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Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert

Sarah Jarosz was still in high school when she signed her record deal, and she released her debut album shortly thereafter, but the versatile bluegrass star seemed to emerge fully formed in her music.

Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Jim James, Live In Concert

On his first solo album, Jim James turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Jim James, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. He now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains capacity to stun.

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Jason Isbell, Live In Concert

Jason Isbell was once one of Drive-By Truckers' great songwriting weapons. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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The Lumineers, Live In Concert

The Lumineers may have emerged on the pop scene suddenly — scoring a worldwide hit with the band's self-titled 2012 debut album — but the Denver group tooled around in obscurity for years.

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Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert

He's traveled the world to find inspiration and written songs to reflect his observations along the way. Hear Baxter perform songs from his debut album as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert

From Boston's Berklee College of Music, the talented, self-explanatorily named choir intertwines folk and gospel roots. Hear the group perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Houndmouth, Live In Concert

All four members of the Indiana band share lead vocals throughout their warm, rambling debut, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Houndmouth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Iris DeMent, Live In Concert

Growing up singing alongside 14 siblings in rural Arkansas, the 52-year-old singer-songwriter emerges from another era. After a long hiatus, DeMent returned with a gorgeous album called.

Iris DeMent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Colin Meloy, Live In Concert

Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."