For the third year in a row, Paste partnered with our friends at Sennheiser to travel to Newport Folk Festival and capture one-of-a-kind live performances in an intimate setting where fans could be a part of the performance. Fans who stopped by the Paste Ruins were able to hear the sessions as they were recorded, and thanks to wireless headphones provided by Sennheiser the sound was as clear as if the audience was right on stage.
Newport Folk may have been back in July, but we already had an inkling that Phosphorescent’s Muchacho would make our Best of 2013 list. When all was said and done, the album clinched the number one album slot and standout track “Song for Zula” was pretty high on our favorite tracks list, too. The impact this record has made on our 2013 musically makes Matthew Houck’s simple solo performance at Newport Folk all the more affecting. Watch Phosphorescent perform “Song for Zula” live at Newport Folk.
Produced by Peter Lockhart
Directed by Bill Antonucci
Cameras by Bill Antonucci, Zachary Philyaw, Brad Wagner
Audio by Bob Mallory
Lighting by Brad Wagner