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

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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.

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Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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

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Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

An Australian duo spending time in Brooklyn makes quiet, intimate, yearning music.

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Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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

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Lord Huron, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The Los Angeles band's Newport Folk set was jubilant and loud.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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

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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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Sufjan Stevens performed Saturday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Dreams Do Come True: Sufjan Stevens At Newport Folk

An audience both very young and somewhat old sang in unison with Stevens on Saturday.

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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