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Newport Folk Fest Live Stream Recap: Roger Waters & Lucius covered John Prine while Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers covered Gillian Welch

Lollapalooza wasn't the only festival to pivot and bring their 2020 festival to the airwaves and web - the Newport Folk Festival also offered a livestream festival this past weekend -  July 31 - August 2 - the same weekend the 2020 edition was scheduled to take place.  

 

On Sunday - the festival organizers offered  a free screening of the new concert documentary Our Voices Together on YouTube, featuring  some never-seen-before performances.  

 

Highlighting the film - Roger Waters & Lucius collaborating once again to cover the late John Prine's "Hello in There" (Waters and Lucius performed with Prine at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival) which Roger recalls as "Precious memories" 

 

"Hello in There" (John Prine cover w/ Lucius)

 

 

Another amazing collaboration from the film featured Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers coming together from different parts of the world (Melbourne, Australia and Los Angeles) to cover Gillian Welch's 2001 song "Everything is Free."

 

Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers - Everything Is Free (Gillian Welch cover)