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Joseph

The trio strips anthemic songs down to the essentials: just sisterly harmonies and acoustic guitar.

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Blind Pilot

The folk-pop band performs four songs from its shimmery new album, And Then Like Lions.

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

The two songwriters celebrate the romance and vitality of the modern railroad.

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NPR Music returns as the exclusive webcast home for Nashville's big night on Sept. 21.

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River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival.

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"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival," Shelley said of her set.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The rootsy soul band worked through simmering soul grooves and hip-swinging honky-tonk.

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Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The Newport favorite brought along some special guests for Saturday's most anticipated set.

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The Oh Hellos

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