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Highlights: The 2012 Newport Folk Festival In Photos

See a gallery featuring Wilco, tUnE-yArDs, My Morning Jacket and more from the festival.

Blind Pilot performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival. Douglas Mason hide caption

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Blind Pilot, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

The band has learned to give its catchy, charmingly delicate folk-pop a bit of a propulsive kick.

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Megafaun, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

The band has a knack for blending classic-rock traditionalism with a real ear for experimentation.

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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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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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