And a hat. Great article by Rick Massimo in the Thursday ProJo highlighting the local acts representing at the Newport Folk Festival this weekend — The Low Anthem and Deer Tick.
At last year’s folk festival in Newport, Ben Knox Miller and the rest of The Low Anthem weren’t on stage — they were backstage, helping out with the recycling.
That place should erupt when they take the stage. Come on folkies, go a little mental! Massimo also discusses the unexpected Deer Tick/Brian Williams/Rachael Ray nexus. Impressive lineup for this weekend; folk royalty Joan Baez, 90-year-old Pete Seeger will share the bill with The Decembrists, Neko Case, Fleet Foxes. And Elvis Perkins (on Sunday) also had a Providence connection I believe (Wikipedia is down). The schedule is subject to change, but the weather looks fantastic.
George Wein’s Folk Festival 50, Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am to 7pm, Fort Adams, Harrison Avenue, Newport
The Low Anthem, Saturday, 2:10pm, third stage
Deer Tick, Sunday, 3:30pm, third stage