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More Great Additions to the Newport Folk Festival Lineup

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Week 7 started off with a fabulous announcement, as has every week before this week!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

Jimmy Cliff – wonderful reggae artist who I’ve not seen perform for a long time

Willie Watson – a singer-songwriter who is on the rise with his solo career (he was with Old Crow Medicine Show)

Puss n Boots – a new collaboration but Norah Jones is a member

Lucius – an indie pop-rock band that I’ve been interested to see for a while

The lineup, so far, includes:

Friday:  The Devil Makes Three, Band of Horses, Death Vessel, Jenny Lewis, Phox, Robert Hunter, Reignwolf, Jimmy Cliff

Saturday:  Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Milk Carton Kids, Aoife O’Donovan, Willie Watson, Puss n Boots, Lucius

Sunday:  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Trampled by Turtles, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lucero, Caitlin Rose, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Another Interesting Set of Lineup Announcements for Newport Folk Festival

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Wow, week 5 started off with a fabulous announcement!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

Robert Hunter – the great lyricist of The Grateful Dead

Lucero – a Memphis-based band that’s been described as country-punk

Caitlin Rose – singer-songwriter from Nashville

The Milk Carton Kids – an indie folk/Americana duo from California (I love these guys and am delighted that they’ll be back at the Fort this year)

The lineup, so far, includes:

Friday:  The Devil Makes Three, Band of Horses, Death Vessel, Jenny Lewis, Phox, Robert Hunter

Saturday:  Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Milk Carton Kids

Sunday:  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Trampled by Turtles, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lucero, Caitlin Rose

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