While Newport Folk has never remained static, and is always searching out new artists, they are also committed to keeping a link to their history. Every year, you can expect a great set from one of the fore-bearers of the Folk genre.
You can call Ramblin Jack Elliott a legendary performer. But even the folks you call legendary, don't necessarily have the tales of legend integral to music history, like Elliott does.
Listen below to hear him talk about how a chance encounter with a young student named Mick Jagger, redirected the boy's path away from school and to Rock.
Ramblin Jack Elliott comes to Newport Folk 2013, and mvyradio will be there again, participating in NPR Music's coverage. Hear performances live from the stage on mvyradio, July 26th through 28th. And watch this space for more NFF artist previews.
Hear Blake Mills and the other artists scheduled to appear at this year's festival, on our Newport Folk Channel, which you can stream for free!
See the interview on Youtube.
Hear "Don't Think Twice" on Youtube.
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