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Newport Folk Festival

With limited capacity, venerable music fest will be spread across two “intimate” three-day events For more, check out: (Source)

Grace Potter, Lucius, the Decemberists also join to play Burt Bacharach tune for virtual Newport Folk event For more, check out: (Source)

Tribute performance was part of the Newport Folk Festival concert film Our Voices Together.

Roger Waters and Lucius Honor John Prine With Cover Of “Hello in There”: Watch
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Since the Newport Folk Festival, like almost every other festival, had to postpone this year’s event. But it still held a virtual livestream that featured a sweet performance of Gillian Welch‘s “Everything Is Free” by Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers on Sunday (Aug. 2). Set up in their respective homes in Los Angeles…

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Since the great songwriter John Prine died in April — and even since before Prine’s death, when the news came out that he was suffering from COVID-19 — other musicians have been showing their appreciation by covering his songs. Among Prine’s many songs, “Hello In There” has taken on a special weight. Prine wrote the…

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Three-day virtual Newport Folk Festival also included performances by Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell For more, check out: (Source)

This past weekend was supposed to be the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, the historic event that started up in Rhode Island in 1959. Back in April, though, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals were cancelled because of the pandemic. Instead, Newport staged a virtual festival this past weekend. Phoebe Bridgers, who’d originally been…

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Folk on Revival Weekend includes performances by Roger Waters, Mavis Staples, Tom Morello, among others For more, check out: (Source)

The 2020 Newport Folk and Jazz festivals have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As devastating as it is to write these words, it’s balanced with a renewed sense of, well, HOPE. It’s Rhode Island’s motto for good reason, and it’s also the feeling our festival family, constantly exudes when we come together in […]