Iris Dement performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meagan Beauchemin/NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk Festival

Iris DeMent, Live In Concert

Growing up singing in rural Arkansas, the 52-year-old songwriter emerges from another era entirely.

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Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meaganc Beauchemin for NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk Festival

Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

Watch members of The Decemberists and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."