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Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival 2013 Recap

by Alisa Ali
Broadcast crew during Beck's set at Newport. Photo by Sarah Wardrop.

Newport Folk is one of the festivals I most look forward to every summer. The waterfront location is just breathtaking. I took about a hundred photos of boats, seagulls and sunsets, and of course probably twice that of all the bands and musicians. (I'll let the professional photographers share their pics with you instead of my camera phone pics).

NPR icon Black Prairie, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

by Stephen Thompson

When frontman Colin Meloy put The Decemberists on long-term hiatus to focus on other projects, the remaining members needed their own fresh musical outlet. Fortunately, two musicians were already spending their time with the instrumental roots-folk band Black Prairie. Hear the band perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

NPR icon The Avett Brothers, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

by Stephen Thompson
Adam Kissick

Led by North Carolina brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the band blends showmanship and poignancy. Their songs reflect thoughtfully on life and death and love, while toggling between swoonily pretty roots-pop ballads and frenetic, barnstorming punk-bluegrass hybrids. Watch the band encore with "I And Love And You" and hear the full set.