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John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

"If you came to this set looking to be cheered up, you're screwed," White deadpanned from the stage. His music can give goosebumps, even on a sunny summer day; hear his set at Newport now.

John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Joseph performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Joseph, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The Portland trio, composed of sisters Natalie, Meegan and Allison Closner, makes music that invites its audience to share in its bond of sisterhood. Hear Joseph's set at Newport Folk now.

Joseph, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Julia Jacklin, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The folk-rock singer from Australia's Blue Mountains makes music that confronts all the anxieties a 20-something feels about getting older. Hear songs from her debut album, Don't Let The Kids Win.

Julia Jacklin, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Wilco, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Twenty years in, the Chicago band has staying power without sacrificing a sense of sonic exploration. Hear its catalog-spanning Newport Folk set now.

Wilco, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Margo Price and John Prine perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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John Prine And Friends, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Hear one of Americana's most influential songwriters perform some of his timeless tunes alongside special guests Margo Price, Roger Waters, Justin Vernon and more.

John Prine And Friends, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Fleet Foxes perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Fleet Foxes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Stream the beloved folk-rock band's headlining set from the first night of the festival.

Fleet Foxes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Drive-By Truckers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The band kept up a keen-edged commentary on xenophobia, censorship and racism throughout its set of gritty Southern rock. Hear its set now.

Drive-By Truckers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Pinegrove performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Pinegrove, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Hear the band play its tender songs about home, friendship and growing up, live at Newport Folk.

Pinegrove, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Margaret Glaspy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The folk-rock singer performed songs from her acclaimed debut album — plus some new tracks — at Newport.

Margaret Glaspy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Marlon Williams (right) and bandmate Dave Khan perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Marlon Williams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Though he was new to many in the audience, the New Zealander's lonesome set was the one festivalgoers were talking about for the rest of the weekend. Hear it now.

Marlon Williams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Brent Cobb, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The Georgia-born roots musician's songs tell detailed, easy-paced stories of family and close friends. Hear his Newport Folk set, with special guest Jade Bird.

Brent Cobb, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff performs live at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Stream Alynda Segarra's impassioned set from Newport.

Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Shovels & Rope performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The charismatic husband-and-wife duo returned to Newport after a three-year hiatus.

Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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The Wild Reeds, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

Mackenzie Howe, Sharon Silva and Kinsey Lee's set at Newport Folk was assured and robust, a testament to potent voices made more powerful when united.

The Wild Reeds, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Big Thief, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

The rising indie-rock band performed some new, unreleased songs during its Newport set.

Big Thief, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Jim James, a frequent performer at the Newport Folk Festival, returns again this year. He's seen here in a set from 2013. Adam Kissick/For NPR music hide caption

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Newport Folk 2017 Preview: Drive By Truckers, Jim James, John Prine And More

The festival's executive producer Jay Sweet explains how he picked this year's lineup and why the festival continues to resonate with people more than 50 years after it started.

Newport Folk 2017 Preview: Drive By Truckers, Jim James, John Prine And More

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Stream The Newport Folk Festival This Weekend

If you can't join us in Newport this weekend, we have you covered. Hear sets from Shovels & Rope, Angel Olsen, Jim James, John Prine and more during our live stream of the Newport Folk Festival.

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Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The country singer, who's been compared to Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, blazed through a set that demonstrated she's forging her own path. Hear the full concert.

Margo Price, Live In Concert

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