Genre-defying songstress Ani
DiFranco and, yes,
COLOR="#003163">Moe., are the first acts to be
confirmed for Moe.down, a three-day outdoor festival to be
held Sept. 1–3 in Turin, N.Y., an Adirondack Mountains
foothill community about an hour northeast of Syracuse.
"It's toward the end of summer, and the weather is beautiful
there," publicist Zachary Roberts said. "Plus it's a chance
for a lot of the people who use grassroots ways of getting
their music out to get together. I think Ani's inclusion
Although no other acts have been confirmed, the influential
hip-hop band the Roots
and alt-country/pop innovators
COLOR="#003163">Wilco have been mentioned as
possible additions to the first-ever Moe.down, which Moe.
representatives expect to draw 5,000 to 10,000 people.
Moe.'s latest album, the live two-CD set L (Fatboy),
was released Tuesday.