Damn, you guys! Before we announce who won this thing, we should take a
moment and say you guys entered the shit out of this contest. We were
super impressed with some of these entries (no, really, some of these
were like legitimate essays they were so detailed). So well done, all, everyone go
ahead and give yourself a big interwebz pat on the back.
all ya'll who'd already resigned yourselves to spending the weekend of
NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL miserable and sweltering in the city while
everyone who was faster/smarter/savvier than yourself and got their
tickets before they inevitably sold the eff out is off in Rhode Island having a
lot more fun than you: We just came into possession of
two extra Newport Folk tickets -- courtesy of Swedish shoe company and folk fest
sponsor Tretorn® -- and we're prepared to give them away.
Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon is at T.T. the Bear's tonight, and we have one pair of tickets to give away.
In last week's Phoenix, music writer Jonathan Donaldson profiled the Le Bon, writing:
"Listening to the music of the 28-year-old songwriter is pleasantly familiar . . . A cross-section of Le Bon's 2009 debut, Me Oh My, and her new follow-up, Cyrk (Control Group), reveals an interest in vintage UK folk and ominously minimal psychedelia.