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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: That time Bob Dylan wanted to make a slapstick comedy TV show

In his long career, Bob Dylan has gone through many phases—there’s the acoustic Greenwich Village folk scene, then he famously went electric at Newport before becoming a born-again Christian, a plagiarizer of a book about the Lewinsky affair, and of course, biding a stint as a Victoria’s Secret spokesperson. Show More Summary

Photos that ROCK! Newport Folk Festival 2014

3 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

When the e-mail arrived confirming my press credentials for the Newport Folk Festival, I did a little dance around my living room. Not only is this the holy grail of music festivals (you may remember an incident with Bob Dylan and an electric guitar in 1965…), but I have been not-so- patiently waiting 12 years […]

Newport Folk Festival – Saturday

3 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

With his days in the blues-rock duo White Stripes now comfortably behind him, Jack White has become a bit of a generational connector. He’s paid homage to country, blues and rock legends, yet he keeps winning new fans. When he stepped on to the stage at Newport Folk Fest, the standing area at the front […]

Newport Folk Festival – Friday

3 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Ryan Adams really summed up the 2014 Newport Folk Fest experience well when he said, “”Like ten years ago I was depressed and now I’m playing music with &$%ing sailboats in the background.” The setting at the legendary festival is literally one of the most beautiful spots as it juts far out into Narragansett Bay. […]

Ryan Adams – “My Wrecking Ball”

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

“Gimme Something Good” was the first studio recording we heard from Ryan Adams’ upcoming self-titled album, but he’s made a habit of playing other new songs live. “My Wrecking Ball,” for example, recently debuted in his Newport Folk Festival set. Now you can hear the studio version below via Spotify. Ryan Adams is out 9/9 [...]

Conor Oberst & Dawes played Letterman, Newport Folk Fest & Central Park Summerstage (pics, video, stream, setlist)

photos by Mimi Hong Conor Oberst, Dawes & Larkin Poe @ Summerstage -- 7/29/14 "Each stage of Oberst's career is intentionally different than previous iterations (we are talking about the guy that released an electronic and acoustic album on the...

7 Musical Acts You Missed at Newport Folk Festival 2014

For years now, the Newport Folk Festival has been a sell-out event well before its July date, without ever listing a single performer. The three-day music and cultural event held on the grounds of Fort Adams State Park in Newport Harbor,… 7 Musical Acts You Missed at Newport Folk Festival 2014 is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.

America's Most Iconic Folk Music Festival by the Numbers

What you didn't know about Newport Folk, with Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Mavis Staples, Jack White's baseball card, and more

Hear Ryan Adams Debut New Non-Album Track “Catherine” At Newport Folk Festival

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 [...]

Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White to Release Duets Album; IBMA Announces Inaugural Film Festival; Music City Roots Celebrates Night Train to Nashville

4 months agoMusic / Country : The 9513

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

What Do You Do If You're Jack White & Bored In Rhode Island? Crash Beck's Concert, DUH!

This would have been an AWESOME show to be at! Beck performed at the Newport Folk Fest in Rhode Island over the weekend and had an unexpected guest show up during his encore! None other than his good friend Jack White! If you're gonna have anyone crash your set, then the White Stripes singer is [...]

Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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.

Sunday closes one of the best Newport Folk Festival's ever

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 Crashed Beck's Concert

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 »

Watch Jack White Join Beck On “Loser,” “Pay No Mind,” & “Where It’s At” In Providence

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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. [...]

Senator Seeks Clarification Of Carry-On Rules After Deer Tick Frontman Is Denied Aboard Plane

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 [...]

A Powerful Day Two at Newport Folk 2014

Newport Folk coverage by 5342 Studios & Ian Perz Words by Ryan Spaulding J RODDY WALSTON DEVASTATES FOLK AUDIENCES With a heady rock set influenced by blues and soul, J Roddy Walston and the Business were one of the big, big winners this year at Newport Folk. Show More Summary

A New Ryan Adams Has Arrived

At Newport Folk Fest last night, the beloved rocker finally stepped out of the shadows

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