Newport Festivals Foundation had it’s first Family Concert this year at Fort Adams. Held during Newport’s annual BridgeFest – which bridges the gap between Folk Festival and Jazz Festival – the free concert featured jazz vocalist Amy Cervini and The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, made up of eleven year-old banjo phenom Jonny Mizzone and his brothers Robbie, 13, on fiddle, and Tommy, 15, on guitar. While I was there shooting the concert as a feature for the newspaper, Eamon and Evangeline got to hang out and have some fun.
This was Evangeline’s reaction when she spotted me from afar. Is there anything better than being loved by a small, joy-filled human?
Surprisingly, when Amy Cervini asked Evangeline to name her favorite food, she froze under the pressure of having a microphone in front of her. She just stared blankly at Amy like a deer in headlights.
Oh, my, what lovely eyes miss Aria has!