Legends Remember 50 Years Of Newport FolkGeorge Wein co-founded the Newport Folk Festival half a century ago. On the eve of this year's Folk Festival 50, Wein celebrates the festival's golden anniversary along with a few music legends.
George Wein, promoter for George Wein's Folk Festival 50
Doc Watson, singer and guitarist
Tom Paxton, folk singer
Mavis Staples, singer. She performed at the Newport Folk Festival with her family band, The Staple Singers
Ramblin' Jack Elliott, guitarist and singer
Josh Ritter, musician. He's performing at the Newport Folk Festival on the main stage for the first time in 2009.
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.