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Newport Folk Festival 2016 Recap

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Another beautiful Folk Festival weekend at Fort Adams State Park has come and gone, and though we’re sad it’s over, we can still relish all of the incredible performances we were able to see over the course of three days. Check out the highlights below while we start dreaming about next year’s lineup. Friday July 22 Basia Bulat at Quad Stage An impressive Newport debut from Basia Bulat included a 101 year old harp that she bought from ebay, rocking a …

July Spotify Playlist of the Month

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It’s hot as hell in New York City today, so what better way to take you into the weekend than with a fresh batch of hot new jams straight out of the oven. This month our playlist features new songs from 35 artists including Wye Oak, Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, The Low Anthem, Flume and even a little treat for all of you Game of Thrones fans out there (that finale though). Check out the full …

May/June Spotify Megamix

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So you’re going to judge us for not putting out a May playlist? Take it up with the cow. Don’t fret, since we still love all of you we’re back in business with our biggest playlist yet, the 70-track May/June Megamix. We had to fit so many incredible jams into one playlist so you’ll hear new ones from M&T mainstays like Har Mar Superstar, You Won’t, Frightened Rabbit, and Grey Season, mixed in with newcomers like Baba Sonya, Japanese Breakfast, The Wild …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: The 5 Most Intriguing Sets From the 2016 Lineup

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With the lineup set for this year’s festival we take a look at the 5 most intriguing sets and raise a lot of questions that will hopefully be answered next month at the Fort. Ryan Adams with The Infamous Stringdusters featuring Nicki Bluhm on Saturday July 23 Adams makes his triumphant return to the Fort, but this time with The Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm in tow. This is sure to be an interesting set mainly because Adams can be …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Villagers

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Back in 2010, while on a study abroad trip, I became slightly obsessed with Later… with Jools Holland. Instead of doing what little work was required of me during that semester (sorry Mom and Dad), I spent most of my downtime scouring the internet for videos from the late-night BBC Two show. It was during one of these trips down a YouTube rabbit hole that I discovered an unassuming, boyish solo performer who went by the name Villagers. To this day I distinctly remember …

April Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Another 50 song playlist comin’ at ya this month featuring plenty of new music to be excited about from Har Mar Superstar, Peter Bjorn and John, Deep Sea Diver, You Won’t, Soft Fangs, Great Caesar, and many many more. Check out all those artists and more on the full playlist below and remember to subscribe for new tunes every month.

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Ray LaMontagne

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Between now and July the M&T crew will be taking a close look at the lineup for this year’s Newport Folk Festival through a series of NFF Spotlight posts. Being the first artist announced for this year’s festival, we thought Ray LaMontage would be the obvious choice to kick off this year’s Spotlight series. The New England native recently released Ouroboros, the tremendous follow-up to 2014’s Supernova. Though LaMontagne is known for being very solitary in his creative process, he enlisted the help of none …

Newport Folk Festival 2016 Lineup Predictions

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The best weekend of the year is still 4+ months away, but that won’t stop us here at M&T to speculate on who will be joining what is sure to be an incredible lineup at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. The rolling lineup announcements have begun with some stellar acts already confirmed like Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Fruit Bats, The Staves, Father John Misty, and Ray LaMontagne (accompanied by My Morning Jacket minus Jim James), among others. Who else will …

March Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Did a lot of incredible music come out in the last month or is that just us? This month we’ve got a whopping 50 new tracks to share with all of you from newcomers like Kavoossi, Pinegrove, and Big Thief to indie vets like Frightened Rabbit, Bloc Party, Dr. Dog and everything in between. Check out all those artists and more on the full playlist below and remember to subscribe for new tunes every month.

February Spotify Playlist of the Month

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Another day another dollar, another month another playlist. And so the world goes. This month our playlist selections range from the raucous guitar riffs of White Denim to the effortlessly flowing verses of Anderson Paak with a little bit of everything (including Bowie) sprinkled in between. Check out all those artists and more on the full playlist below and remember to subscribe for new tunes every month.