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Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson appears in the following:

Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The resume of Jeff Tweedy includes groundbreaking bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco and a new album made with his teenage son. Tweedy performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A heartwarming crowd-pleaser on stage and record, Dawes has become a Newport Folk Festival mainstay. The California roots-rock band performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The shambling folk-rock sing-alongs of this Portland group are infused with communal spirit and heart-filling inspiration. Ages and Ages performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The gospel choir, featuring some of the best and brightest from Boston's talent-rich Berklee College of Music, opens the proceedings on Sunday, July 27 at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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Deer Tick, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Think of Newport Folk staples Deer Tick as a turbo-charged bar band, free-wheeling and versatile. The group performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.

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Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

The trio of onetime child prodigies returned this year after a seven year hiatus with no loss of creativity or chops. Nickel Creek performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.

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Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst radiates knockabout charm. Shovels & rope performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.

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Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

A man out of time, Pokey LaFarge never feels like a mere novelty act. His songs are too sturdy, with too much infectious energy. He performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, June 26.

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Aoife O'Donovan, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Former Crooked Still member Aoife O'Donovan's latest album, the lovely folk-pop Fossils, established her as a formidable solo artist. She performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.

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Band Of Horses, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

A group with cinematic sweep hardwired into its sound, Band of Horses is tailor-made for outdoor performances. The group performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.

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Song Premiere: Horse Feathers, 'Violently Wild'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Where the strings in past Horse Feathers songs provided chamber-folk shading, here they're employed with energy, even aggression, without sacrificing the bracing beauty for which the band is known.

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Jenny Lewis, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

From spiky rock to country and folk-tinged pop, Jenny Lewis remains one of the smartest songwriters in the business. She performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.

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Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The California trio plays acoustic string-band music with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. The Devil Makes Three performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.

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Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Collaborators Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's album Child Ballads includes early traditional folk songs that still feel accessible. They performed on Friday at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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Ryan Adams: Newport Folk 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

The prolific singer-songwriter showcases some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — during a live concert from Newport, R.I.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Culture Between The Coasts And Imperfect Fits

Friday, July 25, 2014

With special guest Barrie Hardymon, the gang discusses the way the middle of the country is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, works in which a single piece is out of place and What's Making Us Happy.

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The Good Listener: When Is It OK To Hold Seats At A Festival?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

With festival season underway, NPR Music's weekly advice column examines a vexing etiquette issue. At outdoor festivals, is it okay to hold your place near the stage by merely plunking down a towel?

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First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

An air of mystery has helped keep Petty relevant for nearly 40 years. At 63, the rock legend's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.

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