Horse Feathers In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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Shantel Mitchell for NPR
Horse Feathers
Shantel Mitchell for NPR

Set List

Working Poor

Dust Bowl

Belly Of June

Starving Robins

Mother

Finch On Saturday

Helen

Cascades

Curs In The Weeds

Falling

Orphan Girl

Heathen’s Kiss

At first blush, Horse Feathers might seem like the prototypical purveyor of ineffectual beard-folk, complete with a stirring string section. But two factors elevate the band to greatness: 1) That is a hell of a stirring string section, which helps Horse Feathers achieve rare exquisiteness; and 2) singer Justin Ringle knows how to use his warm, kind tenor to mask powerful lyrics about dark secrets and bruised souls. Hear Horse Feathers perform songs from this year's excellent Thistled Spring live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

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