Elvis Perkins: Newport Folk 2010
Elvis Perkins had long planned to attend this year's Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. After performing there last year, he contacted festival organizers about tickets to attend as a spectator, but they replied with an unexpected request: Justin Townes Earle had just suffered a hand injury requiring stitches and opted out of the festival, so could Perkins and his band Dearland take Earle's place? A storyteller with a flair for narratives that traverse unexpected terrain — last year's Doomsday EP features an epic tale of zombies titled "Stay Zombie Stay" — Perkins continues to face down demons, both real and imagined.
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