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Newport Folk 2014: Sunday

by WFUV Staff
Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Fine, we were due for a little rain, but it's not stopping Team FUV, here in Newport with our friends from NPR Music. We're uploading music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and in the gallery below.

On the Fort Stage Sunday: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ages and Ages, The Berklee Gospel Choir

Of course we had to head over to the Harbor Stage to see some of that fine Hozier fella (with special guests), and get our guitar groove on with Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Quad Stage. And speaking of special guests, the turnout for Mavis Staples' 75th birthday is going to be the talk of the festival for years to come!

Newport Folk 2014: Saturday

by WFUV Staff
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

A beautiful Saturday in the park on the water, and Team FUV is here with our friends from NPR Music to upload music from the main stage, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. Photos of all the action are going onto our Flickr stream and in the gallery below. We'll keep this page updated as we go.

On the Fort Stage Saturday: Nickel Creek, Deer Tick, Shovels & Rope, Pokey LaFarge, Aoife O'Donovan

There were a couple of surprises on the Quad stage, including Austin big band The Oh Hellos, who had the place jumpin', and New Orleans guitar dynamo Benjamin Booker. Shakey Graves shook the Harbor Stage, another fine Austin representative. More to come!
 

Newport Folk 2014: Friday

by WFUV Staff
Jenny Lewis Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Team FUV is back at Fort Adams State Park to transmit molecules of music and pixels of photos across the interwebs back to New York. Friday was an absolutely beautiful day, weather-wise and otherwise. We're here with our friends from NPR Music to send home audio of the main stage sets, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. We'll keep this page updated as we go.

On the Fort Stage Friday: Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Devil Makes Three, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

We also got to run around and enjoy sets from the other three stages, with highlights from Wisconsin's Phox, our hometown friends Lake Street Dive - who brought their friend Mavis Staples out to sing "Bad Self-Portraits" - and the great Communion Records showcase on the (indoor!) Museum Stage, which included Hozier, Willy Mason and Bear's Den. See the photo gallery below for the emotion, the sweat and tears, the colorful festy getups, and a really cute dog named Annie.
 

Rita's Preview: Newport Folk Festival 2014

by Rita Houston
Ryan Adams photo by Alice Baxley

Three solid days of live performance and music discovery await us at the venerable Newport Folk Festival. The high-quality lineup — in the most beautiful setting — is what sets Newport apart on the ever-growing festival landscape. This year, the announced artists were great even before they added the big headliner names (Ryan Adams, Jack White, Norah Jones and Jeff Tweedy) — imagine, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Jenny Lewis and Jimmy Cliff all playing in the same weekend! Amazing, and we can expect collaborations for sure. Making it all even more special, Newport will honor the mighty Mavis Staples for her 75th birthday to close out the festival on Sunday evening, and I bet Norah Jones and Jeff Tweedy (and who knows who else) will be joining in that celebration. No one will be leaving Newport early.

To focus for a bit on the discovery element, for those many fans who'll be at Fort Adams this year, here are some must-see artists from my list who you may not yet be familiar with:

Friday: Phox - A new band from Wisconsin fronted by a completely engaging lead singer, and Lake Street Dive - FUV faves who are capturing more fans with each appearance.

Saturday:  Check out Willie Watson for straight up, old-fashioned country sounds and J Roddy and the Business for some driving "classic" rock; welcome Shakey Graves, a one-man band from Austin, where you've got to be really good to stand out; Lucius - New York's own highly entertaining and accomplished band bringing their harmonies to the harbor skies; and Benjamin Booker - a punky young guy from New Orleans, another place it can't be easy to make a name for yourself.

Sunday: Catch the unforgettable voice of Hozier - a poetic, powerful new artist from Ireland; and give a listen to Hurray for the Riff Raff's quirky folky sounds.

FUV at the Newport Folk Festival 2014

by WFUV Staff
photo by Alice Baxley

The Newport Folk Festival is upon us, and FUV is once again headed to Fort Adams State Park with NPR Music to bring you some of the sights and sounds. Our coverage kicks off Friday, with the opening night performance by Ryan Adams. Although the prolific songwriter has a deep catalog to draw from, we're likely in for a lot of new material as Ryan is set to release a self-titled album on September 9th. Listen in and find out, Friday at 6pm on 90.7FM or online. Then all weekend long, FUV will be at Newport's main Fort Stage, recording performances and posting them to the FUV Vault.

The National - FUV Live from Celebrate Brooklyn - 2014

by Russ Borris
Matt Berninger of The National, photo by Caroline Inzucchi

The National kicked off the first of three nights at Celebrate Brooklyn with an amazing performance in front of a sold out crowd in Prospect Park. The band ran through a nearly two hour set filled with fan favorites like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Fake Empire" while mixing in some great surprises, too. They had the crowd captivated from start to finish, and it's clear that The National have taken their live show to a whole new level.

Jack Johnson - FUV Live from Celebrate Brooklyn - 2014

by Rita Houston
Jack Johnson, photo by Deirdre Hynes

It was quite a night at Prospect Park Bandshell, as Jack Johnson and his band played in Brooklyn for the first time ever. And it was a perfect, laid-back start to a series of live broadcasts FUV will be doing from Celebrate Brooklyn this "Summer of FUV." Aside from playing songs from his latest album, To Here To Now To You, Jack treated the sold-out crowd to a setlist from all across his catalog, threw in a few covers, and invited up some special guests: Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas (who opened the show) and members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

Question of the Day: Favorite Outdoor Concert?

by Corny O'Connell

Summer is just around the corner and for music lovers in the New York area that means concerts al fresco. You can look forward to a host of outdoor shows from Central Park Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival and beyond. Got a favorite memory of an outdoor concert? Share it in the comments below and we'll spin a set of those artists after 9am.

Check out WFUV's 2014 Guide to Summer Music.

Here's what we played:

2014 Guide to Summer Music

by WFUV Staff
photo by Nina Westervelt

With festival season upon us, it's time for the annual WFUV Guide to Summer Music. We've compiled our picks for some of the best outdoor festivals throughout the New York area, and a few if you're up for a longer road trip. Wherever you're headed, keep your fingers crossed for good weather and have a blast this "Summer of FUV."