For the third year in a row, Paste partnered with our friends at Sennheiser to travel to Newport Folk Festival and capture unplugged performances from a variety of festival artists in a setting where fans could come be a part of the session. Even though there was music all around us, fans who showed up for the sessions were able to hear the performances clearly thanks to Sennheiser, whose wireless headphones made an appearance once again and allowed viewers to hear each song as if they were just inches away from the performance.
This summer wasn’t exactly the first festival season abuzz with glowing reviews for young musician Sarah Jarosz, whose impressive performances on mandolin, guitar and banjo alike have wowed audiences since she was a teenager. At Newport Folk this year, Jarosz continued her tradition of excellence on the big stage and brought her tender sounds to the Ruins for a smaller performance as well. Watch Jarosz perform “Build Me Up From Bones,” the title track from her latest full-length album, in the player below.
Produced by Peter Lockhart
Directed by Bill Antonucci
Cameras by Bill Antonucci, Zachary Philyaw, Brad Wagner
Audio by Bob Mallory
Lighting by Brad Wagner