This year at Newport Folk I took on a massive endeavor, I decided that for my 4th year covering Newport Folk I would focus less on whats going on, on stage and more of the scenic beauty of Fort Adams and the passionate musicians that make this festival so special.
One of the Artists that I was so very excited to meet was Thao Nguyen. Thao’s music has been one of my favorite musicians since I first moved to Philly. I first heard of her when she appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk series in 2008. She was even the first musicians that I introduced to my girlfriend before we were even dating. So over the course of 6 years I have seen Thao perform 5 times, everywhere from church basements to comfy cafes with the Philadelphia Phillies fans rioting in the streets………….
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