This is the sound of a genius who’s recently relearned what it’s like to walk on steady footing.
Tweedy from our friends nprmusic.
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nprmusic selfies with Jack White.
“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
Y’all ready to dance? Watch the second day of the Newport Folk Festival with us from 12-7:30 p.m. ET, featuring The Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty, Shovels & Rope, Colin Meloy and more!
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The sun dance worked…it’s beautiful out.
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Can’t make it? Watch our live broadcast with WFUV and Folk Alley right now!
Good end of the workweek sounds, even if you can’t be at the fest!
At least you’ll be dry listening along on your computer!
Alongside the huge names and star veterans, the 2013 Newport Folk Festival features an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here are five of the newest and most promising faces, with a downloadable song from each.
While you’re waiting for our broadcast of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival this weekend, catch up on five years of archival NPR recordings from the historic festival, including sets from Wilco, Alabama Shakes, The Civil Wars, Typhoon and over 100 more.
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Amazing coverage from our friends at NPR.
Jason Isbell tells Terry Gross about his parents’ views on him being a musician:
My dad, he worries a bit, usually with good reason. There were quite a few years there where he was probably trying to resign himself to fact that I wouldn’t live too much longer, just because of the way I was living. … There was a moment for Dad where he realized it was going to work out as a career and he called me, he pulled over on the side of the road in his truck, this is probably 8 or 9 years ago. He was listening to demos from my first solo record; he pulled over on the side of the road on his way to work and called me and said, ‘Well, son, I don’t think you’re going to need a backup plan. I think you can go ahead and do this. I just wanted to tell you that.’ Which is a big deal for my father. It was always, ‘Have something to fall back on.’