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Newport Folk Fest 2011 – Day 1 in pics (Decemberists, Mavis Staples, Gogol Bordello, Tegan & Sara, Gillian Welch, more)

photos by Jim Brueckner

Mavis Staples
Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival took place in Rhode Island this past weekend (7/30-31). Day one featured performances by The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Gogol Bordello, Tegan and Sara, Gillian Welch, Mavis Staples (who was joined by Colin Meloy), The Decemberistsand others. Pictures from that day are in this post. If you missed the fest, you can listen to archives of the sets at NPR.

The Felice Brothers, who are no longer playing Truck America, added Nicole Atkins as an opener to their 9/29 Webster Hall show. Tickets are still on sale. You can also catch Nicole tonight (8/3) at Bowery Ballroom when she opens for Fountains of Wayne.

The PS22 Chorus also played day one. Pictures and videos of their set are HERE. Sallie Ford pics & video HERE. More pics from the rest of day one below…


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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

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Delta Spirit

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Gillian Welch with David Rawlings

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with Colin Meloy

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The Decemberists

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What Cheer? Brigade

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