, and Thai funk.
 
Who else catches our eye? Lucius, who always put on a crackling live show; Tuarag guitarist Mdou Moctar; and the entrancing grooves of Sudan Archives. And festival attendees shouldn't skip rising Portland artist Black Belt Eagle Scout, who was picked up by big-deal Omaha label Saddle Creek last year—she blends post-rock, riot grrrl, and the rhythmic pulse of tribal drumming to ferocious effect. 
 
Pickathon takes place August 2–4 at Pendarvis Farm, and weekend tickets are on sale now.
 
Here's the full list of acts announced Sunday:
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Khruangbin
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Tyler Childers
  • Lucius
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Fruit Bats
  • Mountain Man
  • Caamp
  • YOB
  • Damien Jurado
  • Lambchop
  • Laura Veirs
  • Julia Jacklin
  • The Marías
  • Miya Folick
  • Sudan Archives
  • Bonny Light Horseman
  • Mdou Moctar
  • Courtney Marie Andrews
  • Lido Pimienta
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Town Mountain
  • Jupiter & Okwess
  • The Beths
  • B Boys
  • Our Girl
  • JJUUJJUU
  • Sneaks
  • Young Jesus
  • Sam Evian
  • Black Belt Eagle Scout
  • Flasher
  • Mike & The Moonpies
  • Nap Eyes
  • Soft Kill
  • H.C. McEntire
  • Helena Deland
  • The Cordovas
  • Lauren Morrow
  • Bodega
  • David Nance Group
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys
  • Virginia Wing
  • Garrett T Capps
  • Martha Scanlan
  • Gold Star
  • Colton Turner
  • &more (Chill Moody & Donn T)
  • David Bragger & Susan Platz
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