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

Chris Thile and Michael Daves perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Chris Thile & Michael Daves: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

Hear the duo play some blazingly intense bluegrass in a concert from the Newport Folk Festival.

Chris Thile & Michael Daves: Newport Folk 2011

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Justin Townes Earle performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

The young singer explores the sounds of gospel and stark folk music in a concert from Newport.

Justin Townes Earle: Newport Folk 2011

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Trampled by Turtles performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Trampled By Turtles: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the band's blazing pace of punk and impeccable dexterity of bluegrass in a concert from Newport.

Trampled By Turtles: Newport Folk 2011

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Wanda Jackson performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Wanda Jackson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

The Queen of Rockabilly was a forceful presence at the Newport Folk Festival.

Wanda Jackson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

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Amos Lee performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Amos Lee: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Lee perform songs from the hooky, honest and introspective Mission Bell in a concert Newport.

Amos Lee: Newport Folk 2011

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Brown Bird performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Brown Bird: Newport Folk 2011

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Hear the up-and-coming duo Mix dark American folk music and styles of Eastern Europe at Newport.

Brown Bird: Newport Folk 2011

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Secret Sisters' Laura and Lydia Rogers perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Secret Sisters: Newport Folk 2011

Hear Laura and Lydia Rogers showcase a mix of country classics and originals in a show from Newport.

Secret Sisters: Newport Folk 2011

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Carolina Chocolate Drops performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the Grammy-winning African-American string band perform live from Newport.

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Newport Folk 2011

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Mountain Man performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Mountain Man: Newport Folk 2011

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Mountain Man brought its gorgeous three-part harmonies to the Newport Folk Festival.

Mountain Man: Newport Folk 2011

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David Wax Museum performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2011

Last year's Newport contest winners are now much beloved regulars of folk music. Hear a concert.

David Wax Museum: Newport Folk 2011

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The Devil Makes Three performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

Unplugged, yet intense, hear the trio's whiskey-drenched, ramshackle fury in a concert from Newport.

The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2011

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Ruth Moody of The Wailin' Jennys performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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The Wailin' Jennys: Newport Folk 2011

Hear why these three Canadian women are more just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers in a concert.

The Wailin' Jennys: Newport Folk 2011

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Ramblin' Jack Elliot performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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Ramblin Jack Elliott: Newport Folk 2011

Folk Alley

The vital bridge between Woody Guthrie and the many musicians after him performs at Newport.

Ramblin Jack Elliott: Newport Folk 2011

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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The Decemberists: Newport Folk 2011

Hear The Decemberists' members reach back into their rich catalog live at Newport.

The Decemberists: Newport Folk 2011

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