Sunday, July 28, 2013
“Bombino will be one of those artists that no one will know the weekend before Newport and everyone will be talking about the Monday after.
Bombino is a Tuareg guitarist, born in Niger. His guitar playing is fierce and melodic with a deep connection to the sounds that became American blues music. That’s why he’s so right for Newport, there’s tradition but with a fresh twist. His latest record, Nomad, was produced by The Black Keys’s Dan Auerbach. It’s hypnotic and danceable at the same time. I’ve seen this guy perform, it’s unforgettable. And I trust there will be more than a few of us yelling BOMBINO! As the spirit moves us.”
– Bob Boilen
Artists and schedule are subject to change.