Jeff Tweedy performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Conor Oberst performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Tim Perry and the band Ages and Ages perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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The Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Deer Tick performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Chris Thile and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels and Rope perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Pokey LaFarge performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Aoife O'Donovan performs with bassist Paul Kowert at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Band of Horses performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Jenny Lewis performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Pete Bernhard (right) and Cooper McBean of The Devil Makes Three perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Anais Mitchell (right) and Jefferson Hamer perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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