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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

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Brandi Carlile, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

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Aaron Lee Tasjan will release his new album, In The Blazes, on October 8. Stacie Huckeba/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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01E.N.S.A.A.T.

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The Weather Station On World Cafe

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Guesthouse

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A mural asserts local music pride in Bristol, Va., one of the stops along The Crooked Road — a trail that connects music venues through the mountains of the state. Desiré Moses hide caption

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We're Off To See Appalachia: The Crooked Road Links Rural Music Communities

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Jonathan Edwards On World Cafe

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José González On World Cafe

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