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

Phoebe Bridgers performs at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival. Christopher Hall/Mixtape Magazine hide caption

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Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

The 2018 Slingshot artist performed songs that unspool with a sonic ease that feel refreshing, even for an overheated festival audience.

Phoebe Bridgers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

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Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

M.C. Taylor returns to Mountain Stage with Phil Cook, Michael Libramento, J.T. Bates and Josh Kaufman for a heartfelt set that includes a new song written for his 5-year-old daughter.

Hiss Golden Messenger On Mountain Stage

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The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

Listen to this trio of expert musicians perform lively cuts from their sixth studio album, One Drop of Truth.

The Wood Brothers On Mountain Stage

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Cécile McLorin Salvant performs a Tiny Desk concert on August 8, 2018. (Samantha Clark/NPR) Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.

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Watch The McCrary Sisters Perform Live

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This live performance from WXPN's Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul project features a unique style of gospel influenced by classic soul, Americana, blues and R&B.

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Anthony Roth Costanzo

Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

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Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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Review

World Cafe

The Best Acts We Saw At AmericanaFest

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Five great minds in public radio talk about standout events and artists across the six-day celebration.

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Sounds From The Camp Stage At 2018 Philadelphia Folk Festival

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Hear performances from Scottish instrumental trio Talisk, Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and a two song set from the bilingual, Texas-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez.

Philadelphia Folk Festival Camp Stage On World Cafe

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Smif-N-Wessun perform a Tiny Desk Concert on June 8, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Smif-N-Wessun

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.

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GoGo Penguin

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.

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Lee Ann Womack On Mountain Stage

Country's genre-crossing queen brings East Texas to West Virginia, performing hits off her most recent album 'The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone.'

Lee Ann Womack On Mountain Stage

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