The troubadour performs unaccompanied versions of his songs "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cats in the Cradle" in this intimate '78 set.
The singer-songwriter, who is still recovering from a serious illness, performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this 1986 video.
The late great bluegrass guitar picker would've turned 71 today. Hear him with the Kentucky Colonels, the White Brothers and the Byrds.
The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, performs "Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun" and other solo ditties.
The African-American string band from Durham performs "'Po Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and others in this 2011 set.
The great flatpicker-singer, who died on this day in 2012, plays "Old Dan Tucker," "Black Mountain Rag" and more in this hour-plus playlist.
Prolific songwriter and cultural icon Bob Dylan turned 74 on Sunday. Hear him perform in a stripped-down setting in this playlist.
Siblings Chris and Lorin Rowan are joined by the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzmann and mandolinist Dave Grisman in 1971.
Guitarist-singer Oliver and bassist Chris blend as only siblings can on soulful originals from their albums Ways Not to Lose and Loaded.
The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass group performs "Pockets," "Rag Doll" and "Straight Line" in this 2012 set from North Carolina.
The Brooklyn-born Jewish cowboy/folkie covers Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" and Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" in this '64 set.
Celebrate the life of the man who popularized "We Shall Overcome" as an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement with this brief performance.
Singer Marcus Mumford leads a group of friends, including Abigail Washburn and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, in this 2012 concert.
The troubadour and social/environmental activist, who died last year, was born on this day in 1919. Hear him in performances from '68-'72.
The old-timey string band revivalists premiere tunes from their album Death on Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies in this 1967 set.
Phish's guitarist-frontman plays unadorned acoustic versions of "Bathtub Gin," "Chalk Dust Torture" and "Water in the Sky" at Newport.
The father-son guitar team performs Americana classics like "Gambler's Yodel," "Milk Cow Blues" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this 1967 set.
The late troubadour and Woodstock icon died on this day in 2013 at age 72. Hear him perform "Here Comes the Sun" in this 1976 set.
The feminist-activist singer-songwriter premieres intimate, thought-provoking tunes from her album Red Letter Year in this 2008 set.
The Brit troubadour/left-wing activist sings of equal marriage, workers rights, drone strikes and other politically-tinged topics at SXSW 2013.
The singer-songwriter passed away on this day a year ago. Hear him play tunes from his Nothing But the Breeze in this '77 Bottom Line set.
The Nigerian king of juju music (aka, the Minister of Enjoyment) stirs up infectious rhythms with his African Beats at this Tramps concert.
The Louisiana zydeco star performs his international hit "My Toot Toot" and "Jalapeno Lena" in this 1985 concert from Hampton, Virginia.
The Nigerian percussion master and world music pioneer, who died on this day in 2003, performs with his African percussion ensemble in '86.
The great guitarist and songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs "Waltzing's for Dreamers" and other tunes from Amnesia in this '88 set.
The fingerstyle guitarist performs "Here, There And Everywhere" and "My Guitar Gently Weeps" and several rags in this 1976 solo set.
The two kindred spirits and former lovers perform "Blowin' in the Wind" and "I Shall Be Released" on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 51 today, performs "Fast Car" and "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" from her Grammy-winning debut album.
The banjo great, who died on this day in 2012, performs staples like "Flint Hill Special" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" in this 1972 set.
The British acoustic guitar virtuoso died yesterday at age 70 at his home in Scotland. Hear him perform with Pentangle in this 1970 set.
The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs "Drunken Angel" and other tunes from her Grammy-winning album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
The roots music maven turns 68 today. Hear him with Jackie DeShannon, the Rising Sons, David Lindley and in solo performances.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 67 today, performs "Fire and Rain" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" in this 1975 solo set.
The great conjunto accordianist, who turns 76 today, joins bluegrass guitarist Peter Rowan on "The Free Mexican Airforce" in this 1982 set.
Banjoist-guitarist-singer David Lindley leads the eclectic group in a set ranging from bluegrass ("Hello Trouble") to Turkish exotica ("Taxim").
The Cambridge, Massachusetts group performs "Mule Skinner Biues," "Gone Home" and a bluegrass version of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer."
The group from the Georgia Sea Islands of South Carolina performs spirituals and folk tunes like "We Shall Overcome" and "I Am a Soldier."
The flatpicker extraordinaire would've turned 92 today. Hear his extraordinary chops on a set of rags, blues and bluegrass breakdowns.
The fingerstyle solo guitar virtuoso and Americana icon, who was born on this day in 1939, performs mesmerizing medleys in this '75 set.
The guitarist-singer and Dobro pioneer, a former member of the Foggy Mountain Boys, leads a trio on "Steel Guitar Chimes," "A-11" and others.
The bluegrass icon, who turns 88 today, sings "Man of Constant Sorrow" with his Clinch Mountain Boys at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.
The folk troubadour performs versions of Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" and his counterculture classic "Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic."
The New York-based Moroccan musician blends mesmerizing folkloric elements of the Gnawan style with rock elements at Woodstock '94.
Mandolin ace Chris Thile, who turns 34 today, joins his fellow virtuosos in the progressive bluegrass-chamber group at the annual Austin bash.
Banjo ace Sandy Moseley joins mandolinist Johnny Lyon and guitarist Al Merian on "Splendor in the Bluegrass" and "Two Dollar Bill" in a '63 set.
The folk singer-songwriter performs symphonic versions of "This Land Is Your Land," "Goodnight Irene" and others in this 2001 concert.
The dynamic singer from Benin won for "Best World Music Album" for Eve. Hear her blend African folkloric music with rock in this 1998 set.
Hear a 19-year-old Feliciano perform solo arrangements of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" and Pete Seeger's "Indian Summer."