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The Music Savage Show | Newport Folk Festival 2018 Recap

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show takes a fond look back my favorite time of the year… Newport Folk Festival! I open with a tribute to my best friends and festival housemates on Spring St, play you some songs from musicians and bands that were a few of the many, many highlights of the weekend, give you the new Song of the Week, “Staring Out The Window,” from Friday’s NFF performer Erika Wennerstrom, and let you take a sneak peek at our new Hot Takes post Enjoy! Playlist: Spring Street Set You Make My…

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The Music Savage Show | Newport Folk Festival 2018 Special

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show celebrates my favorite time of the year… Newport Folk Festival! Together with my fellow WMFO DJ Gabi we talk about how much we love this festival and play tons of NFF musicians from past to present. You also get a new Song of the Week, “Hard Way,” from Glorietta … who are making their festival debut in 2018. Enjoy! Playlist: Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan (Live at Newport Folk Festival 1965) Casey Jones – Mississippi John Hurt (Live at Newport Folk Festival 1963) Big River – Johnny Cash…

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Song of the Week | Glorietta – Hard Way

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the excellent new single, “Hard Way,” from the brand new supergroup Glorietta. The six-piece band have just released a couple of singles from their upcoming, self-tilted debut album due out August 24th. Glorietta are Matthew Logan Vasquez (Middle Brother, Delta Spirit), Noah Gundersen (The Courage), Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas), and Jason Blum. The band came to life last year when Vasquez traveled to my old hometown of Austin, Texas to catch a show by singer-songwriter David Ramirez. The…

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Photos + Review | Newport Folk Presents: Colter Wall + Jade Bird @ The Sinclair

There’s a certain somber delight that comes with attending a performance by Colter Wall. While the subject of the songs you’re singing along to may range from being harassed by police, to infidelity and revenge homicide, to driving your motorcycle off a mountainside, there’s a comforting feeling that even in your loneliest hour, you’re never alone and there’s always another day ahead of you. Wall, an early-twenties Canadian Cowboy whose moody, husky baritone and classic songcraft have drawn the attention of music fans from Natuashish to Nashville, rolled into Cambridge this past Sunday to croon in front of a sold-out…

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Newport Folk Festival 2017 | And So It Folkin’ Begins

HEY YOU GUY-Y-Y-Y-YS!!! Did I get your attention?  Yes, I did just open this post with the opening phrase of everyone’s favorite educational television show, The Electric Company, for no other reason than that sums up how we are feeling that our favorite time of the year is only one sleep away. We have been eagerly anticipating the music extravaganza about to unfold this weekend and have counted the days for eight thousand six hundred and eighty eight hours to the moment we are all back at the folk fort. If you have any doubt on the truth of the statement…

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Photos + Review | Chicano Batman + 79.5 + Sad Girl @ The Sinclair

Tuesdays don’t usually have much going for them. It’s just a boring, mostly ignored day of the week you pretty much just try to get through. I don’t care for Tuesdays, unless of course there is an amazing show to attend that makes you want to dance like it is Friday night. On March 28th the Music Savage gang, and a few hundred of our friends, had a particularly fantastic Tuesday because we had all day to anticipate an evening of soulful, Latino grooves with Los Angeles band Chicano Batman. The band is currently on tour in support of their fantastic new album, Freedom is Free, which…

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Newport Folk Festival ’17 Tickets on Sale

Our favorite festival (by far) is about to sell their 2017 stock tomorrow and I feel like it’s my duty to impress upon the fact that if you haven’t gone, or you are thinking about it this year that I can unequivocally say it will be worth it whether you know the lineup or not. Every single year we return to the fort to join our summer music family at the hallowed grounds of Fort Adams. It’s a place and a festival like no other, it is near and dear to our heart and we want to make sure that…

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Saturday at Newport Folk 2016 in Photos

Saturday at the Folk Fest… Remember our Friday Folk post where the discussion of cloning oneself so that you could catch all the acts came to life. Well Saturday’s lineup had me tossing and turning trying to figure out how to pull off something of this magnitude for perfect Music Savage coverage. In hindsight I should have gotten a few hours more sleep but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s get to the folkin’ amazingness that was Day 2 shall we? What we saw on the Fort Stage. Nashville troubadour Rayland Baxter kicked off the day’s performances here to an enthusiastic crowd who…

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Sunday at Newport Folk 2016 in Photos | And So It Ends

The last look back on Newport Folk is always the hardest to write because that is when the reality of it being over truly sinks in. Everyone involved lives off the festival vibes for weeks, sharing stories, posting photos, and writing reviews to keep the internet flush with memories of a weekend well spent. The bands that took the various stages on Sunday were nothing short of spectacular. Sure most of us have seen these wonderful musicians in other venues across the country, even across the world, but when each and every one of them step out from behind the curtain…

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