This July was my first time attending the Newport Folk Festival. I was so enchanted by the event that I found it hard later to put the experience to words. Every now and then, I’ll have dreams about particular things I remember. While there were so many amazing moments throughout the weekend, below are videos of some of my favorite songs.
Not included: the instrumental at the end of Wilco’s “Impossible Germany,” Sarah Lee Guthrie joining Wilco for “California Stars,” Deer Tick covering “Fight For Your Right” at the after party, Spirit Family Reunion’s “I’ll Find a Way,” Amy Helm covering “Twilight,” the crowd member that requested “Makin’ Pies” during Patty Griffin’s set, Arlo Guthrie singing “This Land Is Your Land,” Jackson Browne joining Sara Watkins for “You and Me,” and Robert Ellis’ Paul Simon medley at the after party.
The Tallest Man on Earth “Love Is All”
First Aid Kit “Diamonds & Rust” (Joan Baez cover)
Robert Ellis “Friends Like These”
Of Monsters and Men “Mountain Sound”