Your Newport Folk Festival Moment

Were you able to attend this year's Newport Folk Festival?  If so, did you have a "Newport" moment?  My memories of this past weekend are many, but here are a few of the standouts:

John Prine and Jim James, nearly cheek-to-cheek singing "All The Best."  I was trying to imagine what it must mean to John Prine to survive his cancer and have his songs still touch the hearts of a new generation.

Jim James and John Prine

hide captionJim James of My Morning Jacket and John Prine perform together at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

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There was also a brilliant moment when Glen Hansard was joined by The low Anthem on a Clancy Brothers tune.

I loved joining Levon Helm in the crowd singalong on Bob Dylan's "I Shall be Released;"  the sunset and the words turned the song into a spiritual tear-jerker.

There were a few backstage moments, such as the security folks trying to get Edward Sharpe on stage and finding the whole band deeply involved in a spiritual huddle.

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

hide captionEdward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros huddle together at the Newport Folk Festival.

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There was also the gathering on the fort roof at end of the night Sunday, with the band David Wax Museum fiercely rocking out on accordion, guitar and donkey's jaw bone.

And, of course, I especially enjoyed the ongoing love fest from fans sharing stories at the NPR Music tent.

Bob Boilen and fans

hide captionAll Songs Considered host Bob Boilen hangs with fans at the Newport Folk Festival.

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If you went to Newport or listened to the coverage, what was your favorite Newport moment?



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