Newport Folk Festival 2014


I love going to concerts and seeing live music, but had never been thrilled by the idea of music festivals. One day of Governor’s Ball after a massive rain storm and I wasn’t sure the experience was worth the insanity…

But then came Newport. My friends and I bought 3-day tickets before the lineup was even announced. It was like Christmas morning everyday a new artist was added. The festival itself was so laid back and well run that the time spent away from the stages was just as enjoyable as the performances: good food, fun vendors, great views. There was even the Family Tent where artists were featured by doing short “pop-up” sets in between main stage changes.

Above is a little montage of my time at the festival, featuring a song by Ages and Ages called “No Nostalgia”. Enjoy (and go to Newport next year)!



The Wind and the Wave – “Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds cover)”


Breakfast Club anyone? Love The Wind and the Wave‘s folk spin on this classic.

The Saint Johns – “Your Head and Your Heart”


Hailing from Florida, this country folk duo settled down in Nashville to bring us this lovely sound:

Sarah Jarosz – “Mile on the Moon”

Sarah Jarosz. Photo by Scott Simontacchi courtesy Sugar Hill Records

Spellbinding, mesmerizing: these are the words that come to mind when watching this beautiful performance by Sarah Jarosz recorded by Mason Jar Music. The simple stirring of dust, catching the light that’s cascading through the windows, creates a dreamy suspended atmosphere, pulling the physical performance into the realm of the song.

Penny and Sparrow – “Brothers”


Penny and Sparrow give a soulful performance in this acoustic, intimate recording of their song Brothers. It’s the kind of song that can get you through anything if you listen to it enough times. This is for a dear friend who needs it right now.

Daughter – “Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)”

Daughter - Press Images - March 2012 - London

When I first heard Daft Punk‘s new single “Get Lucky” I wasn’t exactly moved, but somehow Daughter took this up-beat electropop song under their indie-folk wing and gave it the depth and intensity I didn’t know it had.

Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight”


Luke Sital-Singh has a voice to calm the most turbulent seas. Below is a single from the upcoming release of his second EP, Old Flint, due out April 15th.