As the late Abraham Lincoln once said “If I’m not on social media, tis ‘cause I am doing good things”. Something that was certainly true for me this weekend at the Newport Folk Fest. Three incredible days of music, friendship, hard work, laughter and a whole collection of tintypes that I’m extremely proud of.
I really can’t thank the people who made this happen enough, my assistants Laura and Allison, Jessica and your fantastic Squarespace crew and Squarespace itself for giving me the studio of my dreams and the weekend of a lifetime. And of course the Newport Folk Fest, I’ve been to a lot of shows but this one completely set the bar for what a festival should be, a temporary community of love and fellowship.
Musicians, I love ya’ll. Thank you for taking the time to come into my studio and sharing your stories of the road. As someone who’s spent the past six months on the road I feel like perhaps you understand the same joys and fears that I do hurtling around this great land in your busses, vans and airplanes (for you big time bastards).
Here are just a few of my favorite images from the weekend. A full gallery goes up tonight.