It's that time of year again y'all, I'm back from my yearly pilgrimage to Newport, RI for the infamous Newport Folk Festival. I know I talk about it in-depth each summer, but YOU GUYS... it just keeps getting better and better. Did it rain? Of course. Did we have the best time ever anyways? You bet your ass we did. This year was a special year because not only did I get to see my favorite band of ALL TIME get back together (Nickel Creek of course,) but I got to see my monster music crush, Jack White, live in person. In person an arms length away. (If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my reaction here.) Per usual, I've found so many new artists to be obsessed with and to share with you all like Noah Gundersen, Willie Watson, Phox, Rodrigo y Gabriella, The Deslondes, and Hozier as well as seeing some old favorites like Hurray For the Riff Raff, Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, Valerie June, The Milk Carton Kids, and Missouri native Pokey Lafarge. We made so many new memories, and I've bought SO many new records! The following are some of my favorite images from my trip, and a little video NPR put together about the time old tradition of NFF. It'll give you a kick. And of course, a Spotify playlist of all of the amazing artists. Until next year Newport!