decided to do things a bit differently this year. After selling out the two-day festival three and half months early, and company decided to add Wilco to the list of performers with an extra night at just for them to headline, it also featured and as openers. It may have rained midway through the night, but it let up just in time for and the gang to take the stage. Their stage set up and was magical and one of the most memorable moments of the entire weekend. I heard from multiple attendees, including one who flew in from South Dakota just for themselves that this was one of the best sets they’ve seen in a long time.

Wilco @ Newport Folk 2012 Setlist:

1. Christ for President
2. Art of Almost
3. I Might
4. Poor Places
5. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
7. Born Alone
8. (aka Not For The Season)
9. Open Mind
10. Handshake Drugs
11. Can’t Stand It
13. Box Full of Letters
14. I’m Always In Love
15. Heavy Metal Drummer
16. I’m the Man Who Loves You
17. Dawned On Me
18. Shot in the Arm
Encore 1:
19. California
20. Airline to Heaven
21. The Late Greats
Encore 2:
22. Walken
23. Hoodoo Voodoo

I have never felt like a artist or even a photographer, I feel more like a person who sees the need to photograph his life. Still Frames can be uniting forces of emotion, and I feel music photography can be almost a bigger voice than the actual arist. My love of music and a DSLR has brought me to some pretty amazing places. In my first year alone I found myself hanging out in a tent next to the Avett brothers, shaking hands with Chromeo and having Win Butlers sweat fly into my eyes while he belts out the opening lyrics to Wake up. But my true goal is not to have a almost famous moment, but to capture what I see in these artists hoping that future viewers can be inspired to listen and fall in love with the artist the same way as I did.