Sonos and work x work present ‘Call & Response’ Live at Newport Folk Festival

July 23, 2021

Sonos and work x work are pleased to present a special four-part ‘Call & Response‘ series, captured live from Newport Folk Festival. Throughout the weekend, ‘Call & Response’ will host interviews with artists, festival organizers and audiences, interrogating what folk means today with leading voices of the genre.


‘Call & Response’ draws upon the blues tradition of communal music making and listening. Hosted by Nashville-based musician and poet Adia Victoria, each episode is a back and forth between Adia and her guests, between their present work, and the lineage of musical ancestors that came before them, and between Adia and you. Season one guests included Rhiannon Giddens, Brandi Carlile, Kiese Laymon, and Brittany Howard.


The Newport Folk Festival episodes will feature the following artists and organizers, and will drop the day after recording, on the following schedule:


> Sunday, July 25 | Jay Sweet, Newport Folk Festival’s Executive Producer
> Monday, July 26 | Margo Price, Artist
>Tuesday, July 27 | Allison Russell, Artist


Subscribe now on AppleSpotify, Mixcloud, or wherever you listen.


‘Call & Response’ will return in full for its second season on Thursday, September 9.



About Newport Folk Festival
An American original since 1959 – for over 60 years, Newport Folk has been delivering legendary performances while working hard to help provide music education and grants to generations of artists. Learn more at


About work x work
work x work is a full-service creative agency amplifying the world’s leading brands through storytelling, design, and experiences. Their innovative work has made them the go-to agency for brands looking to participate in audio culture. In addition to developing multimedia campaigns with Spotify and NPR, they produce custom content, podcasts, and events with Sonos, Adobe, Mastercard & Netflix, co-present Hot Pod Summit, and produce podcasting’s premier cultural festival, On Air Fest.


About Sonos
Sonos (Nasdaq: SONO) is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however and wherever they choose. Known for delivering an unparalleled sound experience, thoughtful design aesthetic, simplicity of use, and an open platform, Sonos makes the breadth of audio content available to anyone. Sonos is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more at


About Sonos Radio
Sonos Radio is the premiere radio experience, only on Sonos. Built for and inspired by Sonos customers, Sonos Radio represents the broadest selection of radio available around the world, bringing together more than 60,000 broadcast radio stations from long-time partners along with dozens of exclusive original stations from Sonos. Available free to all customers globally, Sonos Radio is an ad-supported streaming radio service that comes pre-loaded in the Sonos App, bringing all streaming radio into one place from the moment customers set up. Sonos original content is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, and Denmark.


Available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Austria, and France, Sonos Radio HD offers an upgraded, ad-free Sonos Radio experience that delivers an expanded catalogue of exclusive original content in high-definition, lossless CD-quality audio (16-bit/44.1 kHz FLAC). Customers who upgrade to Sonos Radio HD will enjoy all original stations across both tiers in high-definition audio with skips, repeats, and with no ads, excluding global broadcast stations.