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Week 6 of Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements – Wow!

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Week 6 started off with a fabulous double announcement!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

Conor Oberst – an incredible songwriterm with Dawes as his backing band

Dawes – a fabulous band from California, doing their own set as well as backing Conor Oberst

Aiofe O’Donovan – wonderful singer-songwriter who I’ve had the privilege to see a number of times

Reignwolf – a bluesman who was named one of the ten artists we need to know by Rolling Stone magazine

Rodrigo y Gabriela – rhythmic guitarists from Mexico who I missed due to a conflict at their recent Boston show

The lineup, so far, includes:

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

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

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

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