It is impossible not to hear great music at the Newport Folk Festival. The first day of this year’s Festival was fantastic, with possibly the best closing set I have heard to date. Saturday’s music was at least equal to the previous day.
The day was gorgeous, blue skies with some high, wispy clouds. The temperature was moderate. All in all, a perfect day awaited as we patiently sat at the gates.
You would think I had enough music last weekend at the Newport Folk Festival that I might need a bit of a break, but you would be mistaken! I’m not sure I could ever hear too much Americana music, so I headed over to T.T. The Bear’s Place for this fabulous triple bill.
Two of the three acts I saw this night – The Deslondes and Willy Gantrim – were at Newport this year (although I did not see them except when they sat in for other sets) while Spirit Family Reunion, the headliner, was at the Festival the previous two years.
This is one show for which I had high expectations – I’d seen two of the three bands and adored the shows I saw. This sold-out show at The Sinclair surpassed my expectations!
The headliner of the show was Spirit Family Reunion. The first opener was The Deslondes and the second was Hurray for the Riff Raff. Any one of the three bands on the bill could have headlined and the audience would have been thrilled. Read the rest of this entry