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Live At Newport Folk Festival: Jay Sweet

Live At Newport Folk Festival: Jay Sweet

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global blues chart, 5th in the global interview chart and 5th in the global folk chart.

“Americana and roots music has become too complacent. What we need now is to shake ourselves from feeling comfortable and start looking at the world around us.” We’re back for a mid-season special series recorded live at Newport Folk Festival, and in this episode, Adia sits down with Newport’s Director, Jay Sweet to dig into the Black roots of folk music. The two explore how Newport can serve as a platform for uncomfortable conversations so that it can grow and evolve with the expanding landscape of folk music, and what the festival’s return means for the artists and audiences it calls family.

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