Wow, The Newport Folk Festival Lineup Gets Even Better (If That Is Possible)!

The Newport Folk Festival continues its amazing lineup announcements!

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The announcements made over the past two weeks are:

Joseph – I know nothing about this trio but I like what I’ve listened to since the announcement

C.W. Stoneking – I saw this Australian powerhouse last year and fell in love with him and his all-female band!

Nancy and Beth – I had never heard of this duo before seeing them last year but really enjoying seeing them (Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt).

Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir – They are always a fabulous way to start Sunday!

Chicano Batman – They are fabulous live and a great addition to the folk family.

Grandma’s Hands Band – It is anyone’s guess what this is, but whatever it is will be fun!

Shovels and Rope – This wonderful husband and wife duo are always a joy to see.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry – I missed them a couple of times over the past year but will not miss them this time! Billy Bragg is one of my favorites.

Carl Broemel –  I became familiar with him as a member of My Morning Jacket, but had the opportunity to see him solo (well, with the other members of MMJ except Jim James) and loved the show.

Mt. Joy – I am unfamiliar with this band but look forward to listening to them before the festival.

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.

At this point, there are no remaining tickets, but you can sign up here for the official fan exchange. This is an amazing festival – hope to see you at the Fort!!!

Friday:  Fleet Foxes, Big Thief, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Seratones, Matt the Electrician, The Head and the Heart, Alone & Together, Regina Spektor, Brent Cobb, Benjamin Gibbard, The Wild Reeds, Joshua Hedley, L.A. Salami, Nancy and Beth, Shovels and Rope, Carl Broemel

Saturday: Marlon Williams, Drive-By Truckers, Angel Olsen, Julia Jacklin, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, J.P. Harris & Chance McCoy, Mandolin Orange, The Avett Brothers, Joseph, Chicano Batman, Grandma’s Hands Band, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Mt. Joy

Sunday:  Margaret Glaspy, CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!, Rhiannon Giddens, Dr. Dog, American Acoustic, John Prine, A Tribute to Chuck, Michael Kiwanuka, C.W. Stoneking, Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir

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 April 18, 2017, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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