Newport Folk Festival Tickets
Newport Folk Festival is an American music festival which traces back its roots to 1959 and is held every year. Oscar Brand, Theodore Bikel, Albert Grossman, Pete Seeger and George Wiein are the creators behind this celebrated festival. Newport Folk Festival covers a wide range of genres; folk, country, blues, bluegrass and folk rock. In 1990s, contemporary genres were also added to the list of already existing ones while opening the door for alternative country, indie folk and folk punk. Hence, it is not only known for its profound performances and the lineup but also holds a reputation of providing a platform for the budding musicians.
Newport Folk Festival celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2009 with some of the past iconic figures stealing the show and making it a massive hit. Hence, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jon Baez, Judy Collins and Ramlin’ Jack Elliot wowed their fans with their evergreen, soulful and intense music. Since Newport Folk Festival is no stranger to promoting aspiring talent, in 2009’s festival the Decemberists, the Avette Brothers, Fleet Foxes and Neko Case also got a chance to showcase their talent. Moreover, 2010’s festival was even a bigger hit, with critically acclaimed musicians being the highlight; the utterly talented John Prine, known for his songs, Paradise, Angel from Montgomery, Illegal Smile, and Sam Stone. In addition to that, he was also referred to as "the next Bob Dylan". Levon Helm also made his presence known, a Grammy Award winner who shot to fame for his distinctive drumming style, has hit albums like Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman under his belt. The Avette Brothers, recognized for their albums; A Carolina Jubilee, Emotionalism, and Four Thieves Gone: The Robinsville Sessions, doubled the excitement of the festival. Moreover, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros were no less than others, known for their hit songs Home, Janglin, Carries On, Truth, and Kisses Over Babylon that featured in TV shows, commercials, and videos, also carved a niche for themselves in the 2010’s festival. Last but by no means least, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings also wooed the audiences by their high-energy performance. The band is renowned for delivering hits like Got a Thing on My Mind, What Have You Done For Me Lately, and I Just Dropped in to see What Condition My Condition Is In. Thus, these musicians have had a lot to do with the Newport Folk Festival’s success and accomplishment.
Newport Folk Festival of 2010 had been in the news for both; the beautiful setting and core representation of American music. SPIN Magazine lauded the festival’s range of genres and also the artists’ nostalgic performances stating that it reminded of the "rich history" of American music while referring to them as "carriers of culture". The music blog, Consequence of Sound, also praised the setting while saying that the location had distinctive features and that the scenic beauty accentuated the whole mood of the festival. However, the popularity and hype of Newport Folk Festival would be incomplete without the names Bob Gibson and Bob Dylan who did a lot in terms of introducing emerging talents, especially Joan Baez, who turned out to be a breath of fresh air for the festival. Newport Folk Festival gave her instant fame and accomplishment as soon as she became part of it. Moreover, the festival was not restricted to folk musicians only, as every performer was welcomed with open arms. However, 1960s completely wiped out the festival’s existence as it stopped running and then after a hiatus of many years it revived in 1985. Hence, it has now become one of the influential folk music festivals in the United States, and is now headed to hit the Fort Adams State Park again.
There are countless albums recorded at the Newport Folk Festival , providing its fans with an extra scoop of entertainment; The Newport Folk Festival (1953), The Kingston Trio Live At Newport, Old Time Music At Newport, Blues At Newport, Country Music and Bluegrass at Newport and Evening Concert at Newport are just a few among the list. Newport Folk Festival tickets will take you down to a journey that is reminiscent of your roots; known for its heart touching and soulful music, the forthcoming event is bound to make its fans nostalgic! Moreover, this year’s festival is hard to miss since we have My Morning Jacket and Jackson Browne among the list of headliners. Buy Newport Folk Festival tickets and experience true American music!
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