The Americana Agency

The Americana Agency is a concert booking agency representing many of the finest bands and performing songwriters in Americana, folk, country and bluegrass music for their North American shows.  We serve our concert presenting partners in a highly responsive and timely manner, treating them with fairness, respect and professionalism.

"You have an awesome roster of performers! It's always great to work with you and your artists!" — Deana McCloud, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

"I'm not always lucky enough to work with agents that are as engaged as you are and, from a presenter/buyer's point of view, it's really appreciated." — Adam McMillen, Acoustic Brew Concerts

"I appreciate your professionalism, the amazing talent you represent, and the personal touches that I don't get elsewhere. Keep up the good work! " — Jeff Gavin, Rice Festival & Ricegrass Festival

"...always the hard working agent and you do very right by your artists. We could do an all Americana day at the festival out of your roster. " — Ray Massucco, Roots on the River Festival

"Thank you for the sampler CD and for the messages about the impressive roster of performers that you handle. Your artists are fortunate to be represented by such hard-working folks!" — Geof Lyon, Old Sloop Coffeehouse

"It's always a pleasure working with John and I adore his roster of artists, who are as nice as they are talented. " — Susan Moss, Labyrinth Cafe

"You are the best agent I have ever worked with." — Pat Crawford, RadioLive

John Laird "is passionate about his artists and extremely easy to work with." — Art Bowman, Bowman Concerts

"Thank you for representing great artists and sending them our way." — Dale Dueland, Bieroc Café

"I was just playing your sampler ...We should just have a festival featuring all of your artists!" — Betty Friedrichsen

"Just wanted to thank you two again for your incredibly hard work . . . the way you keep a great big picture vision while meticulously managing the small details . . . and doing the whole thing with bright spirits." — Danny Schmidt

"Wow, your client list is amazing and so are you. You have a great reputation among hosts." — Rochelle Morris