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Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

The young singer explores the sounds of gospel and stark folk music in a concert from Newport.

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Trampled By Turtles: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the band's blazing pace of punk and impeccable dexterity of bluegrass in a concert from Newport.

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Brown Bird: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

Hear the up-and-coming duo Mix dark American folk music and styles of Eastern Europe at Newport.

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Secret Sisters' Laura and Lydia Rogers perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Secret Sisters: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Laura and Lydia Rogers showcase a mix of country classics and originals in a show from Newport.

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David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2011

Last year's Newport contest winners are now much beloved regulars of folk music. Hear a concert.

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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The Decemberists: Newport Folk 2011

Hear The Decemberists' members reach back into their rich catalog live at Newport.

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Delta Spirit: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the band mix boisterous roots-rock with clattering trashcans and booming bass drums at Newport.

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