Deer Tick, Live In Concert Think of Newport Folk staples Deer Tick as a turbo-charged bar band, free-wheeling and versatile. The group performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
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Deer Tick, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Deer Tick In Concert

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Deer Tick performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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John McCauley's ragged roots-rock band Deer Tick has become a Newport Folk Festival staple, along with McCauley's frequent collaborators in Dawes and Delta Spirit. Think of Deer Tick as a kind of turbo-charged bar band, in terms of both creativity and energy: On last year's Negativity, it plays with the free-wheeling energy of punk and the versatility to incorporate country, blues and soul music.

Last year, McCauley played the Newport Folk Festival as a solo artist, but Deer Tick returned in 2014, recorded live on Saturday, July 26 in Newport, R.I.

Set List

  • "The Rock"
  • "The Dream's in the Ditch"
  • "Main Street"
  • "Baltimore Blues No. 1"
  • "Clownin Around"
  • "Trash"
  • "In Our Time" (Feat. Vanessa Carlton)
  • "Hey Doll"
  • "Smith Hill"
  • "Friday XIII"
  • "She's Not Spanish"
  • "Christ Jesus"
  • "Not So Dense"
  • "Ashamed"