Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Saturday, July 27, 2013
“When Joe Strummer died back in 2002, he left a gigantic hole in the world of music. Discovering Frank Turner was the closest I’ve come to filling that void in my own listening. The lyrics are skeptical without being hopeless, earnest only about things that are worth feeling deeply for. He got his start playing punk music, and now that he’s armed with an acoustic guitar, his music still bleeds that same punk ethos.
Recalling all the great protest singers from Woody Guthrie to Billy Bragg, he’s a perfect fit for The Newport Folk Festival. His songs are folk songs, sung with a fiery passion. He’s going to make some new fans in Rhode Island this year.”
– Josh Jackson
Artists and schedule are subject to change.