When your main band goes on indefinite hiatus, it allows your side project to step out of the background.
Black Prairie features a number of members of The Decemberists (including Jon Moen), with their compass pointed in more of a bluegrass direction. And taking the lead vocals is Annalisa Tornfelt of the Alaska-based band Bearfoot (hear them at Merlefest 2008).
In what should be a nice, small moment, fans should warmly greet the arrival of band member Jenny Conlee, who missed The Decemberists' 2011 performance while successfully receiving treatment for cancer.
Black Prairie 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 Black Prairie and the other artists scheduled to appear at this year's festival, on our Newport Folk Channel, which you can stream for free!
Hear "How Do You Ruin Me" on Youtube.
Hear "Nowhere Massachusetts" on Youtube.
Hear "Song The Remains The Same" on Youtube.
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