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Newport Folk Festival 2015 Review: From Worst to Best

on July 28, 2015, 2:30am
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First Aid Kit


Fort Stage — Sunday, 3:20 p.m.

It’s a bummer that Johanna Söderberg had lost her voice prior to her appearance Sunday afternoon, because it revealed a crack in First Aid Kit’s armor: They’re just not as captivating without those sisterly harmonies. Oh sure, Klara Söderberg still has a more than incredible voice, and Johanna can still play a mean keyboard and guitar (and look stunning as she whips her hair back and forth while she does it), but “The Lion’s Roar” and “My Silver Lining” just sound better with two voices. Thankfully, the crowd was able to provide some soaring vocals of their own during closer “Emmylou”, but it’s still a shame the Swedish sisters couldn’t return to the Fort at full capacity.

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