Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

itoggle caption Shantel Mitchell

Newport Folk Festival

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Newport Folk 2010Folk Alley

Hear The Entire Concert Now

Hear The Entire Concert Now

Loading…

1:03:09
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/128723297/129019111" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band stays true to the mission statement implied by its name: It's all about preserving the history of its music, from an iconic hometown venue to the classic jazz, blues, soul and old-time songs it lovingly reconstructs. Earlier this year, the group released a record titled Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, which features many of the artists playing this year's Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., including Andrew Bird, Yim Yames, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel and more. Odds of special guests at this one: better than 50/50.

Set List
  • "Bourbon Street Parade"
  • "Short Dressed Gal"
  • "My Sweet Substitute"
  • "Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
  • "Some Cold Rainy Day"
  • "Shake It and Break It"
  • "Blue Yodal"
  • "St. James Infirmary"
  • "We Shall Overcome"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Newport Folk Festival

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear perform at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set.

Listen Loading… 49:14
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/429049449/434694125" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Leon Bridges performs at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

At Newport, the fast-rising soul singer gracefully inhabited a set of timeless songs.

Listen Loading… 47:59
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/429329882/434693389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Brandi Carlile performs at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Hear the folk-rock powerhouse perform candid, emotional songs from The Firewatcher's Daughter.

Listen Loading… 1:08:23
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/429333796/434691259" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Courtney Barnett performs at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The rising Australian rock star went electric and then some this weekend at Newport.

Listen Loading… 31:20
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426710883/426713214" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Jason Isbell smiles during a performance at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Spirits were high Saturday as Isbell performed songs from his new album, Something More Than Free.

Listen Loading… 1:00:34
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426505568/426556257" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

The Tallest Man On Earth performed Friday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

The Tallest Man On Earth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson gave a performance worthy of his stage name on Friday.

Listen Loading… 59:44
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426247490/426248213" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

The Lone Bellow performed Friday night at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Listen to the band's soaring Friday set, featuring guest appearances by Leon Bridges and Lucius.

Listen Loading… 57:20
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426245527/426246074" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Back To Top