July 26-28, was one of the outstanding weekends of the year for roots music festivals. Rockygrass took place in Lyons, Colorado. Floydfest put 100 artists on 8 stages in Virginia. And on the rocky shores of Rhode Island, The iconic Newport Folk Festival celebrated its 60th anniversary year, with supergroups, surprises and some powerful women. Craig Havighurst spoke with journalist Kelly McCartney, host of WMOT's Hangin' & Sangin', who was on hand for her first Newport.
On the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger's birth: