Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Pinegrove

Pinegrove

Newport Folk Festival 2017 is just under three months away, so what better time to kick off our annual NFF Spotlight series featuring artists from this year’s lineup. The first artist we’ll take a look at is one that will be familiar to longtime M&T readers, and at this point they’ve made a big enough splash in the deep end of the indie-folk scene that we’d be surprised if the rest of you out there haven’t heard of them either.

We first covered Pinegrove all the way back in 2012 when they sent us their debut album Meridian and were promoting a local show at All Asia (R.I.P.). Since then the band’s style has evolved and shifted to a decidedly more folk-inspired sound that we hear on last year’s breakout album Cardinal (#10 on our top albums of 2016). We know that Newport’s interpretation of “folk” has been wide-ranging in recent years, so it’s by no means a stretch that Pinegrove appears on this year’s lineup, but we’re sure that the heavy banjo on Cardinal didn’t hurt their chances.

After witnessing the band’s journey over the past five years we couldn’t be more excited to see them rock The Fort this summer. Until then get a taste of their live show via their Audiotree session below.

Posted on by Eric in Newport Folk Festival Spotlight

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