Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.
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John Prine: Newport Folk 2010

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Prine's new live disc, In Person & On Stage, provides a career-spanning primer for this live set in Newport, R.I.

John Prine: Newport Folk 2010

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Calexico: Newport Folk 2010

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An Arizona band led by singer-guitarist Joey Burns and multi-instrumentalist John Convertino, Calexico has spent a decade and a half as a go-to purveyor of atmospheric, even cinematic desert pop.

Calexico: Newport Folk 2010

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Relive The Newport Folk Festival 2010

Hear archived concerts and see photos from George Wein's annual showcase of the best in folk music from beautiful Newport, R.I.

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O'Death: Newport Folk 2010

The New York group plays grippingly intense Americana, in the process bringing to mind the white-knuckle hellrides of 16 Horsepower.

O'Death: Newport Folk 2010

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Horse Feathers: Newport Folk 2010

Singer Justin Ringle knows how to use his warm, kind tenor to mask powerful lyrics about dark secrets and bruised souls. In Horse Feathers, he's joined by a marvelous folk-pop string section.

Horse Feathers: Newport Folk 2010

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Blitzen Trapper: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

It isn't easy to pin down the music of this folk-rock band, whose wandering spirit has taken it down detours over some strange and even psychedelic roads.

Blitzen Trapper: Newport Folk 2010

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Doc Watson And David Holt: Newport Folk 2010

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Now well into his 80s, Watson remains one of the most influential folk artists of all time, with a soulful, authentic voice and a remarkable guitar-picking style rarely heard in music today.

Doc Watson And David Holt: Newport Folk 2010

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A.A. Bondy: Newport Folk 2010

With a stage name that's helped him rise to the top of iTunes libraries everywhere, Bondy writes dark songs about staying a half-step ahead of damnation and doom.

A.A. Bondy: Newport Folk 2010

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Dawes: Newport Folk 2010

The L.A. band Dawes may be led by singer Taylor Goldsmith, but the group's layered backing vocals are just as much the star of its sweetly melancholy debut album, North Hills.

Dawes: Newport Folk 2010

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The Low Anthem: Newport Folk 2010

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The home-state band rejoins the Newport lineup for yet another triumphant return.

The Low Anthem: Newport Folk 2010

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Yim Yames: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

The My Morning Jacket singer has kept busy, both as a producer and as a solo artist. At this live show, he'll focus on the latter.

Yim Yames: Newport Folk 2010

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Sam Bush: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

Eight albums into his Grammy-decorated solo career, Sam Bush has become a consistent heavy hitter in the world of bluegrass.

Sam Bush: Newport Folk 2010

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Liz Longley: Newport Folk 2010

A hardworking young folksinger with an impressive pedigree, Longley is highly regarded for her personal, emotionally engaging songwriting.

Schumann At The Source: 'Genoveva' At The Gewandhaus

The composer's only opera follows a young wife whose loyalty and faith are put to the test. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth, the performance comes from the historic Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the city where the opera debuted in 1850.

Hear An Introduction To 'Genoveva'

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