Nora Jane and The Party Line are honored to have been selected to announce the 2014 lineup for MerleFest!  Throughout their Fall Tour, Nora Jane & TPL will be posting video clips announcing another artist who will be sharing the bill at this most wonderful festival!

Nora Jane had the honor of announcing Locus Honey String Band and Town Mountain here:


MerleFest’s Steve Johnson got things started with the Road to MerleFest by letting Nora Jane & TPL make the first announcement — that Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line were themselves selected to play MerleFest 2014:

If you aren’t familiar with MerleFest, you should be!  MerleFest is considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serving as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson, who passed away May 29, 2012.  MerleFest is a celebration of “traditional plus” music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts over 90 artists, performing on 14 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Endowment Corporation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.