Stream The Newport Folk Festival: Gillian Welch, Amos Lee And More

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The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy

NPR Music spent the weekend simulcasting performances from this year’s Newport Folk Festival. Currently, you can listen to audio from Gillian Welch, The Decemberists, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris Justin Townes Earle, Amos Lee and many more.

Highlights of the festival included ’50s music icon Wanda Jackson’s homage to Amy Winehouse (“You Know I’m No Good”), Emmylou Harris’s cover of Gillan Welch’s “Orphan Girl” (which Welch also performed) and Mavis Staples’ rendition of “The Weight,” featuring The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on guest vocals.

Check out NPR’s Newport Folk Festival coverage here.

 

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