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JamBase contributor Jeffrey Greenblatt details nine of his favorite sets from the 2019 Newport Folk Festival that didn’t make headlines.
Deer Tick, Mavis Staples and Hiss Golden Messenger are among the acts performing aftershow benefits in Newport, Rhode Island during the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.
Deer Tick’s John McCauley recorded one of Courtney Marie Andrews’ songs and Andrews returned the favor.
Watch Courtney Marie Andrews join Deer Tick for a stirring rendition of Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker’s “Up Where We Belong” on Tuesday night at Rough Trade in New York City.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Deer Tick and Beirut.
Deer Tick has shared an Easter Egg-filled video for “Bluesboy” and detailed a North American tour in support of their new compilation album ‘Mayonnaise.’
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Latest Deer Tick Setlist
Deer Tick at Newport Blues Cafe
- The Dream's in the Ditch
- Me and My Man
- The Bump
- Goodbye, Dear Friend
- You're the One That I Want
- Up Where We Belong
- Look How Clean I Am
- Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)
- Return of the Grievous Angel
- Hope Is Big
- Twenty Miles
- Clownin' Around
- Lawyers, Guns and Money
- Keep Me in Your Heart
- Goodnight, Irene
About Deer Tick
From the band that’s been both accurately and inaccurately labeled just about everything this side of Top 40 comes a true-to-form rock-n-roll record. Scratch that, true-to-form is not Deer Tick’s style. Let’s start over…
Naturally, after so many years of critics praising [and making fun of] them for their “folk” and “country” sounds and hardly ever mentioning the fact that they’ve also recorded virtually dozens of other kinds of music, the band wanted to make a record that was truer to their live set (which has gained some notoriety): raw, loud, heartfelt, and completely uninterested in whatever the hell the rest of the music industry is up to. To produce this record, the band recruited the team of Adam Landry and Justin Collins, who produced McCauley’s side-project Middle Brother’s debut album. The results are unlike anything you’ve heard on a Deer Tick album, but Deer Tick achieves something that is a lot more accurate to their live sound. Distorted guitars are aplenty, guitarist Ian O’Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan take lead vocal duties for the first time on record. Man, you can practically smell the sweat and the beer! Shit, you may even hear a guitar or two break somewhere in there! It’s got a little Exile, it’s got a little In Utero, it’s got a little Nilsson Schmilsson, but it’s 100% Deer-Fucking-Tick in their purest, and most carefree form… perhaps that’s because this is the first record they’ve recorded in their home state of Rhode Island… GAH!!! No need to over-think this shit!!! Moving on…
The songs are there. The delivery is in your face. There’s no studio magic. There’s no hiding the fact that Deer Tick is just five regular dudes. This record may rattle your thoughts, and it may make you think differently about Deer Tick, but at least they didn’t make the same album four times in a row, right?
John McCauley – guitar, vocals
Ian O’Neil – guitar, vocals
Chris Ryan – bass, vocals
Rob Crowell – keys, saxophone, vocals
Dennis Ryan – drums, vocals
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.
Watch Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi join Trey Anastasio Band at Lockn’ festival 2019.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.