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Langhorne Slim – Lost At Last Vol. 1 (album review)

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins On the Thursday night before Newport Folk Fest started, my buddy Nick and I stumbled into a Langhorne show at the Newport Blues Cafe. I hadn’t been listening to alot of Langhorn at that time. But it only took a few songs to be reminded that Langhorne is a larger […]

Thanking Charles Bradley

Photographic Evidence by 5342 Studios Charles Bradley at Newport Folk Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI Sun July 29, 2012 Seems like we're doing a disproportionate amount of saying-our-goodbyes to all the good ones these days. It's incredibly sad to lose Charles Bradley. Show More Summary

Deer Tick – Vol 1 & Vol. 2 (album review)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo credit – Laura Partain I’m happy to say I was there when the boys found renewed vigor for recording new music. After scrapping some stuff they did in 2015, the boys met for their traditional run during the Newport Folk Festival in 2016 and creative juices began to flow. Easy to see how; as [...]

Langhorne Slim announces Lost At Last Vol. 1 – 11/10/17

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo Credit: Harvey Robinson I had a re-awakening of sorts with Langhorne Slim last year. I was walking down the street on my first night at Newport Folk Festival and came upon a live show by Slim. My friend Nick and I ducked in to catch the set. We had a grand ol’ time remembering [...]

Murray Lerner, Oscar-winning filmmaker who captured Dylan going electric, dies at 90

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, who captured Bob Dylan defiantly going electric at the Newport Folk Festival and filmed Jimi Hendrix’s final concert performance, has died. Lerner died Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 90. He preserved some of the critical turning points...

Julien Baker announces Turn Out The Lights – 10/27/17

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

photo : Nolan Knight If you’ve never taken the time to spin Julien Baker’s Newport Folk set, stop what you’re doing and check it out. That’s when the lights went on for me and I realized that she something special. Since then, she’s signed to Matador Records and she’s announced her sophomore effort, Turn Out [...]

WATCH: Offa Rex performs the song, ‘Old Churchyard,’ channeling rich oral history

The British folk song, “The Old Churchyard,” performed here by the Portland band The Decemberists and English singer Olivia Chaney at this year’s Newport Folk Fest, is part of a rich, oral tradition passed along by musicians and spanning decades. Show More Summary

Watch Jim James Cover “Prairie Lullaby” Backstage At Newport Folk Fest

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jim James was everywhere at Newport Folk Festival last month. In addition to performing with his own solo band, the My Morning Jacket frontman played with John Prine and Angel Olsen, among others. And while he was there, he also took some time to cover Jimmie Rodgers' "Prairie Lullaby" backstage for MyMusicRX, the Children's Cancer…

Fleet Foxes played Prospect Park with (Sandy) Alex G (night 1 pics, setlist)

Fleet Foxes are on tour now in support of this year's truly excellent Crack-Up, their first album since returning from hiatus. They played Newport Folk Fest over the weekend, and then landed in Brooklyn's Prospect Park last night (8/1) for their first proper NYC show since Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011... Continue reading…

Why True Music Fans Flock to the Newport Folk Festival

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Young Joan Baez and Bob Dylan played there, and today, from Southern rockers to indie pop, the Newport Folk Festival brings together an eclectic mic of American sounds—and fans.

Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)

Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday with lots of guests, covers, and collaborations. John Prine, Suzanne Vega, Dr. Dog, John Paul White, Rhiannon Giddens, Whitney, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Michael Kiwanuka, Margaret Glaspy, Pinegrove, and others played the final day of this year's festival.... Continue reading…

Pinegrove add tour dates with Saintseneca, share studio update videos

Having just played Panorama (and Newport Folk Fest and XPoNential Fest), Pinegrove have added many more dates to their tour. The new dates include Irving Plaza in December. Continue reading…

Watch John Prine Perform With Justin Vernon, Roger Waters, Jim James, & Margo Price At Newport Folk Festival

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Rhode Island's annual Newport Folk Festival went down over the weekend, and the lineup included Wilco, Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, Big Thief, and many more. John Prine headlined the final day of the fest, and during his set he brought out Justin Vernon to do "Bruise Orange (Chain Of…

John Prine closed out Newport Folk Fest with Roger Waters & more (watch)

John Prine closed out the 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival with a guest filled set, including appearances from Roger Waters, Justin Vernon, Jim James, Lucius, Margo Price, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Continue reading…

Angel Olsen brought out Jim James @ Newport Folk Fest (video), announces Town Hall show

Angel also plays NYC's Panorama fest today and her performance will be livestreamed. Continue reading…

Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen At Newport Folk Festival

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Angel Olsen performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday, and she brought along a special guest. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joined her during her set to perform My Woman's "Sister" and "Those Were The Days," and you can watch their onstage collaboration below via Pitchfork.

Newport Folk Festival Saturday pics (Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, more)

Newport Folk Festival continued Saturday with sets from Wilco, Jim James, Angel Olsen, Offa Rex, Grandma's Hands Band, Nikki Lane, Marlon Williams, Mandolin Orange, J.P. Harris & Chance McCoy, Billy Brag & Joe Henry, Drive-By Truckers, The Avett Brothers, and more. Continue reading…

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