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)
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.
That’s right. You can catch us supporting such acts as Tiny Tom (a tribute to Tiny Tim), Tee Rex (the world’s greatest golf themed T. Rex Parody band) and Forever Young (a real Neil tribute band from RI).
Newport’s great and all, but…
Actually, all jokes aside, we are delighted to announce that we will make our Newport Festival Main Stage debut in 2014. We can’t wait. We have a special show planned for you. We’ll see you there amigos!
Why won’t you let me love you in the best way I know? We won’t go out to dinner and we won’t see a show. You’ll know just how I love you when I’ve got you alone.