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Songhoy Blues announce Resistance 6/16/17

last weekMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Last year I had the pleasure of going to Newport Folk Festival for the first time of my life. Songhoy Blues were originally were on the list and they were on my must-see list until they had to cancel. Songhoy Blues are a four-piece from Mali that is a hybrid of a number of musical [...]

Regina Spektor expands tour, playing SummerStage & Newport Folk Fest

Regina Spektor expanded her 2017 tour to include shows at Central Park Summerstage and Newport Folk Festival. Continue reading…

Beth Bombara – Map & No Direction

last monthMusic / Country : Twangville

What is it about electricity that so irritates the traditional folk music crowd?  Dylan practically caused a riot back in 1965 when he plugged in at Newport.  The acoustic crowd wanted nothing to do with Fairport Convention or It’s A Beautiful Day when they displayed some rock and roll showmanship and musical direction.  As late […]

Fleet Foxes Announce First North American Show In Six Years

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Fleet Foxes will play their first North American show in six years at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, 7/28. We already know that the band will release their third album, Ylajali, sometime soon. …

Fleet Foxes announce first US show of 2017, Newport Folk Fest

They're the first artist announced for Newport Folk Fest. They play Friday, the only day that's still on sale. Continue reading…

Fleet Foxes Announce First U.S. Show in 6 Years

Fleet Foxes have announced their first U.S. show since 2011. This July, they’ll perform at Newport Folk Festival, which runs from the 28th to the 30th at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island. The concert follows shows at Vida Festival, Bilbao...Show More Summary

Newport Folk Fest 2017 dates & tickets

The fest goes on sale Wednesday, November 30. Continue reading…

Listen to Odetta Cover Dylan

We all know the story of Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival: the boos, the cheers, Pete Seeger overheard backstage wishing that he had an axe to chop through the microphone cable. It’s one of the great American artistic-origin myths. Show More Summary

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Sea Of Noise (album review)

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Any worries I had about a sophomore slump were quickly put to rest during their electrifying set at Newport Folk Festival. When I first saw them a few years back, their manager told me that once some of the kids in the band finished college, they were hitting the road for a long, long time. [...]

How ordinary folks waged battle against money and power at Newport Banning Ranch

The odds were not on the side of citizens who wanted to save 401 acres of coastal Orange County land from being turned into a small city with more than a thousand homes, a resort, commercial properties and open space. They were up against Big Oil and real estate companies with clout, pockets as...

Missed the Boat to Newport Folk Fest 2016: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

8 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

While I try to stay on top of the newest music that falls under the large umbrella of Americana, I definitely missed something this year. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats blew me away. While the beginning of their set started off with Rateliff’s passionate vocals (and a curious audience), by the end it seemed […]

New England Festy – Preview

8 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

After an amazing experience at the Newport Folk Festival in 2016, I wasn’t sure how to finish up my 2016 summer season. As a recent appreciator of bluegrass, when I heard about New England Festy, I knew Twangville had to be there. This festival is not purely a bluegrass festival, but one that includes a genre-hopping […]

Newport Folk Festival Emerging Artist: Joan Shelley

8 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Joan Shelley Emerging Artist Interview When I first heard Joan Shelley’s 2015 album “Over and Even” I was stunned. In a year where I came through a broken leg with an infant at home, it took me a while to warm up to the power of music again. Maybe it seemed like family and people […]

Photos that ROCK! Newport Folk Fest 2016

8 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

  Holy moly. This was the second time that I was able to go photograph the famous Newport Folk Festival. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming when I get these opportunities. Pros: Being among lots of incredible photographers, the awesome media tent (thanks for all of those diet cokes!), […]

Monday Morning Video – A Newport Folk Festival Trifecta

8 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

One of the coolest things about the Newport Folk Festival are the frequent impromptu collaborations that occur, making the festival an artists’ affair in the truest sense of the word. Here is a trifecta of highlights from this year’s event. And in honor of the Olympics currently underway, we’re going to make it a pass […]

Watch Julien Baker Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands”

Julien Baker covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Badlands” (from 1978's Darkness on the Edge of Town) during a backstage performance at last month's Newport Folk Festival. Baker said that “It’s a song that always makes me feel better because...Show More Summary

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