The 'newgrass' fiddler brings a jazzy flair to such bluegrass staples as "Uncle Pen," "Rocky Top" and "Orange Blossom Special" in this 1976 set.
British-born Graham Nash, who turns 74 today, joins his colleagues David Crosby and Stephen Stills in a stripped-down trio setting.
Bluegrass Hall of Famer sings a sorrowful "Blue Darlin'" and joins sons Ronnie and Rob on a bluegrassy take on Dylan's "Walk Out in the Rain."
The former frontwoman of the '80s L.A. punk band X, who reinvented herself as a folk singer, performs "Already in Love" and "Run Devil Run."
The guitarist and singer famous for his influential electric sounds performs unplugged in the intimate Santa Monica guitar store in 1991.
The iconic folk singer and environmentalist, who died on this day in 2014, performs "Garbage," about the perils of pollution, in a '72 set.
The late iconic folk singer would've turned 75 today. See him perform "All Along the Watchtower" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" in a solo set.
The folk-blues icon, born on this day in 1888, is feted by Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee, Odetta and others at the Newport Folk Festival '68.
The Louisiana-born accordianist-singer Queen Ida turns 87 today. Hear her play "Chere Du Lu" and other zydeco favorites at Newport '88.
The iconic folk singer performs his classic "No Regrets" and tunes from Merrimack County and Ladies Love Outlaws in this set from Boston.
The banjo innovator, who was born on this day in 1924, plays "Flint Hill Special," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and "Bugle Call Rag" in a '72 set.
The fingerstyle guitarist and singer (aka Libba) was born on this day in 1893. Hear her classics "Freight Train" and Shake Sugaree" in a '76 set.
The multi-instrumentalist, born on this day in 1937, plays "Steamboat Whistle Blues," "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" and other upbeat ditties.
The prolific singer-songwriter and voice of the counterculture performs "Draft Dodgers Rag" and "I Ain't Marching Anymore" in this 1967 set.
The guitarist-songwriter hosts Leo Kottke, Mark O'Connor, Sam Phillips, Joe Henry and others in this Christmas Day concert from McCabe's.
The popular singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2007, performs tunes from his double-platinum album Souvenirs in this 1976 concert.
Thisacoustic set features her hit song "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" and other tunes from the singer-songwriter's self-titled debut album.
The zydeco king, who died on this day in 1987, plays "Les Bon Temps Rouler" and other French Creole classics in this '70 set from N'awlins.
The beloved troubadour and world hunger activist, who would've turned 73 today, performs his classics "Taxi" and "W.O.L.D." in this '74 set.
The hugely influential folk singer and civil rights activist, who died on this day in 2008, performs "Amazing Grace" and others in this playlist.
The great flatpicker joins an impromptu jam with fiddler Howdy Forrester, banjoist Bill Keith and others at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.
The British troubadour performs "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," "Handyman Blues" and others from his Tooth & Nail in this solo set.
Pops Staples leads his soul-folk family band, featuring daughter Mavis on lead vocals, on socially-conscious tunes like "For What It's Worth."
The late singer-songwriter performs haunting renditions of "Grace" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from his one and only studio album.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and tunes from Back Here On Earth.
The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie performs humorous monologues about the FBI and beach rules in California at the '68 Newport Folk Fest.
The Five Blind Boys of Alabama star in this 1985 production of the Telson-Breuer show based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus the King.
The zydeco star (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) turns 68 today. Hear him cover the Stones' "Beast of Burden" and Marcia Ball's "Hot Tamale Baby."
The singer-songwriter and Chicago folk icon flaunts some fancy fingerstyle playing on "Silver Engine" and "Ghost Riders In the Sky."
The prolific singer-songwriter turns 72 today. See her perform "The Three Great Stimulants," "Number One" and "Hejira" in this '86 video.
The Colorado alt-bluegrass band performs the ebullient "Pockets" and the edgy "Rag Doll" in this 2012 set from Asheville, North Carolina.
The native New Yorker with the angelic voice turns 74 today. Hear him perform "Bright Eyes" and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" in this playlist.
The Scottish Aussie and former lead singer of Men At Work performs solo versions of "Down Under" and "Prison Time" in this 2010 set.
The Canadian-born troubadour plays classics like "Sugar Mountain," "Heart of Gold" and "After the Gold Rush" in sets from 1972 to 2007.
The Queen of Gospel was born on this day in 1911. Hear her majestic voice on "Down By The Riverside" and "Abraham, Martin and John."
The old-timey string band from Durham, North Carolina performs "Po' Black Sheep" and "Skillet Good and Greasy" in this 2011 set.
The accomplished 12-string acoustic guitarist performs "Round Worm Reel" and offers humorous between-songs banter in this 1976 set.
Mandolinist Chris Thile leads the alt-bluegrass group on Jimmie Rodger's "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
The folk and bluegrass guitar picker demonstrates his six-string virtuosity on "Richmond Avenue Rag," "Arkansas Traveler" and others.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1997, performs his "Rocky Mountain High" and covers "City of New Orleans" in this '72 set.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Come to My Window" and other tunes from her 'coming out' album Yes I Am in this intimate set.
The Scottish guitarist and founder of Pentangle died on this day in 2011. Hear him with fellow folk guitarist John Renbourn in a 1970 set.
The Senegalese singer-percussionist, who turns 56 today, performs tunes from Nelson Mandela and Imigrés on a Human Rights Now! tour.
The Phish guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 51 today, releases his new album Paper Wheels in October. Hear him in a solo set from 2008.
Hear interpretations of classic Dylan tunes by The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, U2 and others in this playlist.
Hear the prolific songwriter perform intimate, unaccompanied versions of "Heart of Gold," "After the Gold Rush," "Sugar Mountain" and others.
The Canadian singer-songwriter-poet turns 81 today. Hear him perform a mesmerizing "Tower of Song" at Royal Albert Hall in 1988.
The prolific Chicago singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1984, exercises his sharp wit on politically-tinged tunes in this '79 solo set.