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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Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert

Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope radiates knockabout charm.

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Mavis Staples, Live In Concert

Mavis Staples, whose titanic career spans more than 60 years, closed the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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Jenny Lewis, Live In Concert

One of the smartest songwriters in the business, Jenny Lewis moves easily between genres.

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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Nickel Creek, Live In Concert

Nickel Creek returned this year after a seven year hiatus with no loss of creativity or chops.

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Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert

The latest album from the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo singer is a collaboration with his teenage son.

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Ryan Adams, Live In Concert WFUV-FM

Hear the prolific singer-songwriter's headline set from the first day of the Newport Folk Festival.

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Conor Oberst, Live In Concert

The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship.

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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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Ages And Ages, Live In Concert

The shambling folk-rock sing-alongs of Portland's Ages and Ages are infused with communal spirit.

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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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Dawes, Live In Concert

A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay.

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