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The Devil Makes Three – “Old Number 7”

Here’s another act on the Newport Folk lineup that I’m unfamiliar with… the Santa Cruz, California based trio, The Devil Makes Three. Cool name for a band, and a fitting name somehow. Their music almost has a devilish feel to it, combining elements of blues, country, and rockabilly. This tune, “Old Number 7” is a great example of their sound:


The Devil Makes Three

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Brown Bird – “Bilgewater”

Here’s another group on the Newport Folk lineup that I’m unfamiliar with. David Lamb and MorganEve Swain are the core of Brown Bird, sometimes joined by a few other band members. Their sound is very earthy, very folk/roots with a splash of gypsy. This tune is one of their darker ones, but their music has been said to “surge in waves that often swell into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness.”

LISTEN to “Bilgewater”:
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Brown Bird

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The Head and the Heart – “Lost My Mind”

The Newport Folk lineup has been announced and it looks incredible. There are acts on there that I’ve heard of, but never checked out. So I figured I’d explore some of those acts and of course take you along with me…

The Head and the Heart is a band out of Seattle and they’ve made quite a splash with their debut self-titled album, garnering attention at SXSW, recognition from NPR, a record deal with Sub Pop, and now a slot at Newport Folk. This six-piece group that’s often compared to CSNY and the Beatles is sure to please at Newport. Beyond LOVING their band name, I also love the sound of this tune, “Lost My Mind”:

The Head and the Heart
Newport Folk 2011

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Home”

These guys drew a HUGE crowd at one of the side stages during Newport Folk 2010. CLICK HERE to stream and download their set from Newport! This large and energetic band has super fun music and is a lot of fun to watch live. Here’s the popular single from their debut album, Up From Below:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “40 Day Dream”

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on a Newport Folk project at the station and checking out some of the artists on this year’s line-up that I’m not too familiar with. These guys look like A LOT of fun live and I love this song “40 Day Dream”:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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