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

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: 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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Brown Bird: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the up-and-coming duo Mix dark American folk music and styles of Eastern Europe at Newport.

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Secret Sisters' Laura and Lydia Rogers perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Secret Sisters: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Laura and Lydia Rogers showcase a mix of country classics and originals in a show from Newport.

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Mountain Man: Newport Folk 2011

Mountain Man brought its gorgeous three-part harmonies to the Newport Folk Festival.

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David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2011

Last year's Newport contest winners are now much beloved regulars of folk music. Hear a concert.

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