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Mountain Man: Newport Folk 2011

Mountain Man performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
Shantel Mitchell for NPR
Mountain Man performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Mountain Man is significantly less burly than its name suggests: Founded at Bennington College in Vermont, the mostly a cappella trio of Molly Sarle, Amelia Meath and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig weaves its voices into a stark, reverent and unadorned sound that can be hauntingly beautiful. Tours with Jonsi and The Decemberists helped put the group on the map last year — as did a spot at the Glastonbury Festival, which preceded the release of Mountain Man's debut album — and it's just followed that breakthrough with a live set called Live at the Wiltern. Mountain Man will bring its gorgeous three-part harmonies to the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List

  • "Honey Bee"
  • "River"
  • "Animal Tracks"
  • "How'm I Down"
  • "Dog Song"
  • "Mouthwings"
  • "Arabella"
  • "Sewee Sewee"
  • "Tuesday/Loon Song"
  • "Rivers of Babylon" (Kate Bush cover)
  • "Play It Right"
  • "The Earth/How I Walk In"
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