Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
August 1st, 2008
Episode 174 of 797 episodes
This year's Newport Folk Festival includes artists not necessarily associated with 'folk' music. But with artists reportedly playing songs and in style they normally wouldn't think to play, the festival looks to be a weekend full of great music moments. Host Bob Boilen speaks with Jay Sweet, editor-at-large for Paste Magazine and Associate Producer of the Newport Folk Festival. NPR will webcast concerts throughout the weekend. For more information go to npr.org/music.