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2011 Newport Folk Festival feat. Civil Wars & Pete Seeger

Better late than never, right? Last summer Taylor and I experienced our first Newport Folk Festival together, together with my Daughter Maddie and my Son Dylan. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of our wedding photography some of our personal imagery gets pushed aside. Seeing how the lineup for the 2012 Newport Folk Festival was recently announced, we thought this would be a good time to share our photologue of last year’s Festival. I have to say, that despite the heat both days (man, were those frozen lemonade vendors busy!), the Festival was phenomenal with MANY standouts such as The Civil Wars (check out their work on their Grammy-winning Barton Hollow album and the Hunger Games soundtrack), Brown Bird, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Mountain Man, legend Earl Scruggs (who, sadly, passed away recently) and SO many more! If you’re a music lover, the Newport Folk Fest is a must-see. And there are many genres of music represented, not just folk. One of the highlights was getting to see a folk legend, Pete Seeger, who at age 92, closed out the Festival late Sunday afternoon with 2 songs he wrote/co-wrote, Turn, Turn, Turn and Where Have All The Flowers Gone? I was able to sneak my way up fairly close to the stage for this and came away with a pretty decent video, which you can view below. Of course, you could barely turn around at the Festival without bumping into a photographer and most were, as you might expect, vying for the best vantage point around all 3 stages. We took a few shots of performers doing their thing, but besides soaking up all the incredible music and talent, we mostly enjoyed shooting some of the offstage happenings. For 2012, we hope to make it for Sunday of the Festival—we have a wedding on Saturday—but even if we can’t, we’ll never forget the wonderful time we had last summer and I know we’ll be back…

 

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  • April 21, 2012 - 1:43 pm

    Heidi and Kev - The entire time we are looking through these photos we were saying to ourselves… “MAN! I WISH WE WERE THERE WITH THEM!!”ReplyCancel

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