Newport Folk Festival Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI July 26th – 28th
The Newport Folk Festival is back! The festivities kick off on Friday July 26th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI and Performer will be there again this year to cover the well rounded line-up.
We’re particularly excited to see Hey Marseilles, The Felice Brothers and are eager for return of Spirit Family Reunion. Big name acts like Feist, Beck and The Avett Brothers will be respectively headlining each night and there will be a heavy dose of folk, bluegrass and Americana with some New Orleans brass and gospel thrown in for good measure.
The Milk Carton Kids – comprised of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan – are ready to take 2013 by storm. The Ash & Clay, the duo’s third album, was released last month on ANTI- Records. It is riddled with high-lonesome whistles, as the boys flawlessly deliver handsome, hybrid folk songs. Tracks either flare up or lurch forward, and do so beautifully. Even though they have an ambitious tour of the States in their sights, currently the Kids are in Europe promoting the release. But for some reason, they aren’t really concerned with the grueling demands of touring; their shows last year with Old Crow Medicine Show taught them all they needed to know. Continue reading →