As has been the tradition ever since Bob Dylan plugged in his electric guitar in Rhode Island like two bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival has embraced more musical genres than its name would imply. This year's get-together at Fort Adams State Park welcomed such diverse acts as Jimmy Cliff, Jack White, Benjamin Booker (who seemed to really intrigue Jack White) and Lucius. Selene Angier took in the sounds and brought back the sights.
Newport Folk Festival: Photo gallery of 35 moments that rocked
As has been the tradition since Bob Dylan plugged in a bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival embraces more musical genres than its name implies.