newport folk festival son little

Aaron Livingston (also known by his stage name Son Little), an American rhythm & blues musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will perform in Newport, R.I. on Sunday, July 24th at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival.

The entire 2016 Newport Folk Festival is being rolled out (almost) daily on their social media accounts, Son Little is the 13th act to be announced for the annual festival at Fort Adams State Park.

Read More: 2016 Newport Folk Festival Lineup

The 2016 Newport Folk Festival is now sold out and will take place at Fort Adams State Park on July 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

About Son Little:

On November 10, 2014, Livingston released his debut EP as Son Little titled Things I Forgot via Anti- Records.

On October 16, 2015, Livingston released his first full-length album with Anti-.

Son Little has collaborated with The Roots, RJD2, and Mavis Staples, whom he spoke highly of. In an interview with Sound of Boston he named Mavis Staples as one of his favorite singers; “She’s one of my favorite people, let alone favorite singer.

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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