Saturday, August 1, 2009

Newport Folk Festival 1963 & Now

In 1963 Bob Dylan's star rose to the highest heights of the folk world at the Newport Folk Festival (so they say, I missed by virtue of not existing yet). Here's some pics of Dylan & others with some commentary by photographer Rowland Scherman @ NPR's All Songs Considered blog: CLICK HERE

Particularly check out photos by Scherman (and others like Barry Feinstein): CLICK HERE

Some iconic shots, to be sure.

This year's Newport Folk Festival can be streamed HERE. Artists include Iron and Wine, Neko Case, Fleet Foxes, Joan Baez, the Decemberists, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Gillian Welch, Elvis Perkins in Dearland...