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Newport Folk Fest Lineup Watch: Father John Misty

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The latest addition might not be for everyone, but bar none this will be one of the more engaging performances.

Newport Folk Fest Lineup Watch: Father John Misty

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The most recent addition to the Newport Folk Festival lineup is an artist I'm very familiar with: Father John Misty. I covered one of his shows at Mercury Lounge last May, and of all the shows I've seen before or since, I honestly can't think of anyone that tops front man J. Tillman's blend of humor, wit, honesty, bravado, and absurdity. Combine that with a performance of solid folk/psych/Americana rock music, and it was one of the more entertaining shows I saw all of last year.

Father John Misty is a far cry from the music Tillman made during his time with Fleet Foxes, and it might not be for everyone. The kind of music FJM creates is wildly eclectic. You can get a folksy jam like "Only Son of the Ladiesman" or a dark, raucous rock song in "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings."

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But once you see him perform live, one thing everyone can agree on is his presence and his individuality. J. Tillman is a pure entertainer, and his unique brand of music will certainly do that come late July up in Newport.

Tickets are almost sold out! Don't miss out on your chance to see Father John Misty and all of the other terrific acts at the Newport Folk Festival this July 27-29. Visit newportfolkfest.net for all of the information you will need to attend.

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