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A Newport Folk And Jazz Festival Preview

July 27th, 2011

Episode 352 of 768 episodes

It's been more than a half century since the Newport folk and jazz festivals got their start in Rhode Island. In the years since, both events have continued to unite a diverse mix of artists from the far-reaching branches of both genres, while breaking new talent and showcasing revered veterans. That tradition continues July 30 and 31 2011, with the Newport Folk Festival, followed by the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 6 and 7. NPR Music will be at both events to webcast and broadcast a full slate of live concerts starting at noon ET each day. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Newport folk festival producer Jay Sweet about some of the surprises in this year's lineup. Later Bob's joined by NPR Music jazz producer and A Blog Supreme editor Patrick Jarenwattananon, and Josh Jackson, host of WBGO's The Checkout, to talk about the Newport jazz festival. Artist: Earl Scruggs and Friends Album: Earl Scruggs and Friends Song: Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Artist: Gillian Welch Album: Harrow and the Harvest Song: Scarlet Town Artist: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Album: Stranger Here Song: Rising High Water Blues Artist: Tegan and Sara Album: If It Was You Song: Time Running Artist: Wanda Jackson Album: The Party Ain't Over Song: Shakin' All Over Artist: River City Extension Album: Unmistakable Man Song: South for the Winter Artist: James Farm Album: James Farm Song: Polliwog Artist: Trombone Shorty Album: For True Song: For True Artist: John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Album: Eternal Interlude Song: Foreign One Artist: Miguel Zenón Album: Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook Song: Alma Adentro Artist: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green Album: Apex Song: Summit

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