I was a lucky (pun intended) person indeed to have traveled to Austin for Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion earlier this month. I knew artists who performed there in past years and always regretted not being there, but finally got the chance this year.
This one-day event is held in Willie’s backyard (if it can be said that a ranch was a backyard) with only 2,000 tickets sold, so everyone who attends is lucky.
The lineup for the 2019 Luck Reunion, held outside Austin, Texas during South by South West, was announced yesterday and as always it is amazing! Personal favorites include Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Langhorne Slim, Mavis Staples, and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Other artists I have yet to, but have been wanting to, see include Low Cut Connie, Billy Strings, Yola and Sunny War.
This year’s Newport Folk Festival has been ‘in the can’ for about 18 hours. I have not yet looked at my photos in depth, but wanted to get something out for those who were there as well as those who weren’t.
This year had some stellar moments as always, as I have come to expect.
I’m a relative newcomer to the Newport Folk Festival. The first year I attended was 2012 and I think it will be a part of my life for years to come.
Last year (I believe), NFF decided to do rolling announcements of the lineup rather than announcing the entire lineup at the same time. It’s part frustrating (because I want to know NOW) but mostly exciting (who’s going to be announced NEXT).