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Mavis Staples: "The Weight" f. Colin Meloy (Video)


The Newport Folk Festival took place this past weekend, with artists including Elvis Costello, M. Ward, Wanda Jackson and Emmylou Harris among the lineup. The Decemberists were also there, and Colin Meloy took the time to appear with Mavis Staples to perform a version of “The Weight” by the Band during the festival. You can see a shaky fan-shot clip of that song above, which captures the spirit of the collaboration despite the low budget feel—Staples in particular seems to be having a blast. [via CoS]


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