Mavis Staples performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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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Jeff Tweedy performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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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Conor Oberst, Live In Concert

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

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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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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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The Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert

The gospel choir features some of the best and brightest from Boston's Berklee College of Music.

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Deer Tick performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Deer Tick, Live In Concert

Think of Newport Folk staples Deer Tick as a turbo-charged bar band, free-wheeling and versatile.

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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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