Queer Country Goes to Newport Folk
I first experienced the Newport Folk Festival on my dad’s shoulders, impatient and sunburnt, completely unaware that I was seeing some of the most iconic folk performers of our time (The Indigo Girls! Joan Baez! Lucinda Williams! Patty Griffin!). I imagine toddler me spent most of her time running around, begging for Del’s (the signature frozen lemonade beverage of the fest) and throwing a few tantrums. That was long before the festival reached the sold out heyday it now enjoys.