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Is that Rhode Island? I thought Newport was in California? Forgive me, geography is not my strong suit.


There is some sort of Folk Fest going on there in August..... you should see the line-up of talent!

"Help Gillian Welch and the Dave Rawlings Machine celebrate five decades of folk music in historic Newport, RI, Aug 1 & 2 alongside co-founder and legend Pete Seeger, The Decemberists, Joan Baez, Neko Case, Arlo Guthrie, Brett Dennen, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, Guy Clark, The Del McCoury Band, Avett Brothers, and many, many more."

Holy smoke! You guys in R.I. are some lucky lucky folks! Anyone here going to this?


I know I can't complain because I just got to see Jorma.


Hey Gillian! How about sitting down long enough to put out another album? =D>

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...Plus two of my very Favorites--

Tim Eriksen and Dirk Powell. Dirk Powell is touring with Joan Baez (?) as her backup.


I was fortunate to spend a weekend with both these guys plus Riley Baugus at an 'in depth' three day workshop. About 10 of us plus them.

(Of course, I get to see and pick a bit with Riley and Dirk at Fiddletunes this year...[-( )

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Yup, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs... Was 'in' up in the Northeast before they invented Woodstock. I guess they sort of invented music festivals. They have a jazz one too. Or did. Got my first tattoo there in the late 60s in the Navy. There was a hole in the wall bar that sold draft beer for a nickel !! Probably only 7 ounces, and an off brand. But, no one cared:) It was a time of peace and love. Not. But, yes a truly beautiful town.

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