Plus, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam, Brandi Carlile, Moses Sumney, and more.
Newport Folk Festival
Surprise appearances, iconic covers, and one-time-only collaborations once more set Newport apart from the pack.
One of several special moments from the band’s surprise appearance at this weekend’s Newport Folk Festival.
Legends and unpredictable collaborations made this yet another NFF for the history books.
Roger Waters, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Margo Price, more join John Prine to close out Newport Folk Festival: Watch
Guest-heavy set ended with an all-hands-on-deck version of “Paradise”.
James joined Olsen for My Woman tracks “Sister” and “Those Were the Days”.
Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass & more cover Bill Withers at Newport Folk Fest: Watch
Phil Cook and members of Hurray for the Riff Raff and the Drive-By Truckers also took part.
Excerpt from new book on Newport Folk Festival details folk music’s rise in a racially tense America
The festival’s founder, George Wein, discusses race and folk music in journalist Rick Massimo’s new book.
Plus: The Avett Brothers, Jim James, Ben Gibbard, and Offa Rex, the new collaboration between The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney.
New album, Ylajali, is coming “soon.”
Pitchfork Music Festival and Newport Folk Festival taking part, too.
A year that proves expectations mean nothing when a festival is simply magic.