He is perhaps the man who best defines the modern sensibility of Newport Folk.
Jim James can hold a full crowd with a simple acoustic guitar and his voice and words. But he is restlessly creative, and endlessly collaborative. In recent years, you've found him on stage with his bands My Morning Jacket and New Multitudes, and joining in with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Low Anthem, Alabama Shakes and many, many others.
He serves on the Board of the Festival, and just watching him walk though the courtyard of Fort Adams, you can see he embodies the Festival's spirit.
Jim James 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 Jim James and the other artists scheduled to appear at this year's festival, on our Newport Folk Channel, which you can stream for free!
Hear "State Of The Art" on Youtube.
Hear an interview on Youtube.
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