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Funhouse Fest lineup adds Amos Lee, Deva Mahal

sbirkenmeyer@vagazette.com

As the third year of Bruce Hornsby’s Funhouse Fest draws closer, the lineup continues to expand.

The Virginia Arts Festival announced Friday singer-songwriter Amos Lee and soul singer Deva Mahal will join Alison Krauss and the rest of the performers during the festival, which returns June 22-23.

Lee’s folk-rock style garnered attention when he toured with jazz musician Norah Jones in 2004, and he has since opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and the Dave Matthews Band. His songs include “Arms of a Woman,” “Sweet Pea” and “Colors.”

The daughter of blues musician Taj Mahal, Mahal recently released her first album, “Run Deep.” She has performed with artists such as the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and Etta James, and she appeared in the 2013 Academy Award-nominated film, “American Hustle.”

The duo joins Funhouse Fest’s previously announced artists: country musician Alison Krauss, folk trio the Wood Brothers and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, as well as Hornsby himself.

Funhouse Fest returns June 22-23 on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Tickets are available now at funhousefest.com or by calling 282-2822.

Birkenmeyer can be reached by phone at 757-790-3029.

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