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Watch Ryan Adams Perform “Oh My Sweet Carolina” on “Colbert”

After busting out some bluegrass covers of metal songs at the Newport Folk Festival, Ryan Adams was the musical guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” He performed “Oh My Sweet Carolina” from Heartbreaker, which just got reissued earlier this year.

Ryan Adams & Amanda Shires played Capitol Theatre & SummerStage (pics/setlist from The Cap)

You can also listen to Ryan Adams' performance at Newport Folk Festival. Continue reading…

Newport Folk Festival 2016 Review: From Worst to Best

A year that proves expectations mean nothing when a festival is simply magic.

Alabama Shakes, Middle Brother, Phil Cook And More Close Newport Folk Festival 2016 On High Note (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Peace flowed freely out of Fort Adams for the final day of Newport Folk Festival, which began traditionally, with gospel music pouring off the Fort stage and out into the crowd. The Berkelee Gospel Choir eased festival-goers into the...Show More Summary

Listen to Ryan Adams Improvise “Frightened And Rabid” and Cover Black Sabbath

Ryan Adams performed at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday alongside the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm. During his bluegrass-centric set, Adams covered Black Sabbath's “The Wizard” and Slayer's “South of Heaven.” He also took...Show More Summary

Hear Ryan Adams’ Bluegrass Covers Of Slayer & Black Sabbath, Improvised “Frightened And Rabid” At Newport Folk Fest

Ryan Adams returned to the famed Newport Folk Festival yesterday, where he performed bluegrass versions of his songs with some assistance from the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm. He started things off with a rootsy cover of Slayer’s “South Of Heaven” and closed the set with a rendition of Black Sabbath’s “The Wizard,” and in […]

Patti Smith, Graham Nash, Margo Price and More Heat Things Up On Day 2 Of Newport Folk Festival 2016 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Continuing the tradition of politicism and positivity, the second day of Newport Folk brought more loud, passionate voices of change to all three stages. Leading the charge was the day’s headliner, Patti Smith. Doing a set filled with covers, she brought the house down on the Fort stage as the sun went down. Show More Summary

Case/Lang/Veirs, Freakwater, The Arcs Among Top Highlights On Day 1 of Newport Folk Festival 2016 (REVIEW/PHOTOS)

There could not be a more poignant, significant time of year for the Newport Folk Festival to take place than this week, as the Republican National Convention blows through Cleveland. Though the two events are many miles apart, they coincide in a particularly special way. Show More Summary

Newport Folk Festival 2016: Preview

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

The Mrs. and I are bringing Twangville back to the best festival this year. Newport Folk has a great lineup again and we’re super excited about it. To kick off the weekend, we’ll just give a quick preview of some acts each day that we’re excited to see. FRIDAY St. Paul & the Broken Bones […]

Newport Folk Festival 2016: Lineup, Schedules, Venue and Ticket Details

Newport Folk Festival is known for its three-day celebration of musical entertainment. If you're a fan of any contemporary musical genres, this event could be for you. And if you are one of those gearing up for the upcoming event, here are the details you shouldn't miss.

Early Bird Gets The Worm: Get To Newport Folk Festival For These Must-See Acts

The early bird gets the worm at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, with many of the can’t-miss acts performing in the first half of each day. Sure, headliners like Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty are sure to draw...Show More Summary

Bob Dylan's Return to Forest Hills: Forget Folkies vs. Rockers, It's Sinatra Time

On Friday night, Bob Dylan played Queen's Forest Hills Stadium for the first time in nearly 51 years. The original show—August 28th, 1965—had been Dylan’s first since going electric at the Newport Folk Festival that July, and most in attendance remember it as one of his best. Show More Summary

Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Give Forest Hills Stadium a Night to Remember (SHOW REVIEW)

In 2002 Bob Dylan returned to the Newport Folk Festival, the famous locale where he “went electric” in 1965, and the playful bard showed up incognito wearing a blondish beard. On Friday night in Queens he historically returned to Forest...Show More Summary

Trump vs Hillary - It's On!

Donald Trump is runnin' against Hillary Clinton! Susie went down to Newport Beach to see what they're thinkin'. In Newport Beach, there's a mix but a lot of folks are Trumpies. They're inspired by his can-do-whatever-I-say-today attitude. Show More Summary

Margo Price Channels Honky Tonk Glory On ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Every few years an artist comes along that makes you wonder where they’ve been hiding all this time and why you’ve never heard them before. And when Margo Price belted her songs out on the museum stage at Newport Folk Festival last summer, she convinced a packed house that she was one of them. Show More Summary

Joan Shelley touring this spring, playing Newport Folk Fest & Forecastle in July

Traditionalist folk-singer Joan Shelley is touring the US this spring. We already mentioned that she'll be at Forecastle Fest in July, and she'll also hit the Newport Folk Festival. Before that she'll play a bunch of west and east coast dates... Continue reading…

Lucius Expand and Grow To Bigger Pop Sound On ‘Good Grief’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Lucius have long been a buzzed about band that seem to be popping up everywhere over the last couple of years, whether backing up Roger Waters and Mavis Staples on stage at Newport Folk Fest or teaming up with Wilco, all the while amassing a steady following. Show More Summary

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