Newport Folk Festival
Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 201407/28/14
The trio of onetime child prodigies returned this year after a seven year hiatus with no loss of creativity or chops. Nickel Creek performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst radiates knockabout charm. Shovels & rope performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
A man out of time, Pokey LaFarge never feels like a mere novelty act. His songs are too sturdy, with too much infectious energy. He performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, June 26.
Aoife O'Donovan, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Former Crooked Still member Aoife O'Donovan's latest album, the lovely folk-pop Fossils, established her as a formidable solo artist. She performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.
Band Of Horses, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
A group with cinematic sweep hardwired into its sound, Band of Horses is tailor-made for outdoor performances. The group performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
Jenny Lewis, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
From spiky rock to country and folk-tinged pop, Jenny Lewis remains one of the smartest songwriters in the business. She performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2014
The California trio plays acoustic string-band music with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. The Devil Makes Three performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Collaborators Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's album Child Ballads includes early traditional folk songs that still feel accessible. They performed on Friday at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.
Ryan Adams: Newport Folk 2014
The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live webcast from Newport, R.I.
At 2014's Newport Folk Festival, 5 Discoveries To Stretch Folk's Limits
The long-running festival has a tremendous history of testing its genre's boundaries. From Anais Mitchell to Death Vessel to the one-man band Reignwolf, download five songs from this year's lineup.
Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
Sarah Jarosz was still in high school when she signed her record deal, and she released her debut album (2009's Song Up In Her Head) shortly thereafter, but the versatile bluegrass star seemed to emerge fully formed. Hear Jarosz perform new songs as...
Jim James, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
As lead singer of My Morning Jacket, James specializes in letting his gigantic voice ring out past the rafters in songs that boom and blare. But on his first solo album, he turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption...
The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording his songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. Darnielle now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains the capacity to stun. Watch excerpts from the Mountain...
Jason Isbell, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
Jason Isbell was once one of Drive-By Truckers' great songwriting weapons. The Alabama singer-songwriter just released the powerful and profound Southeastern, which candidly addresses his hard fall and hopeful rise. Hear Isbell perform as part of the...
The Lumineers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
The Lumineers may have emerged on the pop scene suddenly — scoring a worldwide hit with the band's self-titled 2012 debut album — but the Denver group tooled around in obscurity for years. The Lumineers lead several sing-alongs for a rapturous Newport...
Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
Nashville-bred singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter is your classic folk-rock rambler: He's traveled the world to find inspiration and written songs to reflect his observations along the way. Hear Rayland Baxter perform songs from his debut album as part...
Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
From Boston's Berklee College of Music, the talented, self-explanatorily named choir intertwines folk and gospel roots. Hear the group perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Houndmouth, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
All four members of the Indiana band share lead vocals throughout their warm, rambling debut, From the Hills Below the City. Hear Houndmouth perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Iris DeMent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
Growing up singing alongside 14 siblings in rural Arkansas, the 52-year-old singer-songwriter emerges from another era entirely. After a 16-year absence, DeMent recently returned with a gorgeous album called Sing the Delta. Hear her perform as part of...
Colin Meloy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013
After announcing that his band would take a long-term hiatus, The Decemberists' frontman focuses on writing, child-rearing and performing solo. Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a...
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