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.
What you didn't know about Newport Folk, with Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Mavis Staples, Jack White's baseball card, and more
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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.
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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 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 »
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. [...]
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 [...]
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
At Newport Folk Fest last night, the beloved rocker finally stepped out of the shadows
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Ryan Adams played a new song called “My Wrecking Ball” at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday. It’ll appear on his self-titled album, which comes out in September. “It’s, like, a protest song protesting the death of my grandmother,” is how he introduced the song. We’ve already heard the studio version of “Gimme Something Good” and [...]
Newport Folk coverage by 5342 Studios & Ian Perz Words by Ryan Spaulding REIGNWOLF ELECTRIFIES NEWPORT! Each year a couple of Newport acts take this little sea by storm. Anyone who listened in advance knew that Jordan Cook, the guitar-crushing singer of Reignwolf, was the essentially the embodiment of change at this festival. Show More Summary
Whiskeytown singer rocks Rhode Island in support of his forthcoming 14th studio album.
After 55 years, the Newport Folk Festival is still relevant. Not only is it relevant, it is still bringing together disparate influences and challenging the notions of “folk” music in the same way that Bob Dylan did back in 1965 (though now the public expects it). Case in point, Son House admirer, producer, blues, folk […]
Like everyone who was alive in the summer of 1969 I remember where I was when Neil and Buzz got out of the LEM and walked on the surface of the moon. I was 14 years old, on a trip with my summer camp to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. It was an amazing experience, in so many ways. Show More Summary
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin It was 2001 all over again at Governors Ball this weekend as Jack White played White Stripes songs on Saturday, the same day The Strokes co-headlined and one day before Interpol played. Another set of...