Words // Scott Pingeton
Six months ago I was counting down the days to another Newport Folk Festival...and our Newport Nightcap afterparty. Putting together a lineup of four fantastic artists, organizing beer sponsorships, ticket sales, lighting/sound, coordinating with a venue ill-equipped for an event of its size and everything else that went into the party (not to mention holding down a demanding day job) was tough. But ultimately so so worth it. The party was a huge success - great music, a HOT, packed, sold-out venue and even a little mention in Billboard magazine for our troubles. It was a ton of fun for me personally and hopefully for everyone that could make it.
After Newport weekend we wrapped up our coverage of the festival, but what seemingly got lost in shuffle was coverage of the Nightcap. I was too busy to take photos or video, and only managed to get recordings of two of the four bands. Then just a few days ago, the good folks and Kitchen Sessions sent over some incredible videos shot that night - I didn't even know these existed! The audio is a little inconsistent, but I think these show what an incredible night it was. Great memories.
Vikesh Kapoor - Mack The Knife
Pearl And The Beard - Sweetness
Swear And Shake - Johnnie
Kingsley Flood - I Don't Wanna Go Home