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.
John McCauley’s solo set at the festival was one of the highlights of the weekend, and unsurprisingly many of his Deer Tick cohorts hung around the festival grounds that weekend, too. Watch McCauley along with Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil perform “The Dream’s In The Ditch” off of their latest album Negativity live at the Paste Ruins at Newport Folk. Sign up today for an annual membership to PASTE.COM and receive a Deer Tick/Guards split vinyl along with your purchase. You can find all the details here.
Produced by Peter Lockhart
Directed by Bill Antonucci
Cameras by Bill Antonucci, Zachary Philyaw, Brad Wagner
Audio by Bob Mallory
Lighting by Brad Wagner