Before I start, can we just talk about Nels’ guitar solo in “Impossible Germany” for a minute? I think it changed something deep inside of me, on the molecular level. That Cline is a brilliantly fearless and inventive guitar player has been well established but his 300-odd ...
Once again, the best parts of Newport Folk Festival came in the shape of a story, and Saturday's lineup treated us to some of the best.
The three day festival is officially introducing the Museum Stage as a fourth venue to accommodate the growing number of impromptu jam sessions and surprise performances and is once again hosted by Chris Funk from The Decemberists, with J. P. Harris filling in on Friday.
Do you want another dumpy white dude playing acoustic guitar and singing about his girlfriend? No, let's go far out.
Wilco and their various side projects take over the grounds of Mass MoCA once again for the fourth time, along with invited bands such as Mac DeMarco, Richard Thompson, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, Cibo Matto, and many more.
One less-obvious thread of the Jeff Tweedy narrative that too easily gets glossed over sometimes is that fact that he's a funny guy. Hilarious, even.