In one of the least surprising announcements of this festival season, the Newport Folk Festival Twitter feed has just revealed that My Morning Jacket front man Jim James will return to the event this July in support of his recently released solo debut, Regions of Light and Sound of God.
James has a long history of performing at Newport Folk, not only as a solo artist but also with My Morning Jacket and New Multitudes. Newport Folk founder/producer George Wein wrote about Jim James importance to the festival for the event’s website.
Here’s a look at the Newport Folk Festival 2013 lineup thus far…
Jim James, Jason Isbell, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Spirit Family Reunion, The Lumineers, Shovels & Rope, Michael Kiwanuka, Houndmouth, The Last Bison, Andrew Bird