The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island is the summer music festival to go to for country and americana fans. You may debate that, but few other places mesh the rich history and vibrant future of the genre like Newport. Where else can you find John Prine and Margo Price onstage this summer? Their pairing is a fantasy pairing of songwriting and vocals, old and new, classic and timeless.
Their stripped down duet of “In Spite Of Ourselves” was the highlight of a show that included Justin Vernon, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucius, Jim James and Roger Waters.
The performance comes on the heels of big releases for both artists: Prine’s “Beyond Words: The John Prine Songbook” and Price’s surprise EP “Weakness.”