Wow, The Newport Folk Made Amazing Additions To The Lineup

The Newport Folk Festival continues its amazing lineup announcements!

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The announcements made over the past two weeks are:

Hurray for the Riff Raff – One of my favorite bands is returning to NFF! The new album is phenomenal.

Steelism with Ruby Amanfu and Nicole Adkins – I have not seen this band although I saw Ruby Amanfu last year at NFF (and was wowed by her).

John Paul White – I love him – I have seen him a couple of times over the past year and his fantastic voice and songwriting easily won my heart!

Pinegrove – Another band I have not yet seen! This indie rock/alt-country band from New Jersey sounds right up my alley!

Jim James – A solo performance by this front man of My Morning Jacket! I have seen him solo and love him!

Blind Pilot – I like this band but have not seen them – yet!

Suzanne Vega – I have not seen her in several years but I always enjoy her shows. Seeing her at NFF will be great!

Sunday Groove with Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Any time with Preservation Hall Jazz Band is fabulous!

Whitney – Yet another band about which I know nothing! I love discovering great new music at NFF!

Jalen N’Gonda – I do not know this soul/R&B musician but I love the genre so I expect to love him!

SPEAK OUT – “Artists have challenged injustice, fought for equality and exercised freedom to sing the truth. This tradition continues with SPEAK OUT, a celebration of the power of song.” This sounds perfect for this year.

Offa Rex – This is a collaboration between The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney.

Wilco – Yes!!! The only time I saw this marvelous band was at my first NFF and I am thrilled they are returning!

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, Blind Pilot, Hurray for the Riff Raff

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, Offa Rex, Jalen N’Gonda, Jim James, Wilco

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, SPEAK OUT, Whitney, Sunday Groove with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Suzanne Vega, Pinegrove, John Paul White, Steelism with Ruby Amanfu and Nicole Adkins

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 May 8, 2017, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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