It’s pretty much all about the music Friday through next weekend around Newport, and although absolutely nothing has been confirmed, we’re wishing and hoping to see Brandi Carlile at the Folk Festival sometime over the next six days.

Meanwhile, check out her video of a commanding version of her new song “Right on Time,” performed last night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The song is from her forthcoming album, In These Silent Days, which will be released October 1 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music, the arts and more for What'sUpNewp. He is also a contributor to Providence Monthly, SO RI, Hey Rhody and The Bay magazines.
Ken DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse," a roots/folk/rock radio show every Tuesday, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM. He is a former educator in the Scituate, RI school system where he taught Social Studies for over 30 years.
Ken is presently on the board of the Rhode Island Folk Festival and Newport Live (formerly Common Fence Music), a non-profit that brings diverse musical acts to the Newport area.