GALLERY: Newport Folk Festival 2013 Lindsay Tucker Jason Speakman August 2, 2013 Highlights from this year's folk fest include Jim James, the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, and more. Says Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet of Deer Tickâ??s singer/guitarist John McCauley, â??He leaves it allâ??blood, sweat, and tearsâ??on the stage. Welcome home, Captâ??n Tipsy.â??