SXSW/Newport Folk Festival 2014 Crossover Artists – OEB’s Top Picks
Operation Every Band’s virtual summer tour continues along next weekend with a trip up the coast to Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Folk Festival started in 1959 and is storied in musical history. Dylan, Baez, Seeger, Cash – these names graced Newport’s early rosters, making the seaside Fort Adams State Park hallowed ground when it comes to acoustic (and electric, once controversially) troubadours and ramblers. In 2014, the legacy continues strong with key sets from some of today’s best singer-songwriters including Ryan Adams, Jack White and Jeff Tweedy. The lineup is complemented with highlight veterans like Mavis Staples, Robert Hunter and Jimmy Cliff, a weekend that consistently delivers greatness.
For OEB, the bottom-half of this year’s lineup is where we’ll be focusing our energy this week. As always, it begins with a list of artists that showcased at SXSW this year and drew top scores from the OEB crew. The week will continue with more recommendations, worth a listen whether you are going to Newport this year or just are looking for some new bands to dig into this summer.
12:50 - Mandolin Orange – Quad Stage
1:50 – Phox – Quad Stage
2:05 - The Devil Makes Three – Fort Stage
2:40 - Noah Gundersen – Harbor Stage
11:00 - Willie Watson – Harbor Stage
11:05 - The Haden Triplets – Quad Stage
3:40 – Lucius – Harbor Stage
5:30 - Kurt Vile and the Violators – Quad Stage
11:10 - Leif Vollebekk – Quad Stage
11:30 - Ages and Ages – Fort Stage
2:45 - Hurray for the Riff Raff – Quad Stage
2:55 – Hozier – Harbor Stage