Newport Folk Festival (see: Bonnaroo for hip 40-somethings) and came away with a ton of excellent audio for all us who were not in attendance. Wilco, Dawes, and City & Colour were amongst the best sessions, but Alabama Shakes--my personal favorite new band of 2012--set took the cake. Mixing in unreleased ("Mama") and new ("Making Me Itch") cuts with mainstays of Boys & Girls, Brittany Howard and her crew showcased why that, even though they are relative newcomers to the music scene, their style, charisma, and talents are time-tested. Hit the link below to stream the 50-minute set or download it in one continuous mp3.
Download: Alabama Shakes - Live in Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2012