Newport Folk Festival 2012

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THE BASICS

WHERE: Newport, RI
WHEN: July 27-29, 2012
TICKETS: $50 Friday Only
CAMPING: No
WEBSITE: Official Site

THE SCENE

Always a step ahead, the Festival cultivated a broad range of folk music, and continues to stretch the boundaries to this day. In the 1960s, there were famous performances by Johnny Cash and Howlin’ Wolf, artists usually described as representing country music and blues respectively. The festival was associated with the 1960s Blues Revival, where artists “lost” since the 1940s (e.g. Delta blues singers) were “rediscovered”. And in the 80′s and 90′s, the festival brought in reggae, rock, and indie artists to broaden the Americana landscape.

FEATURED ARTISTS

2012 LINEUP

  •  ALABAMA SHAKES
  • ANTHONY D’AMATO
  • BEN SOLLEE
  • BERKLEE CITY MUSIC CHOIR
  • BLIND PILOT
  • BROWN BIRD
  • CARL BROEMEL
  • CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES
  • CITY AND COLOUR
  • CONOR OBERST
  • DAWES
  • DEER TICK
  • ELIZABETH MITCHELL & YOU ARE MY FLOWER
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • FRANK FAIRFIELD
  • GARY CLARK JR.
  • GRAVEROBBERS
  • GUTHRIE FAMILY REUNION
  • HONEYHONEY
  • IRON & WINE
  • JACKSON BROWNE
  • JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS
  • JOEL RAFAEL
  • JONAH TOLCHIN
  • JONATHAN WILSON
  • JONNY CORNDAWG
  • MY MORNING JACKET
  • NEW MULTITUDES feat. FARRAR, JOHNSON, PARKER, & JAMES
  • OF MONSTERS AND MEN
  • PATTY GRIFFIN
  • PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
  • PUNCH BROTHERS
  • R.J. STORM & OLD SCHOOL
  • ROBERT ELLIS
  • RODRIGUEZ
  • SARA WATKINS
  • SHARON VAN ETTEN
  • SLEEPY MAN BANJO BOYS
  • SPIDER JOHN KOERNER & HIS RAG TAG BOYS
  • SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION
  • TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
  • THE APACHE RELAY
  • THE DEEP DARK WOODS
  • THE HEAD & THE HEART
  • THE KOSSOY SISTERS
  • TOM MORELLO: THE NIGHTWATCHMAN
  • TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
  • TUNE-YARDS

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