Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty, The Lone Bellow Highlight Day Two at Newport Folk
The Avett Brothers headlined the second day of the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams Park in Newport, RI. The band played a number of their hits like “I and Love and You,” “Live and Die” and “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise,” as well as a few traditional covers like “Old Joe Clark” and “Blue Ridge Mountain Blues.”
Jim James and Trombone Shorty also held down the main stage throughout the late after noon, with Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue playing bringing one of the most energetic sets of the festival. The group brought a blast of funk to day with plenty of originals and a few New Orleans standards like “St. James Infirmary” and “Little Liza Jane.” Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers opened the main stage earlier in the day with plenty of new tunes and a take on Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good.”
Brooklyn based alt-country outfit The Lone Bellow drew a massive crowd for their early afternoon performance on the Quad Stage. The group channeled the festival’s folk spirit with a rousing rendition of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery.” Shovels and Rope and Father John Misty also played the stage, which was closed out by Colin Meloy, who covered PJ Harvey’s “Down By The Water.”
Houndmouth were joined by Dawes’ lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith for The Band’s “I Shall Be Released” for their set in the Harbor Tent. Jason Isbell and Justin Townes Earle also performed on the stage later in the day.
The Newport Folk Festival will wrap up today with sets from Beck, The Lumineers, Andrew Bird, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron and more.