An Amazing Start To An Incredible Festival

What an auspicious start to the most incredible music experience I think I have ever had! I have read comments by many who felt that this was the best Newport Folk Festival they have attended, and I am quite inclined to agree. The rainbow over the bay says it all…

Friday's Rainbow

Friday’s Rainbow

One of the most beautiful things about this Festival is hearing bands that become my new favorite band. Of course, there are a number of bands that are my new favorites! The Festival in general, and Jay Sweet in particular, do right by those of us who place our faith in them to find acts we will love.

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The Ballroom Thieves Are Poised For A Breakthrough

I have a strong connection to The Ballroom Thieves – they were one of the first bands I reviewed on this website and the first that caused my views to skyrocket; they gave me my first in-person interview; and the first time I saw them perform was also the first time cellist Calin Peters played with the band. So we have a history, even though they did not know it!

Calin Peters of The Ballroom Thieves

Calin Peters of The Ballroom Thieves

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From The Gulf Coast To Narragansett Bay

I had the pleasure of speaking about The Suffers with Adam Castaneda, the bass player for the band, shortly after their first appearance – on the Fort Stage, no less – at the Newport Folk Festival. I saw their set and absolutely loved them!

The Suffers

The Suffers

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First Raw Ruminations On The 2015 Newport Folk Festival

I am still on cloud 327 after returning from three incredible days at the Newport Folk Festival. I want to get some of my feelings out – before looking at the 2,500+/- photographs I shot or doing too much talking about the Festival with my friends (which honestly has been hard to avoid). My usual, full review of each day with photos will follow.

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival

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More Hot Music At Green River

I woke up on the last day of the Green River Festival eager for more music – the previous day was so terrific that I needed more! Unfortunately it was a scorcher of a day and that caused me to not want to walk around more than necessary; all that meant was that I missed acts I wanted to see but still saw amazing acts.

Everyone who made Green River Festival happen!

Everyone who made Green River Festival happen!

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This Promises To Be An Exciting Weekend In Boston

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to be attending the Newport Folk Festival this year.  I am, however, sad to miss these FREE events in downtown Boston that are happening simultaneously with Newport.

This will be the fourth annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend event.  Set for July 25-26, 2015 at Copley Square in the Back Bay, the event features a wide range of eclectic performances. Can I mention again that it is all free?

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

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Country(ish) Hayes Carll Delighted

Click here to review my review of this show on No Depression.

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

A Duo Of Lovely Voices And Strings

Click here for my review of this show on No Depression.

Brittany Haas and Margaret Glaspy

Brittany Haas and Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy

Brittany Haas

Brittany Haas

Brittany Haas and Margaret Glaspy

Brittany Haas and Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy

Margaret Glaspy

Brittany Haas

Brittany Haas

Hot Music And Heat Ruled Day Two Of Green River Festival

What a day of incredible music! The first full day of the 2015 Green River Festival had a fantastic schedule, as I have come to expect from this Festival.

Parade

Parade

Despite the unrelenting heat (which was worse the following day), people danced, paraded, availed themselves of the cooling tent, and generally had an amazing day.

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Dave Mason Brought A Traffic Jam To Lowell

… And it’s the only kind of Traffic Jam I enjoy!

Dave Mason

Dave Mason

Dave Mason made a triumphant return to the Lowell Summer Music Series last night as part of his Traffic Jam 2015 tour. The crowd was fairly large on this gorgeous night that earlier in the day threatened rain which never arrived.

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