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SONG: Shakey Graves

“Dearly Departed”

Alejandro Rose-Garcia is an Austin, Texas based musician who calls himself Shakey Graves. We were impressed with him at Newport Folk this past summer and now we’re loving this single from his latest album And The War Came:

Shakey Graves

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Newport Folk: Gregory Alan Isakov

“She Always Takes It Black” [LIVE]

Wow, sorry it’s been 2 weeks since my last post. Still thinking about Newport Folk Festival and all the great musical discoveries there were to witness… Gregory Alan Isakov’s music is right up my alley – beautiful folk tunes with thoughtfully crafted words.



Gregory Alan Isakov

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Newport Folk: Hozier

“Cherry Wine” [LIVE]

Alright, I’ve caught up on sleep and had a bit of time to process everything I experienced at the Newport Folk Festival last weekend. What an incredible three days of music it was!

I hadn’t heard the Irish musician known as Hozier before Newport and WOW, he’s amazing. Check this out, it’s easy to hear in this live performance…his voice is quite intoxicating:

Hozier

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NEWPORT FOLK: Gary Clark Jr.

“Bright Lights”

Well, Newport Folk is upon us – I’ll be heading down to Fort Adams tomorrow for WILCO! If you can’t make it, tune in to mvyradio for coverage of the festival…starting with a LIVE broadcast of the WILCO show tomorrow night! And now, another artist I don’t know much about who I’m looking forward to seeing…

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this young blues guitar player from Texas and I’m excited to see him live at Newport. His set is sure to be one of the more rockin’ ones.

Gary Clark Jr.
Newport Folk Festival

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NEWPORT FOLK: Sharon Van Etten

“Magic Chords”

This is one of those artists who I’ve heard SO MUCH about, but for one reason or another I’ve never explored her music. That is, I hadn’t until I saw her name on the Newport Folk lineup…and I’m very impressed with the mood and atmosphere she creates in her songs. I’m really excited to see her live at Newport!

Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Festival

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NEWPORT FOLK: Tom Morello

“Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine”

I’ve not listened to much of Tom Morello’s project as The Nightwatchman, but this tune sure gets me excited to check him out live at Newport Folk!

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Newport Folk

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NEWPORT FOLK: First Aid Kit

“Blue”

I remember hearing about First Aid Kit years ago when they caught a lot of attention on YouTube for their cover of the Fleet Foxes tune “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”. Since then, I haven’t been keeping up with the Swedish duo…but I poked around their catalog when I saw them on the Newport Folk lineup. I like most of what I heard from them, but this particular song is far and away my favorite! As always, these sisters nail the harmonies and there’s such a playfulness to the tune, despite the sad lyrics (and perfectly creepy video):

First Aid Kit
Newport Folk Festival

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