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Watch Jim James, Julien Baker, and The Decemberists Cover “What the World Needs Now Is Love”

Burt Bacharach Cover For Newport Folk Festival Also Features Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger, Glen Hansard, and More

Aug 04, 2020

This weekend was the finale of the entirely virtual Newport Folk Festival, aptly dubbed “Our Voices Together,” as it features upward of 20 artists covering Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The cover was led by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and music directed by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, wrapping up the week-long virtual fest. More

Watch Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free”

The track was performed for the virtual Newport Folk Festival

Aug 03, 2020

Music festivals are long gone, for now. And although we’re sad to miss out on overpriced beer and potential heat stroke, that isn’t stopping organizers from doing a virtual version of the events. This past weekend was the legendary Newport Folk Festival, and slotted for those events were contemporary singer/songwriter starlets Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Barnett. The pair decided to give fans an extra treat and covered folk luminary Gillian Welch’s “Everything is Free.” More

Aug 15, 2018

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) released a new album, God’s Favorite Customer, back in June via Sub Pop worldwide (except for Europe, where it’s on Bella Union). Now he has done a session for Spotify where he covers Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free” and performs a new synth-pop version of “Mr. Tillman.” More