Newport Sessions

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NEWPORT JAZZ SESSIONS

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Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet

Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Langhorne Slim & Jay Sweet – "Life is Confusing: a talk about mental health and music"EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger. She has recorded with Lin Manuel- Miranda, Dave Brubeck,...

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Andrew Bird – "Using the Violin as a Songwriting Tool" Andrew Bird shows us how the violin, although different from a guitar or keyboard, can be an effective songwriting instrument.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Andrew Bird is an...

Jason Isbell & Chris Funk

Jason Isbell & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Jason Isbell Jason Isbell talks about his background in music, his unique style of slide guitar and provides a demonstration.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Jason Isbell is an American...

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Jason Isbell - "Sailin' Shoes" Watch Jason perform "Sailin' Shoes" by Little Feet recorded at Newport Folk.SUGGESTED SESSIONS

Celisse & Chris Funk

Celisse & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Celisse Celisse discusses her journey as a musician, from classical training to performing on Broadway, all the way to becoming an electric guitarist and performing her own music.EDUCATOR RESOURCES...

Billy Strings

Billy Strings

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Billy Strings – "Bound to Ride" Billy Strings performs "Bound to Ride" recorded at Newport Folk.SUGGESTED SESSIONS

Chris Thile & Chris Funk

Chris Thile & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Chris Thile Chris Thile speaks to his approach in playing mandolin, exercises in possibility, and the importance of practice. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Chris Thile is an American mandolinist,...

Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria

Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Joy Oladokun & Adia Victoria - “Give Me One Reason” Joy Oladokun and Adia Victoria discuss the Black women musicians who inspired them and perform a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason”.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Joy...

Rachael Price & Chris Funk

Rachael Price & Chris Funk

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY A conversation with Chris Funk & Rachael Price Rachael Price shares a singing breakthrough she made with her vocal coach and talks about the importance of vocal care. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Rachael Price is an...

Sierra Ferrell

Sierra Ferrell

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Sierra Ferrell – "Bells of Every Chapel" Sierra Ferrell performs her song "Bells Of Every Chapel"SUGGESTED SESSIONS

J.P. Harris

J.P. Harris

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY JP Harris - "The Nashville Number System" In this quick tutorial, JP Harris teaches us about The Nashville Number System, a technique that any musician interested in studio or club work should have under their belt. EDUCATOR...

Adrianne Lenker

Adrianne Lenker

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Adrianne Lenker - "Alternate Tunings" In this quick tutorial, Adrianne Lenker from Big Thief shares with us some of her favorite alternate tunings and how they have sided her songwriting.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Subject: Students will...

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Robert Ellis - "Travis Picking" Robert Ellis teaches how to play the Travis Picking guitar style using the song Spikedriver Blues. Named after country guitarist Merle Travis, the Travis picking guitar technique is achieved by...

Blues at Newport 1966

Blues at Newport 1966

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY Devil Got My Woman: Blues at Newport 1966 Shot after hours at Newport Folk in 1966 by American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, this recording features 14 performances by such blues greats as Son House, Skip James and Howlin' Wolf...

Ben Harper

Ben Harper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Ben Harper – "Instruments and Music From Around the World" For over 60 years, Ben Harper's family has owned and operated the Folk Music Center in Claremont, CA. In this video, Ben, his mother, Ellen, and staff members, Henry and...

Liz Cooper

Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Liz Cooper – "Shoot The Moon" Liz Cooper performs "Shoot The Moon" live from Fort Adams.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the...

Courtney Marie Andrews

Courtney Marie Andrews

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY Courtney Marie Andrews – "It Must Be Someone Else's Fault" Courtney Marie Andrews sings "It Must Be Someone Else's Fault" live from Fort Adams.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to...

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

< BACK TO SESSIONS LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Wonder" The Lone Bellow perform their song "Wonder".Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals Foundation will help ensure the future of our festivals...

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper - "The Songwriter's Process" Courtney and Liz have a one on one discussion breaking down each other's writing process centered around each's favorite song of the other. Includes...

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Lone Bellow - "Bringing A New Song To Your Band" Zach, Kanine, and Brian discuss how a song gets brought to the group and developed – with a focus on harmonies. Includes a performance.EDUCATOR RESOURCES SUBJECT: Zach, Kanine,...

Various Artists

Various Artists

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY "What The World Needs Now" Newport Folk artists come together as part of our 2020 Newport Folk Revival weekend.Suggested Sessions SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Your donation to Newport Festivals...

Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett

Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett

< BACK TO NEWPORT SESSIONS LIBRARY "Everything Is Free" – Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Barnett cover "Everything Is Free" by Gillian Welch for the 2020 Newport Folk Revival weekend.Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

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