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Newport Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago. The festival, noted for introducing performers who later became big stars, will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Video – Joe Pug and the Milk Carton Kids Cover Tom Petty

3 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

The Newport Folk Festival will soon be upon us. Here’s a flashback to one of last year’s late night shows that featured Joe Pug and the Milk Carton Kids covering Tom Petty’s “Time To Move On.”

Late Night FDL: Amused to Death

Roger Waters – Amused To Death Roger will be headlining this year’s Newport Folk Festival… Roger Waters will headline the opening night of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 24. Waters says he plans to deliver “an intimate appearance specifically crafted” for the event, set for July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park...

Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup that already features Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett, the...

Roger Waters returns to the stage for headlining performance at Newport Folk Fest

Pink Floyd legend will be joined by Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit, and many more.

Newport Folk Festival: 2015 lineup includes First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Sturgil Simpson, Courtney Barnett & more

The 2015 Newport Folk Fest happens July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. This year's lineup includes First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Sturgil Simpson, Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, Brandi Carlile,...

A Golden Jubilee for the Silver Shadow

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

In 1965, tradition was on the run. Bob Dylan plugged in his guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, electrifying half of his audience, and electrocuting the other half, as music historian John Gilliland put it. Houston’s National League baseball team began playing its home games inside the air-conditioned confines of the Astrodome. And in Crewe, […]

Big Road Blues Show 2/22/15: You Got To Move – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 2

3 months agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Rev. Robert Wilkins, Newport, 1964 The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, backed by […]

Big Road Blues Show 2/15/15: Goodbye Newport Blues – Blues Form The Newport Folk Festival Pt. 1

3 months agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Mississippi John Hurt performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July, 1964   The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder […]

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

9 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

9 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

9 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”

9 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

10 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

10 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 [...]

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