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As mentioned, Newport Folk Festival is returning this year to Fort Adams State Park from July 26 to 28, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been revealed. This year's fest includes Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James, Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats (who just announced a tour), Father John Misty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Beth Orton, John McCauley, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, Frank Turner, Black Prairie, Langhorne Slim, TIft Merritt, Spirit Family Reunion, Blake Mills, Houndmouth, Cold Specks, and others, plus more TBA.
Speaking of the Rough Trade-signed, Lumineers-like Houndmouth, you have two chances to catch them in NYC this week before they become as big as the Lumineers. They're at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (4/10) and Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday (4/11).
Full initial Newport Fest lineup below...
Newport Folk Festival -- 2013 Lineup
The Avett Brothers
The Mountain Goats
Father John Misty
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy
Justin Townes Earle
Spirit Family Reunion
Old Crow Medicine Show
Shovels and Rope
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
The Milk Carton Kids
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
The Last Bison
Joe Fletcher's Nasvhille to Newport
The Low Anthem's Newport Homegrown
Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir