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The Oh Hellos

The nine-piece band bursts with anthemic joy, even as its songs convey darkness and loneliness.

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The Wild Reeds

Great singers aren't easy to come by, so finding three in one band is something special.

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Joan Shelley

As technology rules the day, here's a reminder that a single voice can carry deep emotion.

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Tiny Desk

Watkins Family Hour

With help from Fiona Apple, two Nickel Creek alums gather a band to perform old and new songs.

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The 2015 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

The Awards ceremony leaves plenty of room for great performances. Watch the full archive.

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Sam Lee

The singer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.

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Newport Folk Festival

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set.

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Hear the folk-rock powerhouse perform candid, emotional songs from The Firewatcher's Daughter.

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Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

An Australian duo spending time in Brooklyn makes quiet, intimate, yearning music.

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Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Listen to the outlaw country singer's high-octane, honky-tonking set.

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