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MerleFest Reflections 2009


Album Hour 2009

On Saturday evening at MerleFest 2009, the second highly anticipated Hillside Album Hour was hosted by The Waybacks and featured the Rolling Stones’ “Sticky Fingers” with EmmyLou Harris turning in a surprise performance of “Wild Horses.” Also joining The Waybacks were Sam Bush on electric guitar and lead singer John Cowan. As usual, the hillside was packed with delighted music fans who gathered to find out what album that would be featured, which is always a closely held secret until the show begins.

Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Music icon Linda Ronstadt made her first appearance by closing the festival on a high note with a performance of traditional mariachi songs on the Watson Stage. She was joined by the Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for a set of songs from her 1987 release, “Canciones de Mi Padre,” sung entirely in Spanish.

Linda Ronstadt and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano