Robert Hunter To Play Newport Folk This Summer

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Here’s one we didn’t see coming –Robert Hunter is the latest addition to the Newport Folk Festival lineup. Jerry Garcia’s writing partner is set to perform on Friday, July 25 at Fort Adams in Newport, RI -the first day of this year’s three-day festival.

Hunter returned to the road last fall after spending nearly a decade off tour. “I began thinking about touring again and started working on my guitar playing,” Hunter said last year. “And the more I played the more I was reminded of the special joy that connecting with an audience brings. And I realized I missed it. It’s time to hit the road.”

Band Of Horses, The Devil Makes Three, Nickel Creek, Houndmouth, Trampled By Turtles, Mavis Staples and Hurray For The Riff Raff are among the other acts confirmed for Newport Folk ’14.

More acts will be revealed in the coming days and weeks. Tickets are on sale now but going quickly.