Newport Folk Festival celebrated its 51st anniversary this past weekend, but it also featured star-making performances from up-and-coming bands. Roaming through the festival grounds, I stopped a few of the artists for brief interviews about their Newport experiences.
Bob Crawford, bassist for the Avett Brothers, on the festival's legacy and what has distinguished his band's three Newport appearances:
More video after the jump.
Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith reflects on the
audience's intense reaction to the California country-rockers' set on
Rising bluegrass musician Sarah Jarosz, a Texas
native who attends New England Conservatory, talks about her two Newport
The David Wax Museum's David Wax and Suz Slezak discuss how they won a contest to perform at this year's event.
Liz Longley, singer-songwriter and recent Berklee College of Music grad, explains how she was probably the only artist who channeled her inner gangster rapper.
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