Tinariwen at Pickathon 2018
Tinariwen at Pickathon 2018 Katie Summer

Pickathon kicked off its 21st year tonight with a lineup announcement party at Revolution Hall that included performances from Black Belt Eagle Scout (whose debut LP Mother of My Children was one of Portland's best albums of 2018), Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats, and Laura Veirs, who will all play at this year's festival August 2-4 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

Big names on the lineup include Lucius, Mountain Man, and Damien Jurado. I'm most excited for Mount Moriah frontwoman/Angel Olsen collaborator H.C. McEntire, whose album Lionheart was one of my favorites from last year; New Zealand indie rockers the Beths; country singer Courtney Marie Andrews, who played Pickathon in 2017; Eugene doom metal band Yob, who practically blew my eardrums out at last year's Sabertooth Micro Fest (and I loved it); singer/violinist Sudan Archives' looping electronic folk; and Washington, DC, rock band Flasher. Tickets are on sale now—see ya at the farm!

Here's the full 2019 lineup:

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Mandolin Orange
Tyler Childers
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Nathaniel Rateliff
Mountain Man
Fruit Bats
Damien Jurado
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
Young Jesus
Sam Evian
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Mike & The Moonpies
Nap Eyes
Soft Kill
H.C. McEntire
Helena Deland
The Cordovas
Lauren Morrow
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