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Photos: Freelance Whales + Delta Spirit at the Newport Folk Festival

Freelance Whales and Delta Spirit perform on the Quad Stage at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 30, 2011.
Quad Stage | July 30, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Carolina Chocolate Drops + Civil Wars + Chris Thile and Michael Daves at the Newport Folk Festival

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Civil Wars, and Chris Thile and Michael Daves perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 31, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: David Wax Museum + Brown Bird + Mountain Man at the Newport Folk Festival

David Wax Museum, Brown Bird, and Mountain Man perform at  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 31, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO AND ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Seeger Clogging Allstars + Trampled by Turtles at the Newport Folk Festival

Seeger Clogging Allstars and Trampled by Turtles perform on the Quad Stage at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Quad Stage | July 31, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Jonny Corndawg + Middle Brother + Emmylou Harris at Newport Folk Festival

Jonny Corndawg, Middle Brother, and Emmylou Harris perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Quad Stage + Fort Stage | July 31, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Gogol Bordello + Ramblin Jack Elliot + Pete Seeger at the Newport Folk Festival

Gogol Bordello, Ramblin Jack Elliot and Pete Seeger perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 30, 2011.
Fort Stage + Harbor Stage | July 30, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011


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Photos: Elvis Costello + Head & the Heart at the Newport Folk Festival

Elvis Costello and Head & the Heart perform at the Newport Folk Festival on July 31, 2011.
Harbor Stage + Fort Stage | July 31, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Tegan and Sara + Mavis Staples + The Decemberists at Newport Folk Festival

Tegan and Sara, Mavis Staples, and The Decemberists perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 30, 2011.
Quad Stage + Fort Stage | July 30, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011
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Photos: Wanda Jackson + Justin Townes Earle + M. Ward at the Newport Folk Festival

Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, and M. Ward perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Quad Stage | July 31, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011

[newportfolk exclusive] Brown Bird plays backstage + chats with the Phoenix


 A few hours after their set at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday afternoon, Providence's Brown Bird took some time to chat with the the...
By Liz Pelly  |  August 02, 2011
[newportfolk] Off-stage twitpics from Day 2: Carolina Chocolate Drops, M Ward, Brown Bird, a Lego lion

[newportfolk] Off-stage twitpics from Day 2: Carolina Chocolate Drops, M Ward, Brown Bird, a Lego lion


Of course, the best thing about covering the NEWPORT FOLK FEST is that fancy-pants press pass they give you, which comes down to one thing:...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 01, 2011


[newportfolk] On-stage twitpics from Day 2: David Wax Museum, Elvis Costello, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle...

[newportfolk] On-stage twitpics from Day 2: David Wax Museum, Elvis Costello, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle...


Day 2 of Newport Folk Fest was intense. We blasted out more than 40 tweets, twitpics, and instagrams yesterday alone, and here's a quick recap...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 01, 2011

[newportfolk] Seattle's the Head and the Heart, live from the Harbor stage


Upon the recommendation of many, I pulled myself away from Middle Brother's early introductions on the Quad (before they'd morph into a three-song Dawes set)...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 31, 2011

[newportfolk] Justin Townes Earle "They Killed John Henry," live from the Quad stage


It was no small order following Trampled By Turtles on the Quad stage this afternoon at Newport Folk -- what with their packed-out, continuously-growing crowd...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 31, 2011
M. Ward closing out the Quad stage! -lp #newportfolk  (Taken...

M. Ward closing out the Quad stage! -lp #newportfolk (Taken...


M. Ward closing out the Quad stage! -lp #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
Caught Carolina Chocolate Drops doing some press behind the...

Caught Carolina Chocolate Drops doing some press behind the...


Caught Carolina Chocolate Drops doing some press behind the media tent #newportfolk #fun -lp (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011


#newportfolk  crowd (Taken with instagram)

#newportfolk crowd (Taken with instagram)


#newportfolk crowd (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
Amos Lee on now at the Fort stage #newportfolk  (Taken with...

Amos Lee on now at the Fort stage #newportfolk (Taken with...


Amos Lee on now at the Fort stage #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
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#newport #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)


#newport #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
Trampled by Turtles playin’ the quad stage #newportfolk ...

Trampled by Turtles playin’ the quad stage #newportfolk ...


Trampled by Turtles playin’ the quad stage #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
Mountain Man setting up! Stoked to hear them play -lp...

Mountain Man setting up! Stoked to hear them play -lp...


Mountain Man setting up! Stoked to hear them play -lp #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011


According to Tao Seeger (grandson of Pete), this is first time...

According to Tao Seeger (grandson of Pete), this is first time...


According to Tao Seeger (grandson of Pete), this is first time that clogging has been featured at #newportfolk since 1967! Sounding so rad y’all. (Taken...
By  |  July 31, 2011
Seeger Clogging Allstars starting things up with some...

Seeger Clogging Allstars starting things up with some...


Seeger Clogging Allstars starting things up with some high-energy traditional Appalachian song and dance! -lp #newportfolk (Taken with instagram)
By  |  July 31, 2011
[newportfolk] Tegan and Sara played all the hits to superfan folk

[newportfolk] Tegan and Sara played all the hits to superfan folk


Considering its eclectic line-up, this year's Newport Folk Festival proves that in 2011, it's hard to define what is and is not part of "folk...
By Liz Pelly  |  July 31, 2011

[newportfolk] Ramblin' Jack Elliott talks Woody Guthrie, plays with Pete Seeger, covers Bob Dylan


 Amongst the younger acts on the line-up of Newport Folk Festival's first day -- many of which play folk-influenced music rather than purely straight-up "folk"...
By Liz Pelly  |  July 30, 2011

[newportfolk] Sky high, towering over Gogol Bordello


While Newport Folk was getting gypsy-punk'd this afternoon downm in Rhode Island, we were welcomed to the top of Fort Adams for an aerial view...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 30, 2011


[newportfolk] Going throwback with Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three


Slicked-back hair -- check. Perfectly worn-in suit? Check. Gorgeous ladyfriend straight off the pin-up? Check. Engaging, time-machine performance on the Harbor stage at this year's...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 30, 2011
[newportfolk] On-stage twitpics from Day 1: Tegan & Sara, Pokey LaFarge, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales

[newportfolk] On-stage twitpics from Day 1: Tegan & Sara, Pokey LaFarge, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales


...And here are some of NEWPORT FOLK FEST'S Day 1 highlights from on the stage. Standing out among a host of great Saturday performances were...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 30, 2011
[newportfolk] Off-stage twitpics from Day 1 at Fort Adams State Park

[newportfolk] Off-stage twitpics from Day 1 at Fort Adams State Park


Day 1 of NEWPORT FOLK FEST wrapped up just a few hours ago with a closing set on the main stage by the Decemberists, who...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 30, 2011
A clear highlight of day 1 at Newport Folk Festival today was...

A clear highlight of day 1 at Newport Folk Festival today was...


A clear highlight of day 1 at Newport Folk Festival today was Ramblin’ Jack Elliott singing “Hard Traveling” with Pete Seeger!
By  |  July 30, 2011