Watch Fiona Apple Perform With The Watkins Family Hour In Newport

The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially began. They brought out a bunch of friends to handle the vocals for their vaudevillian bluegrass covers set, including the Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, and Hiss Golden Messenger. As Boston Through My Eyes points out, the group’s friend and frequent collaborator Fiona Apple sang lead on a rollicking version of Ella Fitzgerald’s “When I Get Low, I Get High,” absolutely killing it with some impressive vocal histrionics and seemingly having a fun time doing it. Watch below.