Post by jumpinjamesbrown on Jun 13, 2013 12:01:37 GMT -5
Well he never seems to stop playing shows so maybe he was just holding out to make sure he could line everything up if he's planning on announcing dates soon. He's also getting up there in age so it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibilities that he was having some issues and just wanted to make sure he would be up to the task first.
I'm thinking they've gotta make a few additions. Last year, 42 acts played on Saturday/Sunday. This year, they've only got 35 scheduled for those two days. I'd imagine maybe 4-5 more acts being added, right?
I was thinking the same thing. Unless booking acts like Beck and The Avett Brothers cost more than booking MMJ (with Jim James on the festival board) and Jackson Browne.
I'm really (and semi-realistically) hoping for Shakey Graves, Wake Owl, Dawes, Reignwolf, and/or The Tallest Man on Earth to find their way onto the lineup. And while way more of a stretch, I'm hoping for John Fogerty, Eric Church (my guilty pop. country pleasure), or Beirut.
On a side note, I tweeted NFF today asking if they would have a .jpg version of the lineup, and they said that they are currently working on one. I would expect if there were additions, they'd be on it.
Last year they listed all the museum bands in the digital poster, this year the Low Anthem revue and the Nashville To Newport's are not, if you add up all the bands in those two sets you actually get 12 more artists which makes 47.
In regards to Beirut they have mentioned asking him each of the last three years with zero response from the Beirut camp. Also Tallest Man was also asked to come back but they said he was busy.
Post by mizvalentine on Jun 19, 2013 15:44:25 GMT -5
Heh, through the magic of facebook a friend posted this pic of me (center) and my girls at Newport Folk...FIFTEEN years ago! Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett, Donna the Buffalo, Tom Rush, Marc Cohn, Janis Ian... all for the (very pricey for me at the time!) cost of $39 for the weekend As I recall, we sat in traffic for like 5 hours to get to the park. Ben and Jerry gave a speech about recycling and I ate a lot of ice cream; their ice cream on a stick was a new invention. There weren't a ton of acts...maybe 6 per day? I got to talk to Amy Ray for like 5 seconds and I almost died...security was so lax, you could waltz right up to the backstage and talk to the artists over the fence. Can't wait to go back to Fort Adams!
This email I just received from the Low Anthem makes it seem as if they'll be playing during their curated Homegrown set!
"7/26 ~ Newport, RI - Homegrown, Newport Folk Fest @ Fort Adams Newport Homegrown will feature the finest in locally sourced sound currated by The Low Anthem playing: Low Anthem, Last Good Tooth, Vudu Sister, Roz Raskin and The Rice Cakes and Death Vessel"
The overlap of Jim James/Father John Misty/Jason Isbell is the only issue I have, but it can be worked out. Overall i'm quite pleased.
Yeah I just looked - if I were going it would be fairly clean. That JJ/FJM and the Lord Huron into the Felice Brothers overlapping with Kiwanuka would be the only ones that need work. It's a nice schedule all things considered.
Just noticed another terrible conflict for me: the congestion between Frank Turner, Houndmouth, and The Lone Bellow into Shovels and Rope. That'll be a game time decision. Love all 4 bands. I imagine 3 of the 4 will have fun high energy shows.
The Mountain Goats vs. Phosphorescent vs. Feist is kind of a terrible conflict on NFF's part. Granted, Feist is an easy decision for me, but it's kind of odd that they put all of the Pitchfork approved folk bands on that day on at the same time.
^That's sad. Still go You already bought a ticket, correct? Does that mean others on the board have a chance to snag it off of you?
I forgot that I drunkenly checked out the schedule Saturday night. I agree that this is better than last year's. There are certainly conflicts, but it wouldn't be a festival if there wasn't any. Especially a festival with a focused style of music. Mid-late afternoon on Saturday and Sunday are rough. Saturday will (hopefully) be easier as it's looking that I am going to see FJM with before MOEMS. Shovels to Jim to the end of Jason Isbell.
There's also the Nashville to Newport expanses of time to keep in mind. Some fabulous things could happen there..