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The Felice Brothers: Newport Folk 2010

The ramshackle rock band whips up an infectious mix of rock, country and folk, live in Newport, R.I.

The Felice Brothers: Newport Folk 2010

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Newport Folk 2010

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One of the most self-assured stage performers in the business, Jones performs live in Newport, R.I.

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Newport Folk 2010

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David Wax Museum performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2010

The roots-folk band won a contest to play Newport, but it didn't take long to prove it belonged.

David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2010

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

The best place to take in the 10-piece band's gloriously uplifting ruckus is on the concert stage.

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Newport Folk 2010

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The Swell Season: Newport Folk 2010

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The Oscar winners play a gripping and unpredictable set, recorded live in Newport, R.I.

The Swell Season: Newport Folk 2010

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April Smith performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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April Smith: Newport Folk 2010

Hear Smith's buoyantly quirky, charmingly timeless songs, performed live in Newport, R.I.

April Smith: Newport Folk 2010

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Daniel Martin Moore and Ben Sollee (not pictured) performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk 2010

Hear the Kentucky singer-songwriters pay tribute to mountain life, recorded live in Newport, R.I.

Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk 2010

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Pokey LaFarge performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Pokey LaFarge: Newport Folk 2010

The wandering, free-spirited folk-rock troubadour and his band perform live in Newport, R.I.

Pokey LaFarge: Newport Folk 2010

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Elvis Perkins: Newport Folk 2010

A storyteller with a flair for traversing unexpected terrain, Perkins performs live in Newport, R.I.

Elvis Perkins: Newport Folk 2010

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Tao Seeger Band: Newport Folk 2010

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The grandson of folk great Pete Seeger has carried on in the family tradition of musical activism.

Tao Seeger Band: Newport Folk 2010

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