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Artists on their Newport folk fest experiences

Posted by James Reed  August 2, 2010 11:29 AM

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Newport Folk Festival celebrated its 51st anniversary this past weekend, but it also featured star-making performances from up-and-coming bands. Roaming through the festival grounds, I stopped a few of the artists for brief interviews about their Newport experiences.

Bob Crawford, bassist for the Avett Brothers, on the festival's legacy and what has distinguished his band's three Newport appearances:

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Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith reflects on the audience's intense reaction to the California country-rockers' set on Saturday.







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Rising bluegrass musician Sarah Jarosz, a Texas native who attends New England Conservatory, talks about her two Newport performances.







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The David Wax Museum's David Wax and Suz Slezak discuss how they won a contest to perform at this year's event.









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Liz Longley, singer-songwriter and recent Berklee College of Music grad, explains how she was probably the only artist who channeled her inner gangster rapper.

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