Newport Folk Festival took place from Sunday, July 24th until Sunday, July 26th. The festival came to a close when multiple artists came together to pay tribute to Bob Dylan. The artists revisited his electric set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the renowned performance.
In 1965, Bob Dylan changed his style in music. It was shocking to all when the folk artist no longer desired to use his voice, harmonica, and acoustic guitar mix. Deciding to go electric, he performed at the Newport Folk Festival for the third time. This time, he combined worlds of folk and rock and wowed the audience with a show that would never be forgotten. The celebratory 50th anniversary surprise set was named “’65 Revisited,” and the musicians created another moment to be remembered.
“’65 Revisited” opened with song titled “Mr. Tambourine Man,” performed by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, followed by “All I Really Want to Do,” performed by Willie Watson. Dawes brought the electricity with their surprise appearance, performing “Maggie’s Farm.” When Welch, Rawlings, Dawes, and Al Kooper performed “Like a Rolling Stone,” the crowd roared and sang with the chorus. The show came to a close with the song “Rainy Day Woman,” performed by all of the artists together.
Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
“Mr. Tambourine Man” – Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
“All I Really Want to Do” – Willie Watson
“Love Minus Zero” – Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, and Willie Watson
“It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” – Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
“Maggie’s Farm” – Dawes
“Takes a Train to Cry” – Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gillian Welch, Dawes, and Al Kooper
“Tom’s Thumbs Blues” – Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gillian Welch, Dawes, Dave Rawlings, Al Kooper, Hozier, and First Aid Kit
“Outlaw Blues” – Deer Tick, Dawes, Al Kooper
“Just Like a Woman” – Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper, and Blake Mills
“Visions of Johanna” – Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper, and Robyn Hitchcock
“Sooner or Later One of Us Must Know” – Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper
“Like a Rolling Stone” – Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes, Al Kooper
“Rainy Day Woman” – All artists