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Valerie June

Valerie June

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Valerie June Valerie June gives a brief overview of the history and sounds of the banjo.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Valerie June is a grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist specializing in folk, blues, Appalachian and bluegrass...

Phil Cook

Phil Cook

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Phil Cook & Chris Funk Phil Cook talks about the importance of networking and establishing partnerships within the music industry.Educator Resources Instructor: Phil Cook is an American guitarist, pianist and vocalist. He is the...

Chris Tetzeli and Jay Sweet

Chris Tetzeli and Jay Sweet

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Chris Tetzeli & Jay Sweet - Support Artists Chris Tetzeli sits down with Jay Sweet to discuss what it means to support an artist and build their career.Educator Resources Instructor: Chris Tetzeli is a veteran band manager/...

CAAMP

CAAMP

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY CAAMP & Chris Funk CAAMP sits down with Chris Funk to discuss the process of honing your craft as a musician and band.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: CAAMP is an American folk band from Ohio. To date they have released four albums....

Nathaniel Rateliff & Paul Simon

Nathaniel Rateliff & Paul Simon

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nathaniel Rateliff & Paul Simon "Graceland" Nathaniel Rateliff and Paul Simon perform "Graceland" at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival featuring The Night Sweats, Robert Ellis, and more. Suggested Sessions[related_sessions...

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Joni Mitchell – "Both Sides Now" live at Newport Folk 2022 "Both Sides Now" from Joni Mitchell's surprise Joni Jam performance at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival featuring Brandi Carlile, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith, Blake...

The Silkroad Ensemble

The Silkroad Ensemble

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY The Silkroad Ensemble – "Our Instruments and Where They Come From" Members of The Silkroad Ensemble join us backstage at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival to share the origins of their instruments.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructors: The...

Nathaniel Rateliff

Nathaniel Rateliff

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Nathaniel Rateliff – "What Does a Record Label Do?" Nathaniel Rateliff sits down backstage with Chris Funk at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival to talk about his journey with record labels.EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is...

Goose

Goose

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Goose – "Managing Success" Members of Goose sit down backstage with Chris Funk at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival to talk about how to manage success as a young band. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist,...

Béla Fleck

Béla Fleck

< NEWPORT SESSIONS VIDEO LIBRARY Béla Fleck – "A Banjo Crashcourse" Béla Fleck joins Chris Funk backstage at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival to talk through banjo fundamentals. EDUCATOR RESOURCES Instructor: Grace Kelly is a saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger....

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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