One of the most enduring images out of this summer’s Newport Folk Festival came courtesy of Spirit Family Reunion. They were a motley crew on a sunny afternoon – six of them, dressed in clothes that could have been Dust Bowl vintage and playing an array of instruments, from acoustic guitar and upright bass to fiddle, banjo, and the washboard. The band, which plays at Café 939 on Friday, emerged as one of Newport’s most talked-about acts.
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