Ryan Adams recently announced the imminent release of a new self-titled album, and we’ve already heard a handful of songs from it. First there was the lead single, “Gimme Something Good“; then, live video from Newport Folk Festival surfaced featuring a song titled “My Wrecking Ball.” Adams played another new song at that show, this [...]
Lee Ann Womack and Holly Williams are featured on the Tory Burch blog. The 615 premiered Billy Joe Shaver’s “The Git Go.” Check out Aoife O’Donovan and Nickel Creek’s Newport Folk Fest sets. (warning: autoplay) A 17-year-old girl was...Show More Summary
This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer Taylor Hill to capture the event, and you can find our gallery of performance photos and portraits above.
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Newport Folk coverage by 5342 Studios & Ian Perz Words by Ryan Spaulding If the first two days of Newport were about new musicians, louder play and going electric (links to our photos and observations: Friday and Saturday) then Sunday...Show More Summary
Jack White was a busy boy this Saturday: After headlining the Newport Folk Festival that evening, Jack White headed over to Beck's gig at the nearby Providence Performing Arts Center, where he joined his old pal onstage for a crowd-pleasing encore that included "Pay No Mind," "Loser," and "Where it's... More »
After headlining Newport Folk Festival on Saturday night, Jack White made his way over to Beck’s concert in nearby Providence, Rhode Island to perform for his whole encore. The two did “Loser” and “Pay No Mind” together and were joined by Sean Lennon for an extended version of “Where It’s At” before leaving the stage. [...]
Deer Tick guitarist John McCauley ran into some airport troubles last week after he tried to catch a flight to the Newport Folk Festival. While trying to board a plane from Philadelphia to Rhode Island, U.S. Airways refused to let him or his wife, Vanessa Carlton, on board with his guitar. McCauley tweeted about the [...]
Ryan Adams played a new song called “My Wrecking Ball” at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday. It’ll appear on his self-titled album, which comes out in September. “It’s, like, a protest song protesting the death of my grandmother,” is how he introduced the song. We’ve already heard the studio version of “Gimme Something Good” and [...]
Whiskeytown singer rocks Rhode Island in support of his forthcoming 14th studio album.
After 55 years, the Newport Folk Festival is still relevant. Not only is it relevant, it is still bringing together disparate influences and challenging the notions of “folk” music in the same way that Bob Dylan did back in 1965 (though now the public expects it). Case in point, Son House admirer, producer, blues, folk […]
The keynote always gets the most ink, but this is the day that Book Fest lovers are REALLY waiting to arrive. The full schedule is here! Here are some highlights from the DBF folks. Ron Rash’s three events Writer’s Conference Keynote Address o Agnes Scott College, Friday, 2 p.m. Show More Summary
Located north of Brisbane, the Woodford Folk Festival is an annual music festival that celebrates a wide variety of music genres for six days and six nights. Built as the entrance to the festival's main amphitheater, Woven Sky was constructed from materials
Saintseneca at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin) Columbus, OH indie folk band Saintseneca were set to play this year's Fashion Meets Music Festival in their hometown, but they've dropped off the fest due to the headliner that was booked:...
Recap and photos – 2014 Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Sunday July 20 - recap by Shawn Conner/photos by Robyn Hanson (except otherwise noted) There were no attendance records set Sunday, the final day of this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Show More Summary
Like everyone who was alive in the summer of 1969 I remember where I was when Neil and Buzz got out of the LEM and walked on the surface of the moon. I was 14 years old, on a trip with my summer camp to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. It was an amazing experience, in so many ways. Show More Summary
Post by Mary Fischer. Uhhhhh. Plenty of folks went all sorts of crazy over the World Cup, so I guess it's really not all that weird for a Teen Mom star to partake in the festivities during the finale between Argentina and Germany. But after seeing Farrah Abraham show off soccer ball vibrators in a photo she shared on Twitter? Yeah. Show More Summary
Harry Belafonte and Judy Collins will join in a series of events celebrating the folk singer Pete Seeger and his wife, Toshi Seeger.
The 5th annual North Coast Music Festival has announced their official aftershows. More often than not, these aftershows are an opportunity for folks to keep the party going after the festival shuts down for the night. The entire aftershow list is below, including venue, age restrictions and ticket prices. Show More Summary
Popular Science sent someone to the 11th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival (or PorcFest) in the "Live Free or Die" state of New Hampshire. It's your usual festival with music, grilled food, armed folks, and high tech. Read more...