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.
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A year that proves expectations mean nothing when a festival is simply magic.
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
He also improvised a song based on Frightened Rabbit.
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
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 […]
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
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
Do your summer music festivals in style.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
Celebrating the five year anniversary of their debut album.
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
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 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