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
Leif Vollebekk – “When the Subway Comes Above the Ground”
but here again it lies.
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“I love the the spaciousness in the songs of Leif Vollebekk. His songs are at one moment comfortable but there are lovely unexpected moments. He has a way with phrasing that was poignant, poetic, soulful and thoughtful. Please welcome him to Newport Folk 2014.”
– Bob Boilen
Check out this sweet GIF Veronica Rose made of pictures from Deer Tick’s show at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on 10/23. Full article here.
Special Announcement: We regret to inform our fans that we will not be performing at the Newport Folk Festival this year due to an overwhelming desire to perform at this year’s Man Crush Festival.
Lake Street Dive: You Go Down Smooth (Live at WFUV)
Help I’ve fallen in love with another amazing band