Newport Folk Festival 2017

Newport Folk Festival 2017

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017


The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival features performances by folk, blues, country, bluegrass and folk rock musicians, and since the 1990s has featured performers from related contemporary genres, such as alternative country, indie folk and folk punk.

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Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington.[5] Their first two albums were released by the Sub Pop and Bella Union record labels, with their third by Nonesuch and Bella Union. The band came to prominence in 2008 with the release of their second EP, Sun Giant, and their self-titled debut album. Both received much critical praise and reviewers often noted the band's use of refined lyrics and vocal harmonies. Fleet Foxes' second studio album, Helplessness Blues, was released on May 3, 2011, and their third album, Crack-Up, was released on June 16, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.


The Head and the Heart is an American indie folk band. They were formed in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion). The band also includes Charity Rose Thielen (violin, guitar, vocals), Chris Zasche (bass), Kenny Hensley (piano), and Tyler Williams (drums).[4][5] The band is signed to Warner Bros. Records and have released three albums thus far. Since March 2016, Johnson has been on hiatus due to drug addiction-related issues.[6] The band has toured in both North America and Europe.


Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure. Wilco's lineup changed frequently during its first decade, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the lineup has been unchanged, consisting of Tweedy, Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released ten studio albums, a live double album, and four collaborations: three with Billy Bragg and one with The Minus 5.

Wilco's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay, The Beatles and Television, and has in turn influenced music by a number of modern alternative rock acts. The band continued in the alternative country style of Uncle Tupelo on its debut album A.M. (1995), but has since introduced more experimental aspects to their music, including elements of alternative rock and classic pop. Wilco's musical style has evolved from a 1990s country rock sound to a current "eclectic indie rock collective that touches on many eras and genres."[6]

Wilco garnered media attention for their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001), and the controversy surrounding it. After the recording sessions were complete, Reprise Records rejected the album and dismissed Wilco from the label. As part of a buy-out deal, Reprise gave Wilco the rights to the album for free. After streaming Foxtrot on its website, Wilco sold the album to Nonesuch Records in 2002. Both record labels are subsidiaries of Warner Music Group, leading one critic to say the album showed "how screwed up the music business is in the early twenty-first century."[7] Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Wilco's most successful release to date, selling over 670,000 copies. Wilco won two Grammy Awards for their fifth studio album, 2004's A Ghost Is Born, including Best Alternative Music Album. Wilco released their ninth studio album, Star Wars, in July 2015, and in September 2016 released their tenth studio album, Schmilco.

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Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams State Park is a Rhode Island state park located at the mouth of Newport Harbor, offering panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. The park is home to Fort Adams, a large coastal fortification that was active from 1841 through the first half of the 20th century. The area was originally owned by William Brenton, who called the region "Hammersmith" after his hometown in England, a name that survives in the name of the adjacent Hammersmith Farm.


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Newport Folk Festival 2017: 10 Best Things We Saw
  –  August 1, 2017
Newport Folk Festival proves year after year to be one of the most consistently exciting music festivals in the country, one that's become just as invested, as of late, in amplifying and establishing new and young voices as it is in preserving and honoring ...
Newport Folk Festival Sunday pics (John Prine, Roger Waters, Pinegrove, more)
  –  August 1, 2017
The 2017 edition of Newport Folk Festival wrapped up on Sunday (7/30) with a full stage, as headliner John Prine invited Roger Waters, Jim James, Lucius, Margo Price, Justin Vernon, and a bunch of other guests out for a group singalong of “Paradise.”
Jim James Performs With Angel Olsen at Newport Folk Festival
  –  August 1, 2017
Angel Olsen performed at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island this weekend, and despite the unforgiving wind that raged on during her set–she and her band killed it. Joining her on stage was surprise guest Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and the duo ...
Watch The Civil Wars Cover Elliott Smith at Newport in 2011
  –  July 31, 2017
Search and enjoy! Since some of us at Paste just got back from Newport Folk Festival this past weekend (stay tuned for our coverage), we thought we’d dig just a few years back into the vault for today’s throwback pick and highlight an impressive ...
Watch Justin Vernon, Roger Waters, Margo Price and Jim James Duet With John Prine at Newport Folk Festival
  –  July 31, 2017
John Prine, the beloved folk/country singer-songwriter, was the headliner on the final day of the eventful Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Prine, 70, was assisted by a small crew of fans and past collaborators. Roger Waters joined Prine to harmonize ...
Watch John Prine Close Out Newport Folk Fest With a Little Help From His Friends
  –  July 31, 2017
The Newport Folk Festival is an event where we've come to expect some surprise special collaborations, and this year's fest didn't disappoint. Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine closed out the 2017 edition on Sunday night with a little help — hell ...
Roger Waters, Jim James, Justin Vernon & Others Join John Prine At Newport Folk Festival
  –  July 31, 2017
Renowned singer-songwriter John Prine was the final performer at yesterday’s third day of the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. The event-closing set saw Prine welcome a series of special guests, culminating with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters sitting-in.
Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017
  –  July 31, 2017
That new album provided most of the material for Hurray for the Riff Raff's impassioned Friday afternoon set at Newport Folk Festival. Like the wide-legged, tangerine pants she sported, Segarra's music made a bold statement. Songs like "Hungry Ghost ...
  –  July 31, 2017
Unfortunately, that means there was an issue that was impossible to ignore, too—the same one that haunts the festival year after year, but this 2017 edition in particular. Newport Folk Festival has a major race problem, and its legacy shouldn’t make ...
Rhiannon Giddens Named Cambridge Folk Festival Guest Curator
  –  July 31, 2017
She follows a set at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday with shows in the Northeast in the week ahead, including a return to Newport to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival next weekend. Giddens heads to the UK and Ireland to tour in November. For details ...
Peabody band hits Tall Heights at Newport
  –  July 31, 2017
He’s in charge of both the folk and jazz festival, which is this coming weekend at Fort ... Joe Henry’s performance of his song “Trampoline” was my single favorite 2017 Newport Moment. • The band Joseph, which consists of three sisters from ...
Roger Waters, Jim James, Justin Vernon and More Join John Prine at Newport Folk Festival
  –  July 31, 2017
John Prine headlined the Newport Folk Festival and welcomed a slew of guests throughout the 16-song set including Justin Vernon, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff and Roger Waters, who surprised the festival with another ...
23 pictures on the final day of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017
  –  July 31, 2017
and now has a little sister partnering with the Newport Folk Festival. This year the festival had a guest curator for the first time in the form of former Bellowhead lead singer Jon Boden. Describing the events appeal he said: "It’s a festival that ...
Rhiannon Giddens to perform at Newport Folk, Jazz festivals
  –  July 26, 2017
Rhiannon Giddens is the queen of Newport in 2017. For the past several years ... Giddens is scheduled to play Sunday afternoon at the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, then at the Jazz Festival on Friday, Aug. 4, at the International Tennis ...
July 26: Listen & Watch – Johnny Cash @ Newport Folk Festival, Freebody Park, Newport 1964
  –  July 26, 2017
I STILL MISS SOMEONE – 1:38 (John R. Cash, Roy Cash Jr.) All images, lyrics and music belong to their rightful owners. They are posted here for PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Nonetheless, if you own the rights to any of these images, videos, lyrics or music ...
Newport police warn of high traffic at sold-out Folk Fest
  –  July 25, 2017
(Bill Tomison, WPRI-TV) NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — With this weekend’s 2017 Newport Folk Festival already sold out, Newport Police are anticipating heavy traffic, and advising visitors to consider all the travel options open to them. Parking at the ...
Newport Folk 2017 Preview: Drive By Truckers, Jim James, John Prine And More
  –  July 25, 2017
The Newport Folk Festival can feel like a cross between summer camp and ... To tell us a bit of what's in store for Newport 2017 I called Jay Sweet, the executive producer of the festival. Jay explains how he picked this year's lineup, the importance ...
Bob Dylan Goes Electric at 1965 Newport Folk Festival
  –  July 25, 2017
When young folk sensation Bob Dylan took the stage on July 25, 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival, a crowd of nearly 100,000 waited expectantly. What nobody could have anticipated, however, was that by the time the set was over, Dylan would lose the support ...
Newport Folk 2017 Preview: Drive By Truckers, Jim James, John Prine And More
  –  July 25, 2017
Adam Kissick / For NPR music The Newport Folk Festival can feel like a cross between summer camp ... To tell us a bit of what's in store for Newport 2017 I called Jay Sweet, the executive producer of the festival. Jay explains how he picked this year's ...
New book chronicles the Newport Folk Festival through the years (Photos)
  –  July 25, 2017
In his book “I Got A Song: The History of the Newport Folk Festival,” WTOP's own Rick Massimo shows that the festival has evolved, much like the art form it celebrates. WASHINGTON — Almost 60 years since it began, the Newport Folk Festival continues ...
Newport Bridgefest 2017 Set to Begin on July 31
  –  July 22, 2017
museums and other organizations will make their way into the city for Bridgefest 2017. Founded in 2009 by Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport, Bridgefest connects the Newport Folk Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival and will take place from July 31 to ...

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