Gregg Allman's new album, Southern Blood, comes out Sept. 8. It features his touring band, plus guests Jackson Browne, Buddy Miller, The McCrary Sisters and Greg Leisz. Patricia O'Driscoll/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim James, a frequent performer at the Newport Folk Festival, returns again this year. He's seen here in a set from 2013. Adam Kissick/For NPR music hide caption

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Newport Folk 2017 Preview: Drive By Truckers, Jim James, John Prine And More

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The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You've Never Heard Them Before

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Clockwise from upper left: Flotation Toy Warning, Ian Chang, Josh Ritter, Moses Sumney, Common Holly Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Josh Ritter, Ian Chang, Moses Sumney And More

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Sara and Tegan Quin as they appeared in The Con's liner illustrations by Emy Storey. The 2007 album marked a critical turning point for the sisters and a touchstone for like-minded artists to follow. Emy Storey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Josh Ritter's ninth full-length studio album, Gathering, will be released this fall. Laura Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Uncertainty, Mania, Laughter and Sadness: Josh Ritter Writes His Newest Work

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