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Newport Folk Festival

Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."

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World Cafe

Discover Portland's Music Scene

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World Cafe host David Dye speaks with the Decemberists front man Colin Meloy and other local musicians, business owners and residents about Portland's thriving music scene.

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