Of course, the best thing about covering the NEWPORT FOLK FEST is that fancy-pants press pass they give you, which comes down to one thing: access. And by access we mean the Media Tent, where a fun little circle-jerk emerged right away among Boston-based music writers, bloggers, tweeters, photogs, radio weirdos, and rando others.
Day 2 of Newport Folk Fest was intense. We blasted out more than 40 tweets, twitpics, and instagrams yesterday alone, and here's a quick recap of the sights that accompanied the sounds. Above, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE set down a spirited set of Nashville-flavored Americana-folk, the son of Steve no doubt ready to impress after bailing on last year's fest after a freak hand injury (check our phlip video of "They Killed John Henry").
Phoenix videographer team Addison Post and P. Nick Curran caught Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade out on the Quad stage lawn, providing intermission entertainment between April Smith & The Great Picture Show and Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three. This might have been the tenth What Cheer performance at Newport Folk Fest, proving that while anyone can roll up and bang out a set here by the water, it takes a brass street machine to play all weekend long.