The Dude Will Abide at Old Settler’s

AUSTIN, Texas — Oscar-winning actor and musician Jeff Bridges and his band, the Abiders, will join a red carpet-worthy lineup of talent performing at the 27th annual Old Settler’s Music Festival, April 10-13 at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas. Bridges and his band — named, of course, after the phrase uttered by his iconic Dude character in “The Big Lebowski” — joins the list of 30 top-notch performers slated to appear on four stages in this beautiful hill country setting south of Austin.

Bridges, who earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of musician Bad Blake in the film “Crazy Heart” — which featured a Grammy-winning soundtrack co-produced by Texans T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton — released his self-titled, Burnett-produced solo album on Blue Note Records in 2011.