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Interview: Newport Folk Festival’s Brown Bird

If it’s August, it’s time for the annual Newport Folk Festival, which draws 10,000 attendees and scores of musicians, staff and volunteers to modestly-sized Fort Adams State Park to enjoy legendary acts whose styles often soar beyond “folk” and occasionally even beyond definition. For the first time in NFF’s 52-year history, both days of the […]

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Brown Bird’s Fundraiser

The good news: Rhode Island (and Maine’s) own Brown Bird will open for Providence darlings The Low Anthem on their European tour in late January and February. The bad news: getting a quartet, their musical instruments and their clean underwear to Europe ain’t cheap. Friends have stepped up, and Brown Bird’s show tonight at The

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Is a new ‘Providence Sound’ in the works?

As Deer Tick and the Low Anthem keep writing great songs and march towards national recognition — with plaudits from critics all around — Providence is going to start to signify something a bit different to music fans: A little less new-wave and noisy, a little more “roots rock,” “pure Americana,” Waits, Dylan and Guthrie.

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The Low Anthem at Stone Soup tonight

Eric’s terrific review of The Low Anthem has proven prophetic. Since their last local show in September (I’m sure they don’t begrudge the masses for not coming out in Pawtucket that day; it was raining like hell and we caught colds), The Low Anthem has toured 10 states; been featured as emerging artists on WorldCafe,

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March 15: Low Anthem + Jesse Harris

Jeff of the Low Anthem (pictured) was wearing an ear-to-ear grin while promoting this show at Providence is Burning last Saturday. We’ll try to remember to remind you again, next week: The Low Anthem is pleased to welcome three of the best new folk songwriters to Providence, RI to join them for a concert at

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