The initial lineup of performers for the 36th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival has announced, and as usual, the four-day event will include an eclectic mix of entertainment.

Dixie Chicks fiddle player Martie Maguire is among those just announced. Maguire is reportedly at work on a bluegrass album. According to a post on the Bluegrass Blog, she is working with producer/engineer Gary Paczosa, whose credits include albums by Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton. The album is expected to be released in the summer of 2009.

Others slated for the festival, which takes place in Telluride, Colorado, from June 18-21, include the Zac Brown Band, the Sam Bush Band, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Kasey Chambers, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, the Greencards, Tim O'Brien, the Punch Brothers, Railroad Earth, Todd Snider, the SteelDrivers and the Yonder Mountain String Band.

Maguire herself is a familiar face to the event. In 1990, before singer Natalie Maines joined the group, the Chicks won Telluride's band competition.

More information on the festival is available at Planet Bluegrass.

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