VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 24 - Yasmin Williams and the 2021 Newport Folk Festival
In celebration of the return of live music, we talk to the talented Yasmin Williams, a virtuoso composer and musician who has been praised by The New York Times as “one of the country’s most imaginative young solo guitarists." She is set to make her debut at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. We also check in with Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, about why Newport has endured as one of the oldest and most meaningful music festivals. PLUS: some Sound Advice about how pressure and deadlines can be a good thing when creating music, excerpted from our recent ASCAP Experience session with film/TV composers Segun Akinola, Ruth Barrett and Isobel Waller-Bridge.