Entries in Newport Folk Fest (4)
Last week kicked ass for live music recordings...Jack White at the Chicago Theater and now new Ryan Adams from the Newport Folk Festival.
This recording kicks ass folks. Old tunes, new tunes, some covers ("MOTHER!!!!!"), and DRA sounded right at home on stage. For all his awkwardness and nuances, the dude is built for a single thing, and he's doing it.
The Newport goodness continues! Check out this tasty little nugget of wonderfulness sent to me by friend at Tell Us Something Good.
Jim James, Ben Sollee, Joe Fletcher and others play the INXS classic "Never Tear Us Apart" at the Backstage BBQ. Watch it then download it below.
Well, if there was ever a year to go to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI it was this year. My Morning Jacket, while cut short due to thunderstorms, played 12 songs and had Laura Veirs, Will Johnson, Brittney Howard, Cliff from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ben Sollee AND Conor Oberst all on stage at one point or another. Get the details in the track listing below and enjoy.
NOTE: This is the NPR stream, there are some brief dead spots. If a better copy becomes available I will replace!
01 Welcome Home
03 The Way That He Sings
04 It Beats 4 U
05 Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (w/ Laura Veirs)
06 Bermuda Highway (Jim solo w/ Will Johnson)
07 Victory Dance
09 It Makes No Difference (The Band) (w/ Brittney Howard of Alabama Shakes & Cliff of PHJB)
10 Smokin' From Shootin' (w/ Conor Oberst & Ben Sollee)
11 Moving Away
12 I'm Amazed
The Newport Folk Fest, which began in 1959, announced their incredibly solid lineup late last night. Louisville favorites My Morning Jacket and the living legend Jackson Browne will be headlining. Also on the bill are Iron & Wine, Dawes, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Alabama Shakes, First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst, The Head and the Heart, Tallest Man on Earth, Carl Broemel and... NEW MULTITUDES. There is a lot more talent however, check out the full list here.
Tickets are on sale, $135 will get you access to the two day festival.