Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year. Erika Goldring/Courtesy of AMA hide caption

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The 2012 Americana Music Association Awards

Listen to the annual awards ceremony honoring the best Americana and folk music of the year.

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Newport Folk Festival

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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