Tim Eriksen at Newport Folk Festival

Tim Eriksen, known in these here parts for his stint in Cordelia’s Dad, has had a very successful
solo career
which has led him to the highly acclaimed Newport Folk Festival and two (yes, count ’em!) performances there this Sunday, August 6th. One is with a bunch of shape note singers, of which the site says:

Anyone who saw the movie “Cold Mountain” may remember a wonderful scene of a local church choir singing a strange and beautiful form of an old-time hymn. First seen in Newport during the 60’s, “shape note” singing will return to the Festival main stage on Sunday August 6, bringing back a sound and experience that cannot be equalled. The person putting this set together is Tim Eriksen, founding member of Cordelia’s Dad, who performed at the Festival in the 90’s.

Tim’s other performance at Newport is with fiddler Riley Baugus, known along with Tim for his contribution to the soundtrack of Academy Award winning film Cold Mountain.

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