Margo Price Joins Kris Kristofferson At Surprise Newport Folk Festival Set

By Andy Kahn Jul 24, 2016 8:57 am PDT

Yesterday, legendary musician Kris Kristofferson made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. During the set, up-and-coming country performer Margo Price joined the 80-year-old singer-songwriter on his best-known composition.

Introduced by Newport organizer Jay Sweet before Kristofferson took over the Museum Stage, the former told the tale of the latter’s debut appearance at the 1969 edition of the storied music festival which came about at the urging of Johnny Cash. The surprise set followed a Museum Stage performance by Kristofferson’s daughter Kelly Kristofferson’s band Appalachian Murder Bunnies.

Early into the performance, the elder Kristofferson was joined by Price on vocals on his well-known classic “Me And Bobby McGee.” The collaboration at Fort Adams State Park was captured by audience member cstoltze, watch here:

Setlist

Kris Kristofferson at Fort Adams State Park

  • Shipwrecked in the Eighties  
  • Darby's Castle
  • Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • Here Comes That Rainbow Again
  • Casey's Last Ride
  • Feeling Mortal
  • From Here to Forever
  • Billy Dee
  • Jesus Was a Capricorn
  • Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • Duvalier's Dream
  • The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  • Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  • For the Good Times
  • To Beat the Devil
  • A Moment of Forever
  • Why Me
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