Monday, July 29, 2013

all the while you been steppin' out, somebody been easin' in:

A weekend that's become one of my favorite weekends of the year is the one that's now just passed - Newport Folk Festival. It's truly three days (for the first time this year) of truly wonderful talent performing in one of the most beautiful locations, in my personal opinion, of our fine country that brings people together from all around the world - including artists from all around the world. Most notably, this is a weekend full of history, most well-known being the year Dylan went electric, and the history still continues to this day with so much on-site collaboration and special moments (for instance: The Lumineers performing songs in the middle of the crowd or The Lone Bellow breaking out an all around impromptu performance of Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" with a full crowd singalong). It's just a truly magical setting.

Today's playlist is, yes, Newport themed. Sadly not everyone I love made it onto today's list (Frank Turner is so, so good), and sadly I didn't get to see all of the acts on the list either, but that's what future tour dates/Newport years are for, one can hope!

Til next year, Newport...

07.29.13 - Mixtape Monday

Brandy Alexander - Feist
Our Town - Iris DeMent
History of My Life - Blake Mills
Dimes for Nickels - J.D. McPherson
Steppin' Out - Old Crow Medicine Show
Super 8 - Jason Isbell
Something Biblical - Andrew Bird
Harlem River Blues - Justin Townes Earle
I Will Be Back One Day - Lord Huron
Dance of Love - Deer Tick
You Don't Love Me Like You Used To - The Lone Bellow
Nowhere, Massachusetts - Black Prairie
The Night Replaced the Day - Spirit Family Reunion
The Way You Laugh - Dawes
Another Country - Tift Merritt

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