Newport Folk Festival
Aug 9, 2013 — On his first solo album, Jim James turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Aug 6, 2013 — The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. He now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains capacity to stun.
Jul 28, 2013 — Formed as a creative outlet for singer Zach Williams as his wife recovered from an accident that nearly paralyzed her, The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity.
Jul 30, 2013 — Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."
Jul 30, 2013 — Bird's records have grown quieter and more intimate in recent years, but he remains a remarkably dynamic live performer. Watch him collaborate with Tift Merritt at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Jul 29, 2013 — See Beck groove, Jim James twist and fans dance in the rain in endlessly looped pixels.
Jul 30, 2013 — O mar Moctar (a.k.a. Bombino) is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock bands like Tinariwen. Watch Bombino perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
Jul 28, 2013 — Led by North Carolina brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the band blends showmanship and poignancy. Watch the band encore with "I And Love And You" and hear the full set.
Jul 29, 2013 — The final day felt like the last day of camp as folks came together to say goodbye.
Jul 27, 2013 — The New Orleans band exists as a vehicle for the powerhouse songs of Alynda Lee Segarra, whose gigantic voice conveys the grit of bluesy soul while still fitting within rootsy folk and country.