Here's your chance to play the Newport Folk Fest - Metro US

Here’s your chance to play the Newport Folk Fest

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
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Converse’s Boston HQ is giving three aspiring acts the chance of a lifetime in conjunction with the Newport Folk Fest on July 22-24. Winners get two-day sessions in Boston Rubber Tracks recording studio on Beverly Street, under the skillful production guidance of the Replacements guitarist Dave Minehan. The bands or artists also land a spot on the Newport Folk Fest’s Museum Stage —alongside the likes of (NBD) Norah Jones, Patti Smith, Flight of the Conchords, Ryan Adams and Alabama Shakes.

Last year’s winners included Southern synth-psych group Ancient Cities, Maine-based roots band The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Boston-bred folk trio Honeysuckle.Hopefuls have until July 11 to apply via ConverseMusic, so doctor up your band’s mission statement and clean up your social media accounts now.

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