You can read more of our love for this festival through one of the many articles we wrote after our return by scrolling below to the past 7 or 8 posts! This time around instead of words we tried to capture the spirit of the festival and the Benefit BBQ through a video montage of sights, sounds, places and things to help relive our weekend excursion to the enchanting town of Newport, Rhode Island.
In addition to some of our favorite photos of the Festival, the second half of the video has some of our (until now) unpublished photos and audio from the after-festival private Backstage Benefit BBQ, a fundraiser for the Newport Festivals Foundation. Below is the video footage taken by Ady at the BBQ that the audio was taken from. The song is “I Never,” brought to the table by Joe Fletcher, who lead Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Ben Sollee and friends in an impromptu version of the song, which they worked out on the spot.
The remaining photos from the BBQ and the last few photo sets in our collection will be posted to flickr this week.
It’s begun! Photos are being added daily to our collection. As we build our library of photos, you can keep checking back to our 2012 Newport Folk Festival Collection housed on Flickr. At the moment we have photos from some very amazing live performances by Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The Apache Relay, Jonny Corndawg and Wilco to peruse. Many more sets are forthcoming and will be added to the collection as they are completed. Stories to correspond will also be posted here on this site. Check back often!