10 Great Non-Headlining Acts at Newport Folk Festival 2012
By the time you read this, our staff will be headed to one of our favorite festivals of the year, The Newport Folk Festival. Aside from developing a rich history and countless memorable moments in its 53 years, the festival is still going strong in 2012 with an impressive lineup that includes big-name acts like Jackson Browne, My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine and Conor Oberst.
In celebration of this weekend’s festivities, we’re taking a look at 10 great non-headlining acts we think you should check out at the festival. Take a listen to all of the artists below, and let us know who you’re excited to see in the comment box.
1. Robert Ellis
Hometown: Houston, Texas
For Fans of: George Jones, Kris Kristofferson
Set Time: July 28, 11:35 a.m. (Quad)
Last summer, country crooner Robert Ellis released his debut album, the fantastic Photographs. Ellis’ lyrics reflect on home life and failed relationships, all in front of a backdrop of colorful slide guitars and carefully picked acoustic parts. If Photographs is any indication, Ellis is no doubt a promising new voice to look out for.—Tyler Kane
Read the full article at Paste Magazine.