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Folk Yeah!: Behind the Scenes at Newport Folk Festival

Go backstage and in the water at one of Rhode Island's most storied festivals.

The Folk Hero: Jay Sweet, festival producer It’s early Sunday morning on Newport Folk weekend. According to one festival staffer, Jay Sweet is the calmest she’s ever seen. Zen calm. Yogi calm. But, muddy boots kicked up on a desk inside a trailer behind the Fort Stage, Sweet admits he’s one big karate man bruise on the inside. “Complete butterflies,”…