Newport Folk Festival Listen to concerts from this year's main stage.

Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear perform at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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.

Leon Bridges, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Brandi Carlile performs at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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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.

Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

An Australian duo spending time in Brooklyn makes quiet, intimate, yearning music. Hear a set including songs from their breakout album, Passerby.

Luluc, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

From dubstep entrance music straight into outlaw country? Makes sense to Simpson, who performs a high-octane, honky-tonking set here.

Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Lord Huron's Ben Schneider performs live at the Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Lord Huron, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The Los Angeles band's Newport Folk Festival appearance was jubilant and loud. Listen to a 12-song set including songs from Lord Huron's latest album, Strange Trails.

Lord Huron, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Courtney Barnett performs at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

If the Newport Folk crowd was scandalized by Bob Dylan going electric in 1965, they would've hated this Aussie's grungy, hard-rocking performance 50 years later.

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Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Spirits were infectiously high on Saturday as Isbell channeled the best of the southern rock tradition on songs from his new album, Something More Than Free.

Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Sufjan Stevens performed Saturday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Dreams Do Come True: Sufjan Stevens At Newport Folk

An audience both very young and somewhat old sang in unison with Stevens' powerful, gentle songs Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival.

The Tallest Man On Earth performed Friday at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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The Tallest Man On Earth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson gave a performance worthy of his stage name on Friday at Newport.

The Tallest Man On Earth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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The Lone Bellow performed Friday night at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Listen to the band's soaring Friday set, featuring guest appearances by Leon Bridges and Lucius.

The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Connecting the folk tradition to Dark Side of the Moon, Roger Waters closed out the first day of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Shined At Newport Folk

Joined by My Morning Jacket and other special guests, the Pink Floyd co-founder proved himself to be one of the folk with a Friday evening set that seemed to turn rainy skies into a glorious sunset.