Shock visitor appearances are, for some musicians, an indicator of competition appearances. At this yr’s Newport Folks Pageant, My Morning Jacket took that ethos to doubtlessly absurd lengths — with echoes of the time Orbital introduced the 2010 Glastonbury Music Pageant to an in depth by protecting the Physician Who theme with Matt Smith on stage.
Now, My Morning Jacket bringing high-profile friends on stage with them at Newport isn’t precisely a singular prevalence. Their 2012 set on the competition included appearances by Brittany Howard, Conor Oberst and Laura Veirs, for example. And this yr’s efficiency additionally included some heavy hitters; as Consequence reviews, each Maggie Rogers and Margo Value joined the band at numerous factors through the set, as did an precise Muppet.
Margo Value and the band lined Carole King’s “I Really feel the Earth Transfer,” whereas Maggie Rogers joined the group to cowl Fleetwood Mac’s “Say You Love Me.”
My Morning Jacket’s most up-to-date album is a self-titled effort from 2021. Writing at Allmusic, Mark Deming famous the band sounded “again in combating form and embracing their eclectic psychedelic roots rock imaginative and prescient with ardour and readability.” The band has introduced tour dates by means of November of this yr, with its One Large Vacation competition scheduled for April of 2024.
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