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Xenia Rubinos

Rubinos uses her Afro-Caribbean roots as a jumping-off point for inventive, provocative songs.

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Newport Folk Festival

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The rootsy soul band worked through simmering soul grooves and hip-swinging honky-tonk.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Newport Folk Festival

Listen to concert recordings from the original weekend music festival

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Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The Newport favorite brought along some special guests for Saturday's most anticipated set.

Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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John Congleton And The Nighty Nite

The decorated producer seizes the spotlight with songs about how extraordinary it is to be ordinary.

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Gregory Porter

Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.