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Newport Folk Festival

Listen to concert recordings from the original weekend music festival

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Lucy Dacus

The Virginia musician writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful.

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River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival.

River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival," Shelley said of her set.

Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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Tiny Desk

Xenia Rubinos

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

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, with Matthew Logan Vasquez, perform at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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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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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