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The Energy Exploded From The Stage

Usually when I review a show, I highlight the headliner and devote less space to the opener. In the case of this show at the House of Blues with The Devil Makes Three as the headliner and Langhorne Slim and the Law as the opener, I am breaking that pattern and focusing on Langhorne Slim.

Langhorne Slim

Langhorne Slim

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Week 3 of Newport Folk Festival Lineup Announcements

Newport Folk Festival Logo

Newport Folk Festival Logo

This week of Newport Folk Festival announcements started with an excellent one! So far, there are a couple of bands that I’ve wanted to see for a while but have missed either due to conflicts or selling out before I bought a ticket. Now I’ll have my chance!

This week’s additions to the lineup are:

The Devil Makes Three – an Americana band based in California

Shakey Graves – an Austin native singer-songwriter

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – folk-rockers based in San Francisco (I will admit to not being excited about this band – I saw them a year ago and would have left early but I was driving and the friend I was with did not want to leave – but I’m open-minded and might give them another chance depending on who else is playing on another stage at the sme time)

The lineup, so far, includes:

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

Saturday:  Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouht

Sunday:  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

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