Newport Folk Festival continues to evolve each year. Every year new artists become part of the folk family and the tradition. Artist like Shakey Graves, Hozier, First Aid Kit, and many more come back because it is a festival that thrives and prides itself on being relaxed, inviting, and all about coming together for the love of music. Last year Jack White enjoyed the festival with little to no fan fair while taking pictures with his Polaroid camera. Hozier & Jeff Tweedy both played small intimate sets at the Museum Stage for a handful of people. Square Space has taken over where Paste left of with the "ruins" series of performances. NFF hasn't lost a single ounce of what makes it such a big deal for artists to experience. It is not just another festival to most. You can't really explain "it" in words. You just have to come and take it all in to truly understand what makes this little festival so special.
Be sure to listen to both Shakey Graves and Hozier explain why Newport is more than just another festival to them at the links below the images.
Shakey taking some images with his old school Canon camera & Hozier greeting fans.