Newport Folk Festival 2010 Preview

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Nneka (left), John Prine (top right), and April Smith of April Smith And The Great Picture Show (bottom right)

The annual Newport Folk Festival kicks off this weekend with a diverse and surprising mix of artists, from the Nigerian-German hip-hop and soul singer Nneka to veteran folk artists John Prine and Levon Helm. NPR Music will be there to webcast and broadcast full concerts live, along with stations WFUV and mvyradio, as well as Folk Alley. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen recently spoke with festival producer Jay Sweet about what to expect from this year's gathering.

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Newport Folk Festival 2010 Preview

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Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore

  • Artist: John Prine
  • Album: In Person & On Stage
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  • Album: In Person & On Stage
  • Artist: John Prine
  • Label: Oh Boy
  • Released: 2010
 
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Grey Sun

  • Artist: O'Death
  • Album: Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin
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  • Album: Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin
  • Artist: O'Death
  • Label: Kemado Records
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Heartbeat

  • Artist: Nneka
  • Album: Concrete Jungle
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  • Album: Concrete Jungle
  • Artist: Nneka
  • Label: Decon
  • Released: 2010
 
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Terrible Things

  • Artist: April Smith & the Great Picture Show
  • Album: Songs for a Sinking Ship
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  • "Terrible Things"
  • Album: Songs for a Sinking Ship
  • Artist: April Smith & the Great Picture Show
  • Released: 2010
 
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Shake It And Break It

  • Artist: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Album: Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outre
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  • Album: Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outre
  • Artist: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Label: Megaforce
  • Released: 2010
 

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