Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

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Lucy Dacus

The Virginia musician writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard. Watch Dacus and her band perform three songs from No Burden.

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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. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.

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Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival this year, I think," Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.

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Xenia Rubinos

On Black Terry Cat and in the NPR Music offices, Rubinos' music uses her Afro-Caribbean roots as a jumping-off point for inventive, provocative songs.

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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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John Congleton And The Nighty Nite

These are not songs to shock, but songs to remind us of our fragility, our faults, our instincts and what an extraordinary thing it is to be an ordinary phenomenal nothing.

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Stream The Newport Folk Festival This Weekend

We have your entire weekend planned out. Listen to sets by Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Alabama Shakes and more during our live stream of the Newport Folk Festival.

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Gregory Porter

Watch an entrancing set by the decorated soul singer, who'd visited NPR on a difficult day. Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

There's a point when a jam is just a jam, but when a jam becomes a journey... man. Here, the instrumental rock band turns and churns its long-form compositions into new forms.

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Jane Bunnett

The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs in the NPR Music offices with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba.

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Valley Queen

For a band with only a few Bandcamp singles under its belt, Valley Queen plays with nuance and depth, rooted in a California country sound. At the Tiny Desk, the group played three unreleased songs.