My favorite memories of Newport are the unexpected, unplanned moments, [like] when someone invited me to join them onstage, in the street or on a boat in the harbor or in the yard of some fucked up mansion early in the morning, or ringing church bells and wrestling wild boar in the chapel late at night, duets with the late great Whitney Houston, night swimming, howling in the streets, singing in the fort. It’s another world.

Jim James, who has played Newport numerous times with projects including My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk, in a rambling email

via rollingstone

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The band Deer Tick, which got its start in Rhode Island, had to find another way to get home for the Newport Folk Festival when U.S. Airways refused to let a member on board with his guitar, the band tweeted Wednesday:
"Just got kicked off a @USAirways flight cuz they wouldn’t let me bring my guitar on board. @Newportfolkfest here I come!!… via @Amtrak"
@Newportfolkfest replied: “They messed with the wrong Folking band.”
Another user posted a link to an article on Redditthat said it’s legal to bring guitars on flights. @deertickmusic answered: “i showed them that. I was told US Airways doesn’t follow FAA rules (???)”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The band Deer Tick, which got its start in Rhode Island, had to find another way to get home for the Newport Folk Festival when U.S. Airways refused to let a member on board with his guitar, the band tweeted Wednesday:

"Just got kicked off a @USAirways flight cuz they wouldn’t let me bring my guitar on board. @Newportfolkfest here I come!!… via @Amtrak"

@Newportfolkfest replied: “They messed with the wrong Folking band.”

Another user posted a link to an article on Redditthat said it’s legal to bring guitars on flights. @deertickmusic answered: “i showed them that. I was told US Airways doesn’t follow FAA rules (???)”

l-e-v:

Working on a series of typography posters.  

Cary Ann Hearst - American Made Machine

"She was hot, fast, Tennessee trash. Only mentioned love with Jack Daniels and Johnny Cash"

New track just before the Festival!

Shovels & Rope - Evil.

nprmusic:

Watch the rowdy and rootsy folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

nprmusic:

Watch the rowdy and rootsy folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope play NPR’s Tiny Desk

Our side yard.

Our side yard.

sxsweveryband:

Newport Folk 2014 OEB Spotlight: Tall Tall Trees – “Waiting On the Day”

Pairs Well With…Kishi Bashi, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket

It’s been two years since Tall Tall Trees’ expansive sophomore record Moment was released and the hope here is that NYC songwriter has embraced even more of his weird side for his upcoming 2014 follow-up.

Our friends Squarespace and The Wild Honey Pie want you to RSVP for a chance to board their boat at the Festival to watch live recording sessions with some of our festival artists. Click here to RSVP.

Our friends Squarespace and The Wild Honey Pie want you to RSVP for a chance to board their boat at the Festival to watch live recording sessions with some of our festival artists. Click here to RSVP.

Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed.

Get ready!

Get ready!

fred-wilson:

Phox is the artist of the weekend

Folk: It’s that time of year again; the one week countdown is upon us. So here’s our annual reminder of what we can all do to prepare and ensure it’s one for the ages.BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER: Believe us it’ll change drastically throughout the weekend. No matter what happens, remember it’s an adventureBE KIND: to each other, to the artists, to the staff, and mostly to the large number of volunteers who make the festival happen.BE PRESENT: We’re all coming to a speck of land in the sea to commune around music. Everything else is secondary.NO EXPECTATIONS: We’re all nervous & excited, but the only certainty is that what we expect will happen, probably won’t. That’s why it’s fun.SAFTEY IS SACROSANCT: We take this part VERY seriously. In case of weather/ emergency we may make hard decisions, but safety is paramount. ALWAYS.LIVE MUSIC: Let’s face it, it’s what it’s all about. It’s our therapy, our inspiration, our coffee, our muse, our passion. And we are incredibly fortunate for the chance to share in it, together, for 3 full days.We are counting the days, hours, minutes, seconds until we see you, our extended Folk Family, until then…- Folk On

Folk: It’s that time of year again; the one week countdown is upon us. So here’s our annual reminder of what we can all do to prepare and ensure it’s one for the ages.

BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER: Believe us it’ll change drastically throughout the weekend. No matter what happens, remember it’s an adventure

BE KIND: to each other, to the artists, to the staff, and mostly to the large number of volunteers who make the festival happen.

BE PRESENT: We’re all coming to a speck of land in the sea to commune around music. Everything else is secondary.

NO EXPECTATIONS: We’re all nervous & excited, but the only certainty is that what we expect will happen, probably won’t. That’s why it’s fun.

SAFTEY IS SACROSANCT: We take this part VERY seriously. In case of weather/ emergency we may make hard decisions, but safety is paramount. ALWAYS.

LIVE MUSIC: Let’s face it, it’s what it’s all about. It’s our therapy, our inspiration, our coffee, our muse, our passion. And we are incredibly fortunate for the chance to share in it, together, for 3 full days.

We are counting the days, hours, minutes, seconds until we see you, our extended Folk Family, until then…

- Folk On

theohfficialhellos:

Throw Back Thursday to feeling the love at Free Press Summer Fest. Can’t wait to see you all on the road this summer! http://theohhellos.com/Dates

theohfficialhellos:

Throw Back Thursday to feeling the love at Free Press Summer Fest. Can’t wait to see you all on the road this summer! http://theohhellos.com/Dates

4tracking:

Shakey Graves

4tracking:

Shakey Graves

teenagelobotomies:

Deer Tick - Walls Live

I’m scratchin but im already dead

Take me down

Get me high again