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Jenny Lewis' new album, The Voyager, arrived on July 29.

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One in 10 people in Iceland own singer-songwriter Ásgeir's first album. Hear him perform live. WXPN


When "Cowboy" Jack Clement died in August 2013, he'd just completed what would be his final album, For Once and for All.

Watch A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

On his final album, the late Jack Clement reclaims songs he once wrote for hit-making country stars.


Chronixx onstage on Saturday at LargeUp's SummerStage event in New York City's Central Park.

Read Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music'

The roots reggae singer is rapidly crossing over, but he says he's only willing to go so far.

Saintseneca performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert

In the NPR offices, the Ohio band plays three alternately brooding and stomping songs from Dark Arc.


Sunday's headliner Mavis Staples brought the Newport Folk Festival to a moving close when she led the crowd (and many of the day's performers) in "We Shall Overcome," in memory of Pete Seeger.

Read Newport Folk 2014 In Photos

We saw more than 50 bands over three days at the 55th year of the festival. Behold, our memories.

Andrija Tokic in his East Nashville studio, The Bomb Shelter.

Listen East Nashville Rocks

In the capital of country music, a growing underground rock scene is about to hit a tipping point.


Jeff Tweedy performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert

The latest album from the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo singer is a collaboration with his teenage son.


Conor Oberst performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Conor Oberst, Live In Concert

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


Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Dawes, Live In Concert

A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay.


Tim Perry and the band Ages and Ages perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Ages And Ages, Live In Concert

The shambling folk-rock sing-alongs of Portland's Ages and Ages are infused with communal spirit.


The Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert

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


Deer Tick performs at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Deer Tick, Live In Concert

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


Nick Waterhouse.

Listen Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels'

July 28, 2014 – The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter shares his love of 45 rpm records and raw rock 'n' roll.


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