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

Tiny Desk Concert with Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg. Lani Milton/NPR hide caption

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Joan Shelley

As technology rules the sound of the day, it's good to be reminded how powerfully a single voice can transmit deep emotion.

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Gina Chavez

The Austin singer-songwriter performs with intense openness, directness and warmth. Watch Chavez perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Live At Berklee

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The trumpeter brings the biggest and boldest iteration of his genre-agnostic "stretch music" concept back to his old school in Boston. Watch his new band perform live.

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Watkins Family Hour

With help from Fiona Apple, two Nickel Creek alums gather a band to perform old and new material. Watch the Watkins Family Hour perform three charming, country-flavored songs at the NPR Music offices.

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The 2015 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony

Understated and comfortable, yet showcasing an enormous lineup of talent, the Americana Awards ceremony leaves plenty of room for great performances. Watch the full archive.

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Sam Lee

This former burlesque performer found his voice by finding and preserving old British, Irish and Scottish folk songs.

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Leon Bridges

There's purity in the 26-year-old singer's soulful voice that's unadorned, untouched and unaffected by 21st-century pop. He's easy to love and tough to resist.

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Happyness

If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness. Watch the London trio perform three songs that enchant and lull, even as they jar you with their quirkiness.

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Mitski

Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through. Watch the singer perform three of her songs in the NPR Music offices.

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Eskimeaux

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2015.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The mother-and-son duo radiated easy familiarity and sincerity during this charming afternoon set, with songs from their debut album Skeleton Crew.

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

During an afternoon set at Newport, the fast-rising soul singer gracefully and affectionately inhabited a set of timeless songs from his album Coming Home.

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The folk-rock powerhouse's candid, emotional songs mingled irresistibly with her cheerful stage presence and radiant smile during her Newport set.

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Caroline Rose

Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.

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Conor Oberst, 'Artifact #1' (Live)

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Watch Oberst perform "Artifact #1," from his latest solo album, alongside Southern-rock sister duo Larkin Poe.