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Friday, July 15, 2011

Middle Brother at Newport Folk

July 30 & 31st - Artist Profile:

Middle Brother play the Quad Stage
Sunday July 31st. Tickets are still available.





WHO THEY ARE / BACKGROUND - The powerhouse trio of Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and John McCauley (Deer Tick) released their debut album back in March, and have just secured their rightful place as a nominee in RSL’s Early Must-Have List for 2011. It’ s a wonderfully warm and soulful folk-Americana vibe, with these three superb vocalists blending and complimenting each other’ s styles perfectly. Their first official show was just six months ago, so it’ s quite an honor for them to be invited to the Newport Folk Festival. - JULIE STOLLER

I am fairly convinced that the inclusion of Middle Brother may end up being one of the genius moves of this festival. All three core bands are moving forward with album and tour plans and there is every indication that despite being white-hot, Middle Brother is winding down as a result. Some rumors persist that this band, which began in Austin for SxSW 2010 might just play it's last note in Newport for Folk 2011. This act just happens to have one of the best albums of the year. Regardless if the set witnessed on the water July 31st is historic or just very good, it simply shouldn't be missed. Tickets for Sunday are, impossibly, somehow still available. You should be standing in front of this set. - RYAN SPAULDING


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