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    The Low Anthem to Play 50th Anniversary Newport Folk Festival

    The Low Anthem stays close to home in Rhode Island this weekend to play the state's most famous musical gathering, the Newport Folk Festival, presented by George Wein, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer. The two-day event is held at Fort Adams State Park facing the sailboats of Narragansett Bay, a stone's throw from the ferry departure point for Block Island, where the band recorded its Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, in January 2008. It's sure to be a less wintry environment when Ben, Jeff, and Jocie take the Water Side stage on Saturday afternoon.

    NPR has series of features on the festival, beginning with its earliest iteration in a report titled Newport Folk Festival: 50 Years Later, and will be broadcasting from Newport all weekend long. They've also teamed up with iTunes to offer a free 12-song sampler of music from this year's acts, including The Low Anthem's "To Ohio" off Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. For complete coverage, visit npr.org. And for the official festival site, visit folkfestival50.com.

    Ben Knox Miller spoke with the band's hometown paper, the Providence Journal, about the prospect of playing at the festival, where just last year they attended as volunteers, sorting through the recycling. Miller tells the ProJo that of all the summer festivals they find themselves playing since the release of the new album, Newport is "the one I’m probably most looking forward to." Read more at projo.com.

    The band and its musical exploration of Social Darwinism are also the subject of a feature in Boston's Glide magazine. Glide's Katie Cook takes a page from the album's subject when she concludes of The Low Anthem: "Survival of the fittest, indeed." Read the article at glidemagazine.com.

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The Low Anthem stays close to home in Rhode Island this weekend to play the state's most famous musical gathering, the Newport Folk Festival, in its 50th year. NPR has series of features on the festival and will be broadcasting from Newport all weekend long. Ben Knox Miller tells the band's hometown paper, the Providence Journal, that of all the summer festivals the band finds itself playing, Newport is "the one I’m probably most looking forward to."

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The Low Anthem stays close to home in Rhode Island this weekend to play the state's most famous musical gathering, the Newport Folk Festival, presented by George Wein, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer. The two-day event is held at Fort Adams State Park facing the sailboats of Narragansett Bay, a stone's throw from the ferry departure point for Block Island, where the band recorded its Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, in January 2008. It's sure to be a less wintry environment when Ben, Jeff, and Jocie take the Water Side stage on Saturday afternoon.

NPR has series of features on the festival, beginning with its earliest iteration in a report titled Newport Folk Festival: 50 Years Later, and will be broadcasting from Newport all weekend long. They've also teamed up with iTunes to offer a free 12-song sampler of music from this year's acts, including The Low Anthem's "To Ohio" off Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. For complete coverage, visit npr.org. And for the official festival site, visit folkfestival50.com.

Ben Knox Miller spoke with the band's hometown paper, the Providence Journal, about the prospect of playing at the festival, where just last year they attended as volunteers, sorting through the recycling. Miller tells the ProJo that of all the summer festivals they find themselves playing since the release of the new album, Newport is "the one I’m probably most looking forward to." Read more at projo.com.

The band and its musical exploration of Social Darwinism are also the subject of a feature in Boston's Glide magazine. Glide's Katie Cook takes a page from the album's subject when she concludes of The Low Anthem: "Survival of the fittest, indeed." Read the article at glidemagazine.com.

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