Newport Folk Festival 2015
While we were at the Newport Folk Festival this year, we conducted about a dozen interviews with artists, which will be posted soon. But for now, here are a few of our favorite moments from the weekend.
Al Kooper playing the organ for the entire “65 Revisited” set.
Courtney Barnett played ’til her fingers bled.
Robyn Hitchcock saluting the crowd after singing “Visions of Johanna”.
Charlie Daniels of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band made a surprise appearance during the “65 Revisited” set.
Colin Meloy of the Decemberists closed out Saturday night.
Taylor Goldsmith playing Bob Dylan’s electric guitar.
Christopher Paul Stelling played an incredible set on Sunday morning to wake up the crowd.
Laura Marling was absolutely mesmerizing during her Quad stage set on Sunday.
Jim James surveying the crowd during the surprise My Morning Jacket set on Friday.
When Sufjan Stevens can sing “We’re all gonna die.” repeatedly and still leave the audience cheering, you know it was a good show.
Hozier’s soulful silhouette on Sunday.
James Taylor returned to the stage to finish up his set from 1969, which was cut short to announce the moon landing.
Leon Bridges, one of the most buzzed about performers at Newport this year.
Strand of Oaks brought some real energy to their set on Friday afternoon.
Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards singing along to Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 to close out the weekend.