Entries in Rayland Baxter (2)


Newport Folk Festival - 2013 Slide Show

The Newport Folk Festival does a great job of recognizing its illustrious history without being burdened by it. The times are always a-changing, and the festival has done a masterful job of adapting along with it.

In fact, some of the weekend’s best attended and most memorable acts hardly belong within the folk genre. Like Bombino, whose guitar playing wizardry conjures up sandstorms of hypnotic grooves; or the UK-punk rock of Frank Turner; or Trombone Shorty, who has successfully weaponized jazz and funk for mass consumption.

 The festival has broken new wave artists and expanded bands’ audiences, audiences that now stretch multiple generations. And each year sell-out crowds come to experience music that push buttons, blur borders and even inspire change - and that’s what folk music, and the Festival, is all about.

Enjoy some memorable moments from NFF 2013 in this slide show!

Photos // Adam Richert

Words // Photos // Brian Hodge


Rayland Baxter - V.V. Session - Newport, Rhode Island 

Rayland Baxter, armed with a guitar and accompanied by violinists Odessa Jorgensenn and Kristin Weber, snuck away from the stages and summer sun and down a quiet tunnel for an acoustic performance exclusively for Visible Voice. They eased into a pair of tunes that seemed to make us forget about the festival going on around us, but certainly remind us that Baxter & co. are talents worth writing home about.


Video // Adam Richert

Words and Video // Brian Hodge // Twitter

Photos // Joy Asico // Web Site Twitter

Video Editing // Brad Cordova // Email