Newport Folk Festival often hosts special one-off collaborations between artists, and this year was no different; members of Hiss Golden Messenger joined Justin Vernon, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff to cover Bill Withers as Grandma's Hands Band.
The fest includes 'Artists-In-Residence' which will have "an assembled cast of notable musicians [creating] an integral creative core, ready to jump in and contribute their talents to announced and unannounced performances across the entire weekend."
This week's BrooklynVegan Blog Radio show on SiriusXMU is dedicated to the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 'Day of the Dead' compilation, and includes almost every artist that performed in Wisconsin this past weekend, as well as a few tracks from that Grateful Dead tribute album.
Hiss Golden Messenger will follow 2014's great Lateness of Dancers with a new album, Heart Like a Levee, on October 7 via Merge. The album was produced by main HGM member M.C. Taylor along with Bradley Cook, and it features contributions from brothers Phil and Bradley Cook...
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