Fans, from left, Jenn Spofford, Chrissy Stewart and Suzanna Kopec, all of Providence, R.I., cheer for My Morning Jacket as the band performs on the Fort Stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Highlights: The 2012 Newport Folk Festival In Photos

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

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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Blitzen Trapper performs at the Newport Folk Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Blitzen Trapper, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2012

American Goldwing finds the band settling into a breezy classic-rock vibe, but sharp edges poke out.

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