Watch Robin Pecknold, James Mercer, & Friends Cover “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” With Judy Collins Herself

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2019 Newport Folk FestivalThis year’s Newport Folk Festival was quite eventful! Not only did country supergroup the Highwomen make their official debut performance, the fest ended with an all-star event called “I Had A Song” featuring a number of big names covering some of the best tunes ever. That’s how we got Kermit The Frog More »

Watch Kermit The Frog Play Newport Folk Fest With Jim James & Janet Weiss

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Kermit-The-Frog-Jim-James54 years ago, the big news about the Newport Folk Festival was that Bob Dylan, young messiah of the entire folk genre, plugged in an electric guitar and played a rock ‘n’ roll set. People hated it. The audience booed, and an appalled, axe-wielding Pete Seeger threatened to cut the amp chords. This year, the … More »

Watch The Highwomen Play Their First Show At Newport Folk Festival

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The HighwomenThe Highwomen are the new country supergroup team-up of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby. Their self-titled debut album is coming out in September. And today, following a brief performance at the all-star Loretta Lynn tribute concert in Nashville back in April, they played their first official show … More »

Watch St. Vincent & Doveman Cover Joni Mitchell At Newport

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St. VincentOver the weekend, St. Vincent performed at the Newport Folk Festival. Annie Clark did a stripped-down set for the Rhode Island institution, with Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett accompanying her on piano. During the set, she covered Joni Mitchell’s “Court And Spark,” off the legendary musician’s 1974 album of the same name. More »

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover Radiohead With Phoebe Bridgers

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Mumford & Sons played a surprise set at Newport Folks Festival last night, and their 15-song setlist included a cover of Radiohead’s “All I Need” with backing vocals from Phoebe Bridgers. The song is from Radiohead’s 2007 LP In Rainbows. Later in the set, Brandi Carlile joined them onstage for two songs, one of which … More »

Watch David Crosby Join Jason Isbell At Newport Folk Festival

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Jason Isbell & David CrosbyDavid Crosby may be a famous curmudgeon, but he only has good things to say about Jason Isbell. Crosby took to Twitter to express his admiration for his fellow musician earlier this year, and yesterday, during Isbell’s set at the Newport Folk Festival, the two joined forces. With a little help from Crosby, … More »