Music Video Of The Week — 9: Country Explosion In Indio Edition

Sure, everybody and their brother went to the desert last weekend for Coachella, with the heat and the gridlock and the weed and the booze and the girls you will never hook up with. And yeah, it was probably fun to see Rage Against the Machine reunite, if only for the 10th-grade flashbacks it inspired, and the opportunity it gave you to shout "Testify!" all weekend. But for my money, this is the weekend to be in Indio: May 5-6 is the Stagecoach Festival, billed as "California's country music festival," and there are some fantastic acts scheduled to play. Forget the mainstream crap like Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, and Sara Evans. Let the fools have them. Some of the acts coming to Stagecoach include such alt-country, bluegrass, and Americana performers as:Old 97's Emmylou Harris Ricky Skaggs Marty Stuart Raul Malo Alejandro Escovedo Earl Scruggs Neko Case Nickel Creek Yonder Mountain String Band Robert Earl Keen The Del McCoury Band Willie Nelson Lucinda Williams Good grief, what a beautiful collection of artists. Anyone who wants to take me is more than welcome. In the meantime, enjoy some tunes by a few of the above bands and singers: "Behind the House," by Neko Case: "Are You Alright?" by Lucinda Williams: "When You Come Back Down," by Nickel Creek: "Roll in my Sweet Baby's Arms," with Earl Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs: