The Newport Folk Festival has kindly provided HeadCount a pair of tix plus a poster signed by last year's performers in a special auction. This is an incredible festival steeped in history, and last year it sold out. This year's performers include John Prine, Yim Yames, Levon Helm and the Avett Brothers. Tickets and more info available here. Want a little perspective on Newport Folk? Read Richard Gehr's interview with its legendary founder George Wein on the HeadCount blog.