June 23, 2007

Newport Folk Festival 2007

Hey, Northeasterners: Here's the current lineup for the Newport Folk Festival August 3-5.

Friday, August 3rd
: Linda Ronstadt :

Saturday, August 4th
: Allman Brothers Band :: North Mississippi Allstars :: John Butler Trio :: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals :: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band :: Assembly of Dust :: The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello Acoustic) :: Song Circle with Martha Wainwright, Sloan Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche :: Martha Wainwright :: Phonograph :: Vishten :: The MacKenzie Project :: Duane Andrews :

Sunday, August 5th
: Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas :: Emmylou Harris :: Amos Lee :: Alejandro Escovedo :: Carolina Chocolate Drops :: Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys :: Cheryl Wheeler :: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem :: Elvis Perkins in Dearland :: Julie Lee :: Song Swap Hazel Dickens [with Dudley Connell] & Diana Jones :: Sierra Hull & Highway 111 :

Ticket Info: Tickets at $85, $65. $50 and $30 go on sale at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 25 at the Festival box office located at 770 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island and also on line at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 888-468-7619.

Since Ronstadt has sung duets with both Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris in her long career, I wonder if she'll join them on Sunday.

I wish I lived in the neighborhood.

Posted by Linkmeister at June 23, 2007 08:25 AM | TrackBack

I went to the Newport Folk Festival forty years ago -- 1967. Saw Arlo Guthrie do Alice's Restaurant. It was a hoot.

Posted by: Mustang Bobby at June 23, 2007 12:32 PM

I'd love to have seen that.

Posted by: Linkmeister at June 23, 2007 12:36 PM

So would I.

Of course I live just across the Bay from Newport, yet am unlikely to attend, mostly because of the hassle it is to get to Fort Adams on days when the Folk Festival isn't there.

Also, since when are the Allman Brothers a folk band?

Posted by: DXMachina at June 23, 2007 01:58 PM

Gosh, could you imagine Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton singing their songs??
Three beautiful voices to fill the summer night!!!!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at June 24, 2007 01:21 AM