The 2013 Newport Folk Fest has set their dates!

Bluebirdreviews did extensive coverage of the Newport Folk Festival for 2012

and it was a blast!

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We plan to attend the event again this year and are hearing from their press team that it is already due to sell out. Yes, due to sell out, even though the event is in July and the line-up has not been announced yet!

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2012 Newport Folk Fest BBR article list.

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Believe in the music!

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Links Here.

 

Out On The Tiles

Alabama Shakes at the Newport Folk Festival 2012

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I had some directions from the Managing Editor of the Boston Blues Society, as I headed out to the Newport Folk Festival for my first time this year. "Bird, if you hear any blues out there, you have a standing order to send me a review!" I had first heard of the Alabama Shakes from one of the readers here on Bluebirdreviews. So I knew well enough to make sure I stayed in my spot, to catch this fast rapidly rising band, while the multiple stages were running their sets. You want to catch the Alabama Shakes here in the Northeast? Act fast, they've sold out the House of Blues in Boston and Terminal 5 in NYC. When I got back from Folk Fest, I sent Mr. Managing Editor of the Boston Blues Society some music from the Shakes. He said, "Why don't you tear into this one (first)."

I was at their set during sound check and the band took this very seriously. Playing everything from blues riffs to Zeppelin phrases, their warm up could have been a performance in and of itself. A fan yelled out, "We LOVE YOU BRITTANY!" She smiled and quietly went on with her work. They take their music to the ultimate note. Then a big chicken came out! This is the type of fun mayhem you should expect from the Newport Folk Festival. Silly antics, friendly people and dancing chickens, but the bottom lines always come down to quality music. thumb img_4027

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