“The Devil Makes Three are the rare band that tap into our collective subconscious, knowing just what we need, and give it to us. I don’t think artists can consciously attain this – it’s something that just happens, a rare chemical reaction of sorts when the right elements come into orbit around each other.”
"In my humble opinion, Newport Folk will be introducing & unveiling one of the most exciting young new artists and songwriters to emerge on the scene, but I don’t think he’s part of any scene frankly." In regards to Benjamin Booker.
Rhode Island is often associated with the small stuff. Locals (proudly) call it the “biggest little state in the union”; I’ve even heard creative math that lil’ Rhody is 3% bigger at low tide. But what Rhode Island lacks in square miles, it makes up for in talent and artistry. This year, we’re proud to bring Death Vessel to the stages of Newport Folk. The layers of sound and the scales that Joel Thibodeau can cover is what first caught my attention. Knowing that he represents Rhode Island only makes his artistry more special.
There are 161 days until Death Vessel steps onto the stage at Newport. In that time, explore his music. His new album Island Intervals – produced by Jonsi of Sigur Rós will be released on February 25. That should give you ample time to get to know yet another reason why lil’ Rhody is so great.
"Twenty-five years ago, before any of them had even reached the 8th grade, three of acoustic music’s most important young voices would debut their talents at a pizza joint in Carlsbad, California. That evening, in a part of the country known more for surfing and earthquakes than bluegrass, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Chris Thile began their journey as Nickel Creek, and acoustic music felt a seismic shift."