August 8, 2013 – 11:01 am

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Newport 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI; July 28, 2013. Excellent FM broadcast.

Look at the lineup and there is Jason Falkner on bass; and guests include Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Andrew Bird. And Beck’s between-song banter is priceless!

James Reed of The Boston Globe wrote:

The text message from a friend was incredulous: “Never thought I’d be dancing to ‘Loser’ at a folk fest.” Right? But that particular moment was the perfect example of just how far the Newport Folk Festival has come in recent years, reshaping ideas about what folk music is, who plays it, and who listens to it these days.

“Loser” was an alt-rock anthem from the early 1990s by Beck Hansen, who closed out the festival on Sunday night with a memorable performance right in line with Newport’s mission […it’s intended for the musical omnivore, the kind of fan who appreciates something old, something new].

Thanks to larryrulz who recorded the show and sharing it at Dime.

larryrulz’s notes:

This is a fantastic set. A perfect fit to close out the Festival. Dressed all in black, complete with oversize hat, Beck played the folkie perfectly. He was quite respectful of the genre, both in his performances and his interactions with the guest artists. I’m not a big fan, but this performance is just awesome. His banter between songs is worth listening to - both funny and informative. There is some background FM noise which you may find distracting during the quiet moments.

Picture by Joe Giblin, posted at - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Golden Age (8.4MB)
Track 102. Jack-Ass (6.8MB)
Track 103. Lazy Flies (4.9MB)
Track 104. It’s All In Your Mind (6.4MB)
Track 105. Already Dead (6.3MB)
Track 106. Dead Melodies (6.1MB)
Track 107. Sorry (5.0MB)
Track 108. Just Noise (6.8MB)
Track 109. Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings (6.0MB)
Track 110. Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods (7.2MB)
Track 111. Loser (10.1MB)
Track 112. Jam Session - with Andrew Bird, Annalisa Toornfelt and Chris Funk (7.8MB)
Track 113. Waiting For A Train (Jimmie Rodgers cover) - with Andrew Bird, Annalisa Toornfelt, Chris Funk and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (9.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Pay Got No Mind (4.5MB)
Track 202. America, Here’s My Boy (4.4MB)
Track 203. Go Where You Want (3.6MB)
Track 204. One Foot In The Grave (5.5MB)
Track 205. Modern Guilt (4.8MB)
Track 206. Sissyneck (5.7MB)
Track 207. Lost Cause (6.1MB)
Track 208. Sleepless Nights (The Everly Brothers cover) (4.9MB)
Track 209. Sunday Sun (8.5MB)
Track 210. comments by DJs (1.6MB)
Track 211. Where It’s At (11.3MB)
Track 212. comments by DJs (2.2MB)
Length: 1:31:38

Beck - vocals, guitar, harmonica, drum machine
Smokey Hormel - guitar, ukulele, vocals
Roger Manning, Jr. - piano, celeste, vocals
Jason Falkner - bass

guest artists:
Andrew Bird - fiddle
Annalisa Tornfelt - fiddle
Chris Funk - banjo
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot - vocals

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  1. 28 Responses to “BECK - NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2013”

  2. Bassist Tim Wright, of Pere Ubu and DNA, Died.

    By darth on Aug 8, 2013

  3. Killed by Beck?

    By Jackfan on Aug 8, 2013

  4. The singer Richie Havens?

    By Dingus on Aug 8, 2013

  5. now were talking bigo love Beck…

    By nashtheslash on Aug 8, 2013

  6. Bassist Tim Wright, of Pere Ubu and DNA, Died.

    By darth coroner to the stars on Aug 8, 2013


    By darth coroner to the stars on Aug 8, 2013

  8. a fine show, thanks bigO. beck has been one of my favorites since “loser”. so many different stylistic influences but still an original artist. plus he has a sense of humor thats sadly lacking with most “modern” bands.

    By barth on Aug 8, 2013

  9. i liked beck better when rod the mod was singing with him.

    By darth bingle on Aug 8, 2013

  10. der bingle and darthid bowie

    By darth bingle on Aug 8, 2013

  11. Outstanding! Have been on a major Beck kick recently after buying his last two stand-alone singles, “Defriended” and “I Won’t Be Long” (both highly recommended). Still one of the most original, talented, and eclectic musicians out there. Thank you again for sharing.

    By Formosa Coweater on Aug 8, 2013

  12. wow!!! awesome show! thanks ROIO!

    By stiv gators on Aug 9, 2013

  13. joan jett was fantastic on jimmy kimmel just now. she did 2 songs the 2nd of which was bad reputation.
    and things u might have seen lately or not.. include sammy hager on the 1st on leno. rod will be on leno on 29th. hugh laurie was on colbert report but he didnt play on monday the 5th. nile rodgers was on fallon on the 6th. steve martin and edie brickell were on conan on the 6th. lenny kravitz was on kelly this morning also.
    and keep eyes open for the hugh laurie on the queen mary on pbs this month. its an hour long special not to be missed.

    By darth on Aug 9, 2013

  14. hugh laurie is god.

    By derek clapton on Aug 9, 2013

  15. especially if you have a man crush on hugh laurie

    By music for like minded darths on Aug 9, 2013

  16. RIP Cowboy Jack Clement, country music legend. He was hired by Sam Phillips at Sun Studios in 1956 as a producer and engineer. He recorded the “Million Dollar Quartet” of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. It was his idea to add horns to Jonny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire”, and he wrote several songs recorded by Cash. While at RCA he helped start Charlie Pride’s career. He also produced Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Louis Armstrong, U2, and many others. His album “All I Want To Do In Life” is a fine one. Here’s a great performance by Jack at a tribute concert:

    By Dingus on Aug 9, 2013

  17. joan jett was fantastic on jimmy kimmel just now. she did 2 songs the 2nd of which was bad reputation.

    you are kidding, i know it, tongue in cheek right mate? This was so lame , that performance wouldn`t propel a fart through a cloud.
    if that was punk then punk is junk

    By jotten ronnie on Aug 9, 2013

  18. typical yank mentality thinking the rest of the world gives two tosses about joan jett or sammy hagar. there is real music goin`on about the world mate not this drivel.

    By dover cliff diver on Aug 9, 2013

  19. why would any one ruin this space about joan jett what the fuck…this is Beck glory here..

    By nashtheslash on Aug 10, 2013

  20. ps…any artwork pros here who could make a better cover front and back for this show.would love to put in a cd case.

    By nashtheslash on Aug 10, 2013

  21. exactly mate j jet is for 9 year olds and old farts who think she mattered.

    By dover cliff diver on Aug 10, 2013

  22. Thanks, but there is only one Beck and his first name is Jeff.

    By George Martini on Aug 10, 2013

  23. actually Joe Beck is a pretty damned talented guitar player as well mr. martini. If you recall Esther Phillips fabulous version of What a difference a Day Makes, the guitar was all Beck[JOE]

    By dropkick sarge on Aug 11, 2013

  24. MTV makes me wanna to shoot smack!

    By Charva on Aug 11, 2013

  25. for any of you who use dimeadozen theres another killer show of Beck on there for a download
    7/2/2013 paris france just as good as this on.jamin’ it now.

    By nashtheslash on Aug 12, 2013

  26. Track #201: Pay No Mind not Got No Mind. Guero!
    Don’t get me wrong now… Thanks for the Beck and Big-O Rules!

    By BDW on Aug 14, 2013

  27. Hello BDW

    Thanks for the feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 14, 2013

  28. Now that’s amazing customer service… Can’t say enough good things about Big O! I appreciate all the good tunes you turn everyone onto…

    By BDW on Aug 14, 2013

  29. There’s an aardvark on my shoe!

    By Formica Coatweather on Jun 4, 2017

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