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Watch Mavis Staples and Colin Meloy Cover The Band

August 1, 2011  |  11:15am
Watch Mavis Staples and Colin Meloy Cover The Band

Located at the mouth of Newport Harbor in the pristine Fort Adams, Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival has played host to countless legendary acts throughout its 53-year history. And while spontaneous collaborations aren’t out of the ordinary at the music and arts-focused event, it’s always a unique moment when legends share the stage with their younger colleagues.

Such was the case this weekend when Mavis Staples was joined by Decemberists frontman and children’s novelist Colin Meloy for a rousing rendition of The Band’s “”The Weight.

Watch the video below, and stay tuned for more coverage of Newport from the Paste crew on scene at the event.

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