The Newport Folk Festival Added A Number Of Acts I Adore

The Newport Folk Festival continue its lineup announcements and – as expected – they are winners!

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Trademarked Logo

The announcements made over the past two weeks are:

The Staves – I am unfamiliar with this folk-rock trio from England, but they sound quite interesting!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Finally, I will get to see this band!

Rayland Baxter – Yes! I loved his show that I saw last month and am excited to see him at this marvelous festival.

Julien Baker – I know nothing about this young singer-songwriter from Tennessee, but that doesn’t matter – I look forward to seeing her anyway!

Amy Helm – Another great addition to the lineup! I love Amy, who usually appears with the Handsome Strangers. I can’t wait to see her again.

Songhoy Blues – This band is from Mali and since I love almost all African music, especially the music from Mali, I am extremely excited to see them at the Fort!

I plan to post the announcements weekly until NFF has completed the entire lineup. At that point, I might offer my opinions on which acts to see, once I know who is performing which day.

This festival has been sold out for a while. If you go to the festival’s website, there is a place for people to re-sell tickets if you are interested in purchasing some from fans, not scalpers. This is an amazing festival – even going for one day is worth it.

Friday:  Ray LaMontagne with My Morning Jacket, Raury, St.Paul and the Broken Bones, Flight of the Conchords, Fruit Bats, case/lang/veirs, The Staves

Saturday:  Father John Misty, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Ruby Amanfu, Dave Simonett and Dave Carroll, Norah Jones, Rayland Baxter, Amy Helm, Songhoy Blues

Sunday:  Joan Shelley, Villagers, The Oh Hellos, Son Little, Glen Hansard, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Julien Baker

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on March 21, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow what a line up! Very jealous! Love Edward Sharp and The Staves

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