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!
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
Posted on March 21, 2016, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged Amy Helm, boston, concert announcement, Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeroes, Julien Baker, music, Newport Folk Festival, Rayland Baxter, Songhoy Blues, The Staves. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.