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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Sunday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Sunday Highlights

The Newport Folk Festival is known for its spirit of collaborating, and the stage-hopping and set-sharing reached a peak on Sunday, particularly with Jim James, who took up residence on the Fort stage: After his own solo set and a little guitar with Angel Olsen Saturday, James played cowbell with the […]

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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Saturday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Saturday Highlights

Saturday at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival kicked off with the smart, old-school groove of Chicano Batman, blending 60’s soul with L.A. psychedelia, like a funkier, sassier version of the Beatles, with a Latin flair. Though he grew up in Maryland, singer-songwriter Jalen N’Gonda found his roots musically after moving to […]

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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival kicked off with the charming, bluesy finger-picking guitar and clever lyricism of L.A. Salami, a London-based singer-songwriter who’s debut album “Dancing With Bad Grammar” was listed among Bob Boilen’s Top Ten Albums of 2016. Big Thief stole everyone’s hearts as the audience quietly took in […]

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Gallery: The Scene at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival

Gallery: The Scene at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival

July 28 — 30, 2017 – What did we see offstage at this years Newport Folk Festival?  Good times, bright smiles, vivid colors, and all the gorgeous babies! It’s never too early to start them on good music right?! The parenting game was on point over the weekend. Photos by Tori Bedford

Newport Folk Festival: Sunday Highlights

Newport Folk Festival: Sunday Highlights

By Tori Bedford and Jason Turesky NEWPORT, RI–This year’s eclectic and inventive mix of artists included hip-hop and comedy acts, rock bands and gospel choirs, delighting the musically adventurous and dismaying old-school folk-music purists. Joan Shelley, a singer-songwriter from Louisville, Kentucky, broke through the technology-driven riffraff with just her voice […]

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Newport Folk Festival: Saturday Highlights

Newport Folk Festival: Saturday Highlights

By Tori Bedford and Jason Turesky NEWPORT, RI–After a broken down tour bus and unexpected lightning pushed the prospects of a Friday night show in Providence into oblivion, indie-pop quintet Lucius popped by Newport Folk for a surprise Saturday morning show with their good friends, Shovels and Rope. Lucius joined husband and […]

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Flight of the Conchords Bring New Songs And Old Charm To Newport Folk

Flight of the Conchords Bring New Songs And Old Charm To Newport Folk

By Tori Bedford and Jason Turesky NEWPORT, RI–New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo, Flight of the Conchords, brought two decades of friendship to the Newport Folk Festival main stage on Friday, reinterpreting their classic repertoire and introducing new material. The set was half music, half jokes. Mostly talking. “Most […]

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The Arcs Play Newport Folk

The Arcs Play Newport Folk

By Tori Bedford and Jason Turesky NEWPORT, RI–The Arcs played to a mostly seated crowed as the last performance of the day at Newport’s quad stage. Their fuzz filled, psychedelia-toned music seemed to be at odds with the relaxed audience. The Black Keys front man, Dan Auerbach, started the band as […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 23-29)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 23-29)

Each week, Front Row Boston’s staff gives you our Short List: the bands and musicians in and around town we think you should hear. Saturday, 7/23-7/24 – Newport Folk Festival – Fort Adams State Park It’s the 57th year of perhaps the most celebrated folk festival in the US. It seems […]

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