Son Little is an exciting new artist whose innovative sound NPR says “touches on soul, blues, hip-hop and reggae. Samples, fuzzy guitar and simple drums work together to create an undeniable groove” and NME called his sound “pure, heart-spilled-over-the-road soul.”

Born in Los Angeles to a preacher and a teacher, as a kid Son (formerly known as Aaron Livingston) absorbed songs from dusty family records and learned saxophone and piano, though he felt more at home inventing his own language on those instruments rather than following the lesson plan. Adapt or die, as they say.

Son Little joins the lineup of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival and will play on Sunday, July 24th.

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