Andrew Bird returns to Newport Folk, as one of those artists who well represent the Festival's past, present and future.
Bird is well-versed in the stringed instruments that are the backbone of the original Folk Music scene, and he can evoke an old-time vibe with ease. But his modern sensibilities, including use of looping tracks, and modern, abstract approaches land him firmly in the camp of those who push the envelope of Newport Folk's sound. And his adventurousness virtually guarantees his future placement among those who belong at the Festival.
Plus, we love that he can even be a Muppet!
Andrew Bird comes to Newport Folk 2013, and mvyradio will be there again, participating in NPR Music's coverage. Hear performances live from the stage on mvyradio, July 26th through 28th. And watch this space for more NFF artist previews.
Hear Andrew Bird and the other artists scheduled to appear at this year's festival, on our Newport Folk Channel, which you can stream for free!
Hear the interview on Youtube.
Hear "Fitz And The Dizzyspells" on Youtube.
Hear Andrew Bird as a Muppet on Youtube.
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