Mavis Staples performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Mavis Staples: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the singer and civil-rights icon in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

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Middle Brother: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Taylor Goldsmith and his Dawes-adjacent band fuse rich harmonies with a hearty kick live.

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Chris Thile and Michael Daves perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Chris Thile & Michael Daves: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

Hear the duo play some blazingly intense bluegrass in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

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Justin Townes Earle performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

The young singer explores the sounds of gospel and stark folk music in a concert from Newport.

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Trampled by Turtles performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Trampled By Turtles: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the band's blazing punk pace and impeccable dexterity of bluegrass in a concert from Newport.

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Amos Lee: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Lee perform songs from the hooky, honest and introspective Mission Bell in a concert Newport.

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