One of the coolest things about the Newport Folk Festival are the frequent impromptu collaborations that occur, making the festival an artists’ affair in the truest sense of the word. Here is a trifecta of highlights from this year’s event. And in honor of the Olympics currently underway, we’re going to make it a pass the baton musical relay.
First up is Glen Hansard, joined by Elvis Costello, Jocie Adams (Arc Isis), Anthony Mulcahy and Curtis Fowlkes (The Jazz Passengers) for the Irish folk song “The Auld Triangle.” Next up is Costello, backed by by Dawes and Larkin Poe, ripping into the Costello classic “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.” Finally, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes joins Alabama Shakes for a rousing take on Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.”
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