The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass group performs "Pockets," "Rag Doll" and "Straight Line" in this 2012 set from North Carolina.
As their intense North American touring schedule comes to an end tonight in Brooklyn, enjoy this all Dylan and Knopfler playlist.
Although the Heat's lineup changed several times between Woodstock and this 10 year reunion in '79, Bob "The Bear" Hite brought the boogie as hard as ever.
A magnetic stage presence, uncanny ballad interpreter and scat singer extraordinaire, 'Betty Bebop' performs standards and originals at the '78 Newport Jazz Fest.
Guitarist Michael Hampton, on his first tour with George Clinton's crew, performs Eddie Hazel's anthemic "Maggot Brain" in this 1978 concert.
Mr. Love Symbol leads the New Power Generation on ultra-funky fare like "The Sacrifice of Victor," "Come" and "Black MF in the House."
This show from 1990 features the renowned metal group thrashing through their set, closing with AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."
Mississippi John Hurt is truly in a category of his own and one of the most lyrical and endearing country blues artists who ever lived.
As part of 1974 Newport Jazz Festival's piano extravaganza in Carnegie Hall, Herbie Hancock brought along a few of his "toys" to augment his set.
The maestro leads his group on "C Jam Blues," "Rockin' in Rhythm" and showcases Swedish vocalist Alice Babs on the scat romp "Spacemen."
Sonny Rollins is arguably the greatest saxophonist alive. Be sure to listen to him and his great quintet at Philharmonic Hall in '73.
Charging hard out of the gate in this 1960 Newport Jazz Festival set, Cannonball Adderley's hard bob steam rolls through to the final number.
Merge Records has been home to some of the best indie rock bands of the last 25 years. Give this playlist of Merge artists a listen to hear for yourself.
Get into the Halloween spirit with Evangelicals' ghoulish Daytrotter session including 'Halloween Song' and 'Skeleton Man.'
Blues harp ace James Cotton left Muddy Waters' band in 1966 to form his own group. Hear them opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore.
In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
The Denver folk rockers shine across the US and across the pond until mid-November, and you can watch them light up SXSW 2012 here.
Siblings Jim, Buddy and Joe blend vocal harmonies on "Smooth Southern Highway," "Long Tall Texan" and "Southern Swing" in this 1982 set.
Phil Lesh joined C & N for this inspired benefit concert, climaxing in a giant singalong including Jackson Browne, Rambln' Jack Elliot, & more.
These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.
Listen to Texas native Hayes Carll channel country music's story-telling greats like Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson in this stripped down session.
The art rock/new wave group unveils an expanded lineup featuring keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarist Adrian Belew at Canada's Heatwave Festival.
The SF cult band performs material from their 1971 album Teenage Head, listed in the 2005 book, "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."
The comedian makes a special guest appearance at the 10th anniversary party for New York's Catch a Rising Star in 1982.
Pops Staples and his daughters, including the great lead singer Mavis, perform Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" in this '68 set.
This week back in 1965 the Rolling Stones released their hit single. Hear it played by Devo, Bobby and the Midnites and Mick & the boys.
Hear the self-taught virtuoso lead his band through this genre-defying 1976 set, mixing elements of bluegrass, country, and everything else.
The Aussie band premieres dark, dreamy material from Hologram of Baal and covers older tunes from Starfish and Sometime Anywhere.
The two Byrds frontmen blend tight harmony vocals and jangling guitar lines in this acoustic reunion concert at the Bottom Line in 1978.
The great tenor saxophonist performs "The Girl From Ipanema" with Astrud Gilberto in this Newport set from 50 years ago.
The Good Rats, protectors and defenders of NYC bar bands, kick off CMJ week for Concert Vault with this gritty show from New York's Bottom Line.
The guitarist-singer performs tunes from his breakthrough album Strong Persuader and premieres Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in 1987.
Comedian and Podcaster Marc Maron reminisced about this hot-rodded blues combo in a recent interview with American Songwriter.
The pedal steel sensation pays tribute to Bo Diddley then wails on "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" at the 2008 Jackson Hole Music Festival.
The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.
Words cannot express our shock and sadness, so we remember with the music of one of the most legendary performers of our age.
Rounded out by Levon Helm, Rick Danko & others, this epic lineup clearly enjoys rocking Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."
In 1981 the Rolling Stones took the stage with Muddy Waters at Checkerboard Lounge for this historic show.
Musical partners Vern Williams and Ray Park, fathers of California bluegrass, blend on old-timey tunes in this '67 Ash Grove set.
Hear a 22-year-old Pete Townshend on pulverizing jams like "I Can't Explain," "Summertime Blues," "Shakin' All Over" and "My Generation."
The funksters from Tulsa, Oklahoma break out their hits "Oustanding," "Party Train" and "You Dropped Bomb on Me" in this '96 reunion set.
The Godfather of Soul performs his hit single "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" along with classics like "Lickin' Stick" and "Try Me" in 1969.
The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his debut album as a leader, Tales of Ordinary Madness, in this 1992 set.
The late singer-songwriter performs her '65 lament "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" and her '73 hit "Country Sunshine" in this 1982 set.
These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.
All original members of The Pretenders perform their 1979 single "Brass In Pocket," as well as a cover of The Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing," in 1980.
37 years ago tonight, the New Riders of the Purple Sage rocked the Beacon Theater in NY. Get lost in that very concert here.