The Avett Brothers perform “Pretty Girl From Annapolis” in a bathroom.
Come on little gamma ray…
- Pete Seeger
Joe Kwon practicing in the hallway of the Crystal Ballroom
This is an older shot I came across from when The Avett Brothers played a benefit show at the Crystal Ballroom in August of 2010.
This year, one of the festival’s headliners is none other than Feist, whose mercurial blend of folk, pop, and rock fits beautifully alongside the festival’s ever-broadening sound, while keeping nicely with its half-century old tradition.
A legend of a band, great songs and incredibly kind folks – so it makes perfect sense that they are returning to the Newport Folk Festival.
“Listening to the ethereal songs of Cold Specks, the latest addition to the Newport Folk 2013 line-up, it’s easy to see why festival advisor, Jim James, personally chose her as his opening artist for his solo tour.”
Being at SXSW is getting us so excited for the Folk Festival this summer. And we can’t wait for Beth Orton to cross the pond to be there with us! Please welcome her to our 2013 lineup.
Strumming Along With Musician Andrew Bird
Once upon a time (the mid 90s) in a gloriously music-laden land (Chicago), a lanky, sharp-witted, sharp-featured tenderfoot (Andrew Bird) graduated from Northwestern’s acclaimed music conservatory and dove into the sea of indie rock. Inhabited by hard-edged musicians who took pride in their lack of skill and almost-affected amateurishness, it was about passion — forget technique. Live shows were supposed to be truly live, and in-concert mistakes were nothing less than standard. “Experience the sound in its raw, unadulterated form,” they’d say. And Bird — despite his “super-trained” background — fit right in, rolling with the sonic tides to the eventual mid-ocean calm of celebrated musician status.
“Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go.”
|—||Bob Dylan - 1965|
Since 2009, Kingsley Flood have been one of Boston’s hardest working bands – and certainly one of her best. Combining elements of Americana, Country and Folk, they released the 2010 full-length debut Dust Windows – and they quickly became one of the region’s most skilled (and routinely wonderful) live acts.