Posts Tagged M. Ward

Newport Folk Festival July 30 and 31

location: Fort Adams State Park

Saturday performers:

The Decemberists

Gillian Welch

Gogol Bordello

Tegan and Sara (acoustic)

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Mavis Staples
The Felice Brothers
Delta Spirit
Freelance Whales
The Devil Makes Three
Song Circle w/ Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Liz Queler
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
River City Extension

PS22 Chorus

The Wailin’ Jennys
What Cheer? Brigade
Earl Scruggs
Ramblin Jack Elliott

Sunday performers:

EmmyLou Harris

Elvis Costello (acoustic)

Mountain Man

Amos Lee
Wanda Jackson
Middle Brother
Justin Townes Earle
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Civil Wars
Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Trampled By Turtles
The Cave Singers
The Head & The Heart

Secret Sisters

David Wax Museum
Brown Bird
The Seeger Clogging All-Stars

more info: Newport Folk Festival website

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MUSIC REVIEW: She and Him, Vol. 2

She and Him: Vol. 2 is such a throwback to the doo-wop 50s and 60s—it reminds me of the Brill Building days and the film Grace of My Heart.

Zooey Deschanel, indie film darling/ singer and newlywed to Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, sings lusciously and boldly on this one. The entire volume is sunny, bubbly and filled with sunshine and happiness. It doesn’t matter what Zooey sings. M. Ward contributes funky riffs and charged percussion to exude even more pop and pizazz.

Vol. 1 is introspective and soft, while Vol. 2 is its complete opposite. That is what makes the collaboration called She and Him so fantastic– the ability to experiment and exhibit so many different styles.

BUY Volume Two

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