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Jonatha Brooke On Mountain Stage

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Robin Pecknold, of the band Fleet Foxes, felt he needed to turn his attention back to the parts of his life that music had eclipsed in order to grow as an artist. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Time Off — And Surfing — Influenced Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up'

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Joseph performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Joseph, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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John Paul White performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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John Paul White, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Kathryn Tickell, accomplished player of the Northumbrian pipes, is featured in this week's show. Tony McAnaney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Ballads Of The Border

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Pinegrove performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Pinegrove, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Margo Price and John Prine perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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John Prine And Friends, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Irish trio Socks in the Frying Pan, whose music is featured in this week's show. Kevin Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thistle & Shamrock

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The Wild Reeds perform at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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The Wild Reeds, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Shovels & Rope performs at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff performs live at the 2017 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2017

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins' Everybody Knows comes out Sept. 22. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, 'Everybody Knows'

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Mike Katz and Alasdair White of Battlefield Band, whose music is included in this week's show. John Slavin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

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