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5 New Faces Of Folk
Alongside the huge names and star veterans, our broadcast of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival this weekend features an impressive slate of boundary-pushers and genre-eschewers. Here is a sampler of five of the newest and most promising faces.
Download tracks from Frank Turner, Cold Specks, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Lone Bellow and Shovels & Rope.
Watch the Lone Bellow sing beautiful, heartfelt, impeccably harmonized folk-pop songs at its Tiny Desk Concert.
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The Lone Bellow’s music has commercial cachet to spare, as the roots-pop rumble of Mumford & Sons mixes agreeably with the more emotionally resonant folk-rock belting of The Swell Season or The Civil Wars.
You may not know The Lone Bellow now, but it’s poised to make a splash next year. With a forthcoming record produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars), watch a video from the heartfelt band.