Delfest 2016: 8 Best Things We Saw

From the legendary host's family to a bluegrass ingenue

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Railroad Earth
Brady Wayne Cooling6/8

Railroad Earth

A Delfest mainstay, New Jersey sextet Railroad Earth create roots music in the vein of the Band, with a flair for improvisation and a beauty that paralleled the set's setting sun. The group's entire mainstage show was stellar, but it was a cover of Paul Simon's "America" that had the audience roaring. As the song was coming to a close, the power grid went down, leaving the festival site momentarily in the dark. It didn't frazzle frontman Todd Sheaffer though — feeling the Bern, he joked that the blackout was the work of the Democratic National Convention.

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