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Newport Folk Festival

Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Listen to the outlaw country singer's high-octane, honky-tonking set.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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First Watch: Chuck Johnson, 'Silver Teeth In The Sun'

Johnson's solo acoustic guitar can be steady and beautiful, then answer with a soul-stirring quake.

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Favorite Sessions

Lonnie Holley, 'Kilimanjaro Eyes'

Watch the singer perform "Kilimanjaro Eyes" on the Woods Stage at the 2014 Pickathon festival.

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Favorite Sessions

Mandolin Orange, 'Little Worlds' (Live)

Watch the folk-pop duo pay homage to that springtime feeling in a performance of "Little Worlds."

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Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

Hear Sobule perform "Mexican Wrestler" following an audience member's enthusiastic request.

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Joe Pug On Mountain Stage

After a brief break from performing, the singer-songwriter returns with a new album, Windfall.

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Pokey LaFarge On Mountain Stage

LaFarge's style of roots music draws on early jazz, country blues and Western swing.

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