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The Felice Brothers: Newport Folk 2010

A ramshackle rock 'n' roll band from the Catskills, The Felice Brothers whip up an infectious mix of rock, country and folk, live in Newport, R.I.

The Felice Brothers: Newport Folk 2010

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Newport Folk 2010

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One of the most self-assured stage performers in the business, Sharon Jones commands her audience's attention for every second of her hard-hitting concerts.

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings: Newport Folk 2010

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David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2010

The talented Boston roots-folk group won its spot on a Newport stage after winning a contest, and it made the most of the opportunity.

David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2010

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

The absolute best place to take in the 10-piece band's gloriously uplifting ruckus is on the concert stage.

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Newport Folk 2010

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The Swell Season: Newport Folk 2010

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Look for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova to reach for unexpected source material when they play live in Newport, R.I.

The Swell Season: Newport Folk 2010

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April Smith: Newport Folk 2010

Smith sounds like an artist out of time: Her massive voice seems particularly well suited to the pop sounds of the '30s and '40s, when brassy belters reigned.

April Smith: Newport Folk 2010

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Daniel Martin Moore and Ben Sollee (not pictured) performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk 2010

It's no surprise that two Kentucky singer-songwriters would come together to bond over their love of mountain life.

Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk 2010

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Pokey LaFarge performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Pokey LaFarge: Newport Folk 2010

LaFarge's newest album, recorded with his South City Three, is titled Riverboat Soul. Here, LaFarge and his band perform live in Newport, R.I.

Pokey LaFarge: Newport Folk 2010

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Elvis Perkins: Newport Folk 2010

Hear Perkins fill in for last-minute Newport cancellation Justin Townes Earle, live in Newport, R.I.

Elvis Perkins: Newport Folk 2010

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Tao Seeger Band: Newport Folk 2010

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Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, the grandson of folk all-timer Pete Seeger, has carried on in the family tradition of musical activism, making frequent appearances at the venerable folk festival.

Tao Seeger Band: Newport Folk 2010

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