Early Saturday evening, despite impending thunderstorms, headliners My Morning Jacket took the stage at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival. Much like their performance at Forecastle, there was no shortage of special guests. Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard sang vocals on The Band’s It Makes No Difference, and Monsters of Folk collaborator Conor Oberst appeared with Ben Sollee for Smokin From Shootin’. Sollee and Laura Veirs also sat in for Wonderful (The Way I Feel). See the full set list below.
The performance was webcast live by NPR Music and the full show is already available for viewing:
MMJ Newport Folk Festival, July 28 2012
The Way That He Sings
It Beats 4 U
Wonderful (The Way I Feel) w/ Ben Sollee and Laura Veirs
Bermuda Highway w/ Will Johnson (Centro-Matic / New Multitudes)
It Makes No Difference w/ Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and Clint Maedgen (Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Orleans Bingo! Show – The Band cover)
Smokin From Shootin’ w/ Ben Sollee and Conor Oberst
via MMJ Forum
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Photo Credit: Erik Jacobs for NPR