Free 'NPR Music At Newport' Samplers

Featuring music from artists at this year's festivals, redeemable on iTunes

To download two free 12-song samplers of music from the artists featured by NPR Music at the folk and jazz festivals in Newport, R.I., this August, click the images or "Download On iTunes" links below, and the songs will automatically begin downloading into your iTunes account. If you do not have an iTunes account, follow these instructions and then return to this page to click the links again.

Stream and download LIVE sets from the Newport Folk Fetsival

Stream and download LIVE sets from the Newport Jazz Festival

[Folk At Newport iTunes Sampler]

Fifty years ago, a folk festival took root in Newport, R.I. This August, NPR Music, WFUV, Folk Alley and mvyradio will explore the legacy of the legendary festival and present live coverage of this year's musical offerings. If you take a look at the 2009 line-up (some of which is represented on our sampler), you'll find a slice of folk music then and now. Not only will you hear Pete Seeger (who was present at the festival's creation) and Joan Baez, but you'll also enjoy the rich harmonies of Oregon's Fleet Foxes, the raw passion of Ramblin' Jack Elliott and the sometimes punky folk of The Avett Brothers. Hear for yourself how the folk of now sounds alongside the folk of the past 50 years.


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[Jazz At Newport iTunes Sampler]

If there's a theme to this summer's iteration of the annual jazz festival in Newport, R.I., it's that it seems to lack one. Festival impresario George Wein gathers an assembly of crowdpleasing legends, heralded champions of modern jazz, postmoderns who delight in pushing boundaries, two MacArthur Genius Grant winners, bona fide free-jazz legends, sundry permutations of Latin rhythms, acts with roots in the West Indies or the Indian subcontinent, and much more. Our sampler features the artists that NPR Music, WBGO and WGBH will record at this year's event, and maybe even a few more. Like the festival itself, there's something for everyone — and every track says something important about the state of jazz today.

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