Chicks With Picks: Featuring The 158th-Best Female-Fronted Act In America

Dan Gibson | March 6, 2009 10:30 am

The passage of time has allowed me to become comfortable with asserting that the lineups that the Lilith Fair trucked around the country three years in a row were pretty solid for a traveling festival. With this decade’s focus on single-location festivals, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to grab on to the old Sarah McLachlan/Paula Cole demographic, except without stars like McLachlan to up the wattage on their bills. The truly regrettably named Chicks With Picks festival is coming to Tempe, Ariz., with Michelle Branch, Sarah Buxton, and Jessi Colter (who really deserves much better than to be stuck behind those two) headlining a 70-act bill. What, Joan Osborne wasn’t available? [Official site]