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!


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!

Read more for links to the dates and how to buy tickets.

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2012 Newport Folk Fest BBR article list.


Believe in the music!

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Links Here.


Out On The Tiles

Mike Gent of The Figgs at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 2013

Mike Gent at Club Passim, March 25, 2013.

In support of Kevin Bowe and The Okemah Prophets - Read that review here.

What do The Figgs, Graham Parker and (the) Candy Butchers have in common? Mike Gent. A fabulous guitarist, who hates technical errors, because "reverb makes him nervous." Everything he played at Club Passim was clear as a bell. Vocally, Gent is focused, with a sound as warm and dreamy as Joe Jackson, and a timeless rebel spirit, as funky as Elvis Costello. His recorded guitar work can wail like a metal shredder, but there is a lot of acoustic finger picking too. This live show was one surprise after another. A surprise to Gent as well, was his set list. Changing it mid-stream, self effacing when the lyrics trailed off, he created an atmosphere that included everyone in the room. He delighted Club Passim on a Monday night with original songs, covers and all out requests.



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