Newport Folk Festival at 60 (and 59, and 58...)
August 1, 2019 8:28 AM   Subscribe

As the Newport Folk Festival turned 60 this year (Providence Journal), Rolling Stone recapped their favorite moments, including ♀♀♀♀: The Collaboration (Dolly Parton and The Highwomen [prev], and many more!) and Kermit the frog with Jim James (audience recording). RS recapped last year, too, when Jon Batiste’s Songs for Change Singalong closed out the festival (full show from NPR), and from 2017, when there was an unannounced tribute to Bill Withers (audience recording of Grandma's Hands Band performing Lovely Day).
posted by filthy light thief (3 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like Bob Dylan plugging in at Newport Folk Festival is one of those things I'm supposed to be upset about, like them tearing down Ebbet's Field.

posted by panama joe at 8:57 AM on August 1, 2019

Another audience video of a performance mentioned in the article, here's Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive and Phish’s Trey Anastasio singing The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.”
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:39 PM on August 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

You had me at "Kermit".

Thank you for posting.
posted by cynical pinnacle at 7:20 PM on August 1, 2019

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