Rock & Roots

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University of Kentucky

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It is absolutely one of the most beautiful days that Forecastle could have possibly started on, in my opinion. Although there were quite a few people in line at both entrances, at least it isn’t miserably hot…or raining.

Today’s the day! Forecastle 2013 officially starts, and we get to kick it off with a BBQ and Bourbon welcome in the media tent! After we get some pulled pork and Kentucky bourbon in our bellies, it’ll be time to start the interviews, the concerts, and the fun!

Forecastle 2013 – A preview by Amelia Stevens

fore·cas·tle  /ˈfōksəl/

Noun

A new song from Beck: I Won’t Be Long

Jul 3, 2013

 

Laura Mvula: Tiny Desk Concert

Jul 2, 2013

July 1, 2013 Squeezing Mvula's sound behind Bob Boilen's desk is no tiny task, as she acknowledges partway through this three-song set in the NPR Music offices. The U.K. singer faces the challenge by showcasing her most intimate material.

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From small country churches to the stages of the civil rights movement to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ' career has spanned more than 60 years.

The gospel legend has shown no interest in retirement. Her new album, One True Vine, is her second collaboration with 's Jeff Tweedy.

Patty Griffin: Tiny Desk Concert

Jun 26, 2013

June 24, 2013 Griffin has always had a gift for locating a song's nerve endings; for surveying her subject matter and identifying the most efficient possible pathways to listeners' emotions. At the NPR Music offices, Griffin and her band perform three songs from her new album, American Kid.
 

HERE'S the LINK...

About 25 years ago, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter were students in a Philadelphia high school and they wanted to impress a girl. So they formed a band ... which would go on to become the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop band The Roots. Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, says that for him, a musical future was preordained. As he recounts in a new memoir, Mo' Meta Blues, his father, Lee Andrews — a member of the successful 1950s doo-wop group Lee Andrews and the Hearts — groomed Questlove for show business from an early age.

 

10 Essential Items

1.) One pair of Chacos, Tevas or some other good quality Jesus-cleats

Do not pack sneakers or tennis shoes, you will not wear them. Sturdy, supportive, comfortable walking sandals are a must. This isn’t Lollapalooza, leave the Vans at home.

 

2.) A mid-sized backpack with a Camelbak

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