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Eskimeaux

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song.

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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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Listen to concert recordings from the original weekend music festival

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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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Caroline Rose

Rose plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and enthusiastic.

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Son Lux

The trio blows up its sound by adding off-duty, civilian horn players from the U.S. Marine Band.

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Kacey Musgraves

The country singer plays four songs from Pageant Material, plus the set-closing "Follow Your Arrow."

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Torres

Mackenzie Scott's music channels Patti Smith and PJ Harvey while hinting at further growth.