Newport Folk Festival

Late this afternoon I had a chance to listen online to The Decemberists , the closing act for the Saturday show of the Newport Folk Festival. In the early years – the festival was formed in 1959 – it featured well-known artists Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Oops, I disgress. What was so special was that today I had a chance to hear and see today’s show. So I thought to pass on this note in hopes some of you might get a chance to hear tomorrow’s acts.

Sunday headlines include: Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and Amos Lee. You should be able to listen to the Sunday show courtesy of WFUV. They have set up a Newport Folk Fest 2011 page. If you scroll down to the bottom of that page you will see a listing of most of the Newport scheduled acts. It will take you to dozens of’s archived performances and interviews.

If you visit the Newport Folk Festival site, you can download a free 2011 Newport Folk IPHONE/IPAD/IPOD app. Enjoy the show, tomorrow and online in the future – as the shows will be archived so I hear.

Author: Michael Swayze

A retired county welfare agency administrator, who combines social work and computer skills to share information on community resources via the Internet since 1995. Active in voter engagement activities in Philadelphia, PA.

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