Newport Folk Festival 2014 Additional Highlights

Photo by our very own Andrew Cleak

After posting our Newport Folk Festival 2014 Recap  yesterday afternoon, we quickly realized that we still had so much more to say about the best weekend of our year. We compiled a list of additional highlights from our fearless team of writers in attendance at the fest which we hope will help to sate your folkin appetite until next year.

  • Andrew Combs and Ron Gallo making the kidz bop with the crazy-catchy singalong “Emily” in the Late July Kids Tent -Caroline
  • J. Roddy Walston bringing the crowd to their feet on his soundcheck alone -Caroline 
  • Hozier taking the Harbor Stage parishioners to church early Sunday afternoon with a transcendent version of “Work Song” that featured the the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir -Andrew 
  • Tall Tall Trees breaking the toy-gun-as-a-musical-instrument barrier at NFF -Jeff 
  • Mavis Staples proving she was the undisputed Queen of the Newport Folk Festival as she celebrated her 75th birthday in style throughout the weekend -Eric 
  • Pete Seeger tributes abound throughout the weekend, even Jack White struggled to keep it together when paying tribute to the late Folk patriarch Eric 
  • Having reconstructive surgery on our faces since Rodrigo y Gabriela melted them off -Trev
  • Seeing a young girl on her father’s shoulders holding up the peace sign while Mavis sang “We Shall Overcome” -Trev 
Posted on by Eric in Newport Folk Festival Recap

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