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Sunday Night Hootenanny: Newport Folk 2009WFUV

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Steady rainfall couldn't stop the Newport audience from singing along at the festival-closing Sunday-night hootenanny. Pete Seeger and his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, led the festivities with Joan Baez, Ben Jaffe and members of Balfa Toujours.

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