Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Cheer? Brigade: Brassy Fun At The Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival: August 1 @ Fort Adams, Newport, RI

If you went to the Newport Folk Festival this year, then you no doubt encountered the What Cheer? Brigade. The brass band from Providence, RI kicked things off bright and early Saturday and Sunday and made appearances throughout both days. I've never been a big fan of marching bands but, that was before having the What Cheer? experience. If you saw them, then you know they were one of the major highlights of the festival. For me, they were the highlight. With all of the much hyped artists on the bill, it was this tattooed, punk looking, brass toting band that had people dancing, clapping and wanting to know where and when they'd make their next "surprise" appearance. They're a must see band.

(more photos HERE)