Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires perform at the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs/Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk Festival

Charles Bradley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

Real-deal experience, and an understanding of hardship, infuses every soulful note Bradley sings.

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Dawes performs on the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk Festival

Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

The band carries a serious torch for the greatest moments of rock's collision with folk and country.

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