Newport Folk Festival: Day 2

by Sarah Wardrop
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Laura Fedele

Day 2 at Newport ended with the song "I'm Amazed", and that's also my reaction to the amount of rain that fell to end the day (although I definitely used different words at the time). Lightning and a serious downpour caused the closing My Morning Jacket set to be cut short, but I have to say, lightning may be the perfect lighting for MMJ. I wonder how far Jim James' voice traveled out over the harbor... Hopefully Levon heard his shout out on "It Makes No Difference"!

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Patty Griffin (pictured above) could probably be heard for miles too. The Shakes delivered a signature non-stop set with live faves "Makin' Me Itch" and "Heavy Chevy", and Patty Griffin nervously stepped onto the main Fort stage solo, but really had nothing to worry about. "Flaming Red", "Heavenly Day", a few new songs, a request for a wedding DJ... and all with that voice.   

I wasn't able to wander away from the Fort stage much, but the couple of City and Colour songs I caught over at the Harbor stage were a definite highlight (and mini meditation) for me. After a crazy line-up of Robert Ellis/Jonny Corndawg/Deer Tick/Sharon Van Etten/Iron & Wine, the Guthrie family took over (and filled) the Quad stage. That family spirit filled the Fort stage too when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band got us all swinging. Blood relation or not—they're musical family—and they dedicated a song to the late "Uncle" Lionel Batiste in case anyone needed proof.

I'm hoping for more spirit and music than rain and lightning tomorrow, but we'll see what the weather gods bring! FUV's Newport Folk Festival coverage starts at Noon and runs 'til 8pm, and Of Monsters and Men, The Head and the Heart, New Multitudes, Charles Bradley, Conor Oberst, and Jackson Browne are all scheduled to perform. In the meantime, check out more pre-rain pics from Day 2 below.

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Newport Folk Festival 2012
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Waiting at @NewportFolkFest with all the other @WFUV fans
Blitzen Trapper brings out the sun at @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Friday Evening
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Psychedelic @Wilco at @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco - Jeff Tweedy
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Wilco
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Robert Ellis
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Robert Ellis
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Apache Relay
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Team FUV/NPR Music
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Pres Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Pres Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Press Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Press Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Press Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Press Hall Jazz Band
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alabama Shakes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sharon Van Etten
Newport Folk Fest 2012: First Aid Kit
Newport Folk Fest 2012: First Aid Kit
Newport Folk Fest 2012: First Aid Kit
Deer Tick at @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Scene
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Dawes
@Dawes gets everybody singing at @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Iron & Wine
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Iron & Wine
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Iron & Wine
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Iron & Wine
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Patty Griffin
@PattyGriffin took time between songs to dispel marriage rumors. @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
No better way to end the day than @MyMorningJacket at @NewportFolkFest - by @WFUV
Newport Folk Fest 2012: My Morning Jacket
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Alisa Ali
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Sara Watkins and Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Trampled by Turtles
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Jonathan Wilson
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Jackson Browne with Jonathan Wilson
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Jackson Browne with Jonathan Wilson
Newport Folk Fest 2012: New Multitudes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: New Multitudes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: New Multitudes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: New Multitudes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: New Multitudes
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Charles Bradley
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Bob Boilen
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Gary Clark, Jr.
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: The Head and The Heart
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Conor Oberst & Friends
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Punch Brothers
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Punch Brothers
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Punch Brothers
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Punch Brothers
Newport Folk Fest 2012: Punch Brothers
Newport Folk Fest 2012