“When the Moon Fell in Love with the Sun” is one of tunes Tom Agostino heard earlier this year, performed by Dear Lemon Trees at the Raven in downtown Prescott.
“Oh, the harmonies are so good,” he swooned, and promptly booked the trio for the Fourth of July Americana Fest that takes place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the Highlands Center for Natural History.
This headline group from California, consisting of Kathleen Grace, Jamie Drake and Leslie Stevens, offers up a beautiful three-part harmony that Agostino, marketing and communications at the Highlands Center, calls “old-school Americana, an original nice sound.” They perform with guitar and banjo.
Three other groups join Dear Lemon Trees in this fifth annual concert planned for four hours of Americana Roots music: Robby Roberson Band, Tom & Christa with Meg Bohrman, and Folka Polka.
Robby Roberson, a longtime Phoenix musician, arrives with a four-piece band, which includes stand-up bass and “suitcase kit drum set.” Agostino describes the sound as “soft, not rock and roll.”
“For years and years, I’d run into Robby Roberson at folk festivals around Arizona. Finally I invited him to come up for the Dylan tribute, and he killed….
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