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Exclusive | Spirit Family Reunion to play Newport Folk Fest 2013

[S]pirit Family Reunion delighted fans at the Fort last year with one of the best sets of the festival. They might have even stolen the show. I couldn’t be happier to announce the fact that they’ll be returning to the grounds of Fort Adams once again this year. Spirit Family Reunion is a living, breathing, stomping embodiment of folk music. Their music is dripping with authenticity. Anyone who’s ever witnessed they’re live show will attest that they play each note with every fiber of their being. Their passion travels from their heart straight through to their instruments and you can’t…


Wishlist | Newport Folk Fest 2013 – Part One

[A]s we near the end of winter we’ll all be thinking about long hot summer days, and of course, Newport Folk Festival. It’s become the must go event of the summer for many of the music lovers in the northeast, selling out the last few years, and this year quickly selling out on early bird tickets and three day passes.  There are still tickets available, but they are being gobbled up pretty quickly, and will soon cease to exist. All of this has been done by the NFF team without any formal spending in marketing, and remarkably without actually posting a lineup.

That lack of a lineup leaves a lot of us putting our faith in those that create the festival, and well, we’d love to put our input in … because well, we’ve got this outlet and we’re always eager to spread the gospel of the bands we love. So we were thinking, of the bands we all love who would we like to see most at Newport this summer?

If you haven’t already gotten tickets, I’d suggest you do so now, before they sell out. >> Buy Tickets < <


Mixtape | Newport Folk Fest 2012

  photo from @bosconcertphoto [I]t is with great pleasure that I’m finally getting this out to you. This year’s Newport Folk Festival feels as though it was designed for me. With tons of artists that have graced this website I couldn’t be more excited for this years festival. So without further ado here’s my mixtape for this year’s fest! Sara Watkins – Long Hot Summer Days Deer Tick – Miss K. Spirit Family Reunion – When My Name Is Spoken Alabama Shakes – Hold On Robert Ellis – What’s In It For Me Jonah Tolchin – Criminal Man Joe Fletcher…


Newport Folk Fest 2012 Lineup

Last night I headed into Cambridge for the Newport Folk Festival lineup announcement and with huge anticipation building up, each artist was called out based on a rebus puzzle (example). If you were watching on the livestream, you may have seen me turn over Sharon Van Etten’s card. It was a fun way for the audience to participate as they rattled off fantastic name after name after name. It really has to be noted that the team that puts together the lineup does a damn fantastic job in doing so, major credit to Jay Sweet for pulling all the strings…

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Mixtape | Newport Folk Fest ’11 Mixtape

Newport Folk Festival is a mere 9 days away, so it might be a good time to get yourself well acquainted with the fantastic acts that will be performing at the festival.  These are my favorites from some of the artists that will be playing this year.  Hope you enjoy it. Tracklist: The Decemberists – Don’t Carry it All David Wax Museum – Born With A Broken Heart Freelance Whales – Generator ^ Second Floor The Cave Singers – Swim Club The Head and the Heart – Down in The Valley Elvis Costello – Complicated Shadows Pokey LaFarge – La…

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Newport Folk Backstage Benefit

Great news from our favorite Folk Festival, they are putting together a Backstage Benefit party backstage at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. The thought of hanging backstage for a bbq and jam session with NFF artists is a big deal and I’m super excited about this. So Check out the details below, and head over to and buy your tickets. Hey Folk Fans! Here’s your chance to become founding members of Newport Festivals Foundation! An annual membership includes an invitation to the First Annual Newport Folk Friends & Family Backstage Benefit on Saturday, July 30th from 7:30 –…

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Newport Folk Fest

If you haven’t already heard my non stop excitement for this weekend’s Newport Folk Fest, I’ll be gone for the weekend, visiting all my my favorite musicians in Rhode Island (which is neither a road, nor an island).  Have a great weekend. -kyle

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