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Friday at Newport Folk Festival in Photos

[F]riday at the Folk Fest may have been a rainy day affair, but as far as opening the Festival, we had a great opportunity to get our groove on, checking out sets from Amanda “F-ing” Palmer, Phosphorescent, Blake Mills backed up by Dawes, The Milk Carton Kids, folk upstarts Kingsley Flood, Houndmouth, John McCaulley of Deer Tick and closed out the day as the sun peeked through the clouds with the Old Crow Medicine Show. Take a look at our first day in photos from our photographer, Jamie Reiley,  and let us know which show you most enjoyed.

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Best Covers of 2012

[T]he art of the cover song is one all musicians have practiced at some point in their lives, some just stick with us more than others. 2012 was filled with fantastic covers, but after a very *ahem* scientific study, the ones below were last year’s stand outs. In our minds and hearts anyway… 1. Heart of Mine (Bob Dylan) Blake Mills, Danielle Haim and Taylor Goldsmith | Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan [youtube]http://youtu.be/o5qkF18srbI[/youtube] 2. Reason to Believe (Bruce Springsteen) Adam Arcuragi | Long Distance Salvation [bandcamp track=1964161024 bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti] 3. The Weight (The Band) Wilco, Nick…

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Tonight | Blake Mills at the Wang Centre

 

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, or have been following along with me on twitter its no secret that I am enamored of guitarist virtuoso / singer / songwriter / producer slash a million other things, Blake Mills. The 25 year old Vnice based musician has already been part of a career worth of projects from Fiona Apple to Band of Horses. This guy has had his fingers in more stuff than I can keep track of. A few weeks back, Red Bull’s Soundstage put together a short documentary about Blake and its remarkable. The profiling of him has quite the cast waxing poetic on Blake’s gift. I myself have done so, but its great to see a player of his caliber be noted by the Benmont Tench’s and Tony Berg’s of the world.

Also this evening, Blake will be bringing his skills to our fair city as he opens the night at the Wang Centre for Fiona Apple, as well as playing in her band.  If you’ve got the chance, you’ve got to check this guy out.

I strongly suggest you purchase his album, Break Mirrors

Buy tickets to the show.

Check out the documentary:

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Video | Blake Mills – Hey Lover (Live)

Blake Mills – Hey Lover :: Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Concert from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. Just caught this off of a post from Rollo Grady, it’s Blake Mills performing live with Taylor and Griffin of Dawes, at the Troubadour for the 2010 Invisible Children Holiday Benefit Concert.  Being on the east coast, we’ve yet to see Blake Mills live and I’m totally drooling over this video.  It’s awesome to see him play the guitar and I’m loving the slow jam aspect to this track.  On the album version it had been a bit faster and heavier. I urge you, yet…

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My Top Albums of ’10 5 – 1

It’s near impossible to pick one top album with the massive amount of music I listened to this year but I thought I’d try to at least give you an idea of what you should grab this year before we start anew. 20 thru 16;  15 thru 11; 10 thru 6 5.  Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt As well as sharing a birthdate with me, Kristian Mattson shared with us a fantastic album in the Wild Hunt.  His acoustic folk blend  and his trademark raspy voice made this an absolute favorite of mine.  His words are sincere…

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