“Alternate Root” Magazine Names DCA Artists in Top 30

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Leading Americana music rag The Alternate Root recently released its list of the Top 30 Female Roots Vocalists, and the list features a plethora of past and future Door Community Auditorium (DCA) artists. Nearly a quarter of the artists honored by Alternate Root have appeared at DCA in the past or will grace the stage in Fish Creek this summer.

Artists on the list who will appear this year at DCA are smoky Boston singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell (number 10, appearing at DCA August 4) and fiery Carolina Chocolate Drops bandleader Rhiannon Giddens (number 17, appearing at DCA June 23).

Artists from the Alternate Root list who have graced the DCA stage in the past include Alison Krauss (number 4), Shawn Colvin (number 12), Nanci Griffith (number 18), Ruthie Foster (number 23), and country music legend Emmylou Harris, who appeared at the Auditorium last summer and who tops the Alternate Root list at number one.

DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis says, “We’re excited that the high-caliber artists we bring to DCA are being honored by a publication like The Alternate Root. So many of these women have put on great shows at DCA, and we’re looking forward to booking more of them—and their male counterparts—in the future.”

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