“When the call for artist announcements went out, I immediately thought of the supremely talented Valerie June. Her album “Pushin’ Against a Stone” was among my favorites of 2013, the kind that makes an impact instantly and rewards each listen with something new.”
- Trish Daly
Mavis announcing Jeff Tweedy.
Jeff Tweedy is not only a vital figure in our ever evolving music scene, he’s also a keeper of it’s history. His multigenerational and multi-genre work is perhaps most evident in his collaborations with Mavis Staples, so it’s no wonder why the two have become fast friends. It goes without saying that we’re thrilled to welcome Jeff to our 2014 lineup, and based on what Mavis has to say, she is too:
“Hey everybody, this is Mavis. Have you heard the news? My dear friend, Jeff Tweedy, is coming to Newport to help me celebrate my 25th birthday…”
“The musical friendships that I forged in my college days are truly sacred to me and had the most profound impact as I set out to pursue a life in music. So I must admit that I’m a bit envious that Ed Helms, Jake Tilove and Ian Riggs, have been able to keep The Lonesome Trio, a band they formed two decades ago at Oberlin University, as a thriving creative outlet for so many years.”
- Noam Pikelny
Your body’s been honest
but here again it lies.
Leif Vollebekk, You Couldn’t Lie to Me in Paris (via coffeeslut)
Deer Tick - Main Street (Acoustic).