The 2015 Newport Folk Festival took place July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Photos by Rich Gastwirt. Check out our DAILY RECAPS: Friday, July 24 Saturday, July 25 Sunday, July 26 The post Newport Folk Festival 2015 In PHOTOS appeared first on Glide Magazine.
The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially began. They brought out a bunch of friends to handle the vocals for their vaudevillian bluegrass covers set, including the Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, and Hiss Golden Messenger. As Boston […]
Chicago's unanticipatedly large appetite for melted cheese and noodles has prompted the folks behind last year's first-ever Mac & Cheese Fest to expand their offerings this year for a longer, bigger festival. [ more › ]
After more than a decade's worth of monthly variety shows in Los Angeles, the Watkins Family Hour have turned themselves into a traveling band, embarking on a tour that kicked off at the Newport Folk Festival last Thursday. Stealing the show that night was the band's version of "When I Get Low I...
Bob Dylan sang about a "Million Dollar Bash" on his celebrated "Basement Tapes" recordings, and that's nearly what the 2015 Newport Folk Festival became over the weekend during a 50th anniversary salute to Dylan's historic 1965 performance.
On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival in black jeans, black boots, and a black leather jacket, carrying a Fender Stratocaster in place of his familiar acoustic guitar.The crowd shifted restlessly as he tested his tuning and was joined by a quintet of backing musicians. Show More Summary
Roger Waters and one star-studded '65 Revisited tribute make for a legendary weekend.
words and photos by Klaus Kinski Roger Waters @ Newport Folk Festival 7/24/2015 The 2015 Newport Folk Festival was definitely one for the history books. For example, this year's festival marked the 50th anniversary of when some man named Bob...
by Klaus Kinski My Morning Jacket / Tallest Man on Earth @ Newport Folk Fest 7/24/2015 The 2015 Newport Folk Festival once again took over Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI from Friday July 24 through Sunday July 26...
It takes stamina to get through day three of Newport Folk Festival. Typically it’s the most relaxed day of the weekend, no matter the lineup. The need to rush between stages to catch every set seems to have faded along with the previous...Show More Summary
The Fort Stage acted as the setting for countless standout moments on day two of Newport Folk Festival. Playing host to Jason Isbell, The Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens, the performances on the main stage were all over the place inShow More Summary
Revisit the start of a rock 'n' roll revolution.
An unannounced set by My Morning Jacket wasn't the only surprise on tap for this year's Newport Folk Festival: Exactly 50 years to the day that Bob Dylan famously "went electric" at the long-running fest, the electric guitar involved in that controversial performance – Dylan's 1964 Sunburst Fender Stratocaster – made an...
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters headlined the Newport Folk Festival last night, performing live for the first time since 2013. Newport regulars My Morning Jacket performed a surprise set earlier in the day, and they showed up to serve as Waters’ backing band. Waters opened with the live debut of a new song, “Crystal Clear Brooks,” […]
Roger Waters promised a "very special" set leading up to his first ever Newport Folk Festival performance Friday, and the bassist delivered with an all-acoustic gig that featured Pink Floyd favorites, solo cuts, three covers, a new song and a surprise backing band: My Morning Jacket. The Waterfall crew themselves were an unannounced addition to the...
Day one Newport Folk Fest attendees could not have predicted all of the surprises in store as they made their way by car, bus, bicycle and foot across the harbor to Fort Adams on such a magnificent sunny day. Around every corner, someone...Show More Summary
All-acoustic set featured performances of Pink Floyd and solo songs along with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young".
Sunday of Grey Fox has a number of the events that folks have been building up to to conclude the festival. There are the raffle drawings for the instruments, more great bands, and the giant group photo of the staff and volunteers. There is also […]
Elijah Wald’s book revisits the night in 1965 that Bob Dylan shocked Newport Folk Festival audiences — by abandoning an acoustic guitar for a Fender Stratocaster — and analyzes why it really did matter.
After more than 12 months of planning for the 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Jay Sweet just sat down in his production trailer at Rhode Island's historic Fort Adams for the first time this year. “I feel a great overwhelming sense of anxiety!” he says with a laugh over the phone. Sweet –...