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The Avett Brothers perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 28, 2013 – Watch the roots band encore with "I And Love And You" and hear the full set.

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The Lone Bellow performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 28, 2013 – The Brooklyn folk-pop band infuses its songs with ample charm, radiant hooks and intense emotions.

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Justin Townes Earle performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 28, 2013 – The son of Steve Earle, marinated in country music, has broadened his sound with folk and gospel.

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Shovels & Rope perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 28, 2013 – The husband-and-wife duo have spent the last decade singing anthemic folk-country music together.

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The Milk Carton Kids perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 27, 2013 – Half Simon & Garfunkel and half Smothers Brothers, hear the duo play at Newport.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert

July 27, 2013 – The New Orleans band is a vehicle for Alynda Lee Segarra, whose voice combines bluesy soul and folk.

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Alynda Lee Segarra records as Hurray For The Riff Raff, one of the emerging acts making its debut at the Newport Folk Festival this year.

Read 5 New Faces Of Folk, At The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

July 23, 2013 – Download songs from the five most promising artists making their Newport Folk debut this weekend.

John Paul White and Joy Williams are The Civil Wars

Read The Civil Wars' 'Dust To Dust' Is An Ode To The End

July 22, 2013 – The second single from The Civil Wars' self-titled album is a ballad that aches with resignation.

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Left to right: Daniel Machalak, James Philips and Stuart Robinson of Bombadil.

Read Bombadil: Scattered By Fate, A Band Regroups And Rebuilds

July 20, 2013 – The indie-folk act nearly collapsed in 2009, when one member found himself suddenly unable to play.

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Cheyenne Mize performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 16, 2013.

Watch Cheyenne Mize: Tiny Desk Concert

July 20, 2013 – The singer, instrumentalist and music therapist plays slinky, forceful songs at NPR Music.

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David Rawlings and Gillian Welch perform on Mountain Stage.

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July 19, 2013 – Hear some of the folk duo's early work together, recorded shortly before 1996's classic Revival.

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Ain't mad at that Newport sunset.

Watch NPR Music Presents The 2013 Newport Folk Festival

July 18, 2013 – Relive the 2013 festival, with sets by Phosphorescent, Shovels & Rope, The Lone Bellow and more.

Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest.

Listen Jason Isbell: The Fresh Air Interview

July 17, 2013 – On his new album, written after he got sober, Isbell finds a new level of emotional honesty.

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John Paul White (left) and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars. The duo's second album will be released on August 6.

Watch Watch The Civil Wars Live Up To Their Name In A Behind-The-Scenes Video

July 15, 2013 – The Civil Wars' new album crackles with tension, as does the duo's fractured working relationship.

Frank Turner's new album is Tape Deck Heart.

Read Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak

July 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter says drawing from his own life is crucial to crafting meaningful lyrics.

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