For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol Bordello, Tegan & Sara, Mavis Staples, Felice Brothers and Freelance Whales.) LaFarge also happens to be the author of our music feature this week, in honor of tomorrow and Friday's Third Man 7" release shows at Vintage Vinyl and Off Broadway, respectively. More on Pokey and his music tomorrow right here on A to Z. The full Newport Folk Festival lineup is below.
Saturday, July 30 The Decemberists Gillian Welch Earl Scruggs Gogol Bordello Ramblin' Jack Elliott Tegan & Sara Mavis Staples The Felice Brothers Delta Spirit Freelance Whales Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three What Cheer? Brigade The Devil Makes Three Song Circle with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka & Liz Queler The Wailin' Jennys Typhoon The Ebony Hillbillies River City Extension PS22 Chorus Sunday, July 31 Emmylou Harris Elvis Costello (Solo Acoustic) Amos Lee M. Ward Wanda Jackson Carolina Chocolate Drops Middle Brother Justin Townes Earle The Secret Sisters Trampled by Turtles The Civil Wars The Head and The Heart The Cave Singers David Wax Museum Mountain Man The Seeger Clogging All-Stars BrownBird