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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 4, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Oakland Coliseum Arena | Dec 4, 1988 watch video

    The two Grateful Dead frontmen are joined by Neil Young on harmonica on "Wang Dang Doodle" and also play "Ripple" in this '88 acoustic set.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Folk & Bluegrass Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Ryman Auditorium Oct 11, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Ryman Auditorium | Oct 11, 2009 watch video

    The comedian picks up his banjo for spirited renditions of "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo" in this 2009 video.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Folk & Bluegrass Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Lenox Music Inn Jul 28, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Judy Collins at the Lenox Music Inn Lenox Music Inn | Jul 28, 1973

    The singer, dubbed "Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN&Y, turns 77 today. Hear her perform "City of New Orleans" and "Both Sides Now" in this 1973 set.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus Folk & Bluegrass Pete Seeger on Campus New England College Nov 22, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus New England College | Nov 22, 1972

    The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2012 watch video

    Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Vassar Clements Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Vassar Clements SUNY New Paltz May 9, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Vassar Clements SUNY New Paltz | May 9, 1976

    The late, great bluegrass fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays "Panama Red," "Tennessee Stud" and "Orange Blossom Special" in 1976.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Folk & Bluegrass U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Great American Music Hall Dec 12, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Great American Music Hall | Dec 12, 1974

    The folksinger, storyteller and labor organizer performs Woody Guthrie's "Bread And Roses" and his "Casey Jones, Union Scab" in 1974.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Folk & Bluegrass Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium May 9, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium | May 9, 1968

    The eccentric troubadour, born on this day in 1932, wows the hippie crowd with "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Animal Crackers" in '68.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Folk & Bluegrass Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Studio Six Oct 13, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Jesse Winchester in Montreal, '76 Studio Six | Oct 13, 1976

    The American-Canadian troubadour, who died on this day in 2014, plays his classic "Yankee Lady," "Twigs and Seeds" and "Bowling Green."

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan's New York City Debut Folk & Bluegrass Bob Dylan's New York City Debut Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan's New York City Debut A Bob Dylan Solo Playlist

    On this day in 1961, the former Robert Zimmerman from Hibbing opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerdes' Folk City in the Village.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Phil Ochs' Songs of Protest Folk & Bluegrass Phil Ochs' Songs of Protest Ash Grove Jul 2, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Phil Ochs' Songs of Protest Ash Grove | Jul 2, 1967

    The anti-war activist and voice of the '60s counterculture died on this day in 1976. Hear his politically-tinged anthems in a '67 Ash Grove set.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Mahalia Jackson in New Orleans Folk & Bluegrass Mahalia Jackson in New Orleans Municipal Auditorium New Orleans Apr 25, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Mahalia Jackson in New Orleans Municipal Auditorium New Orleans | Apr 25, 1970

    The Queen of Gospel sings spirituals "Down By the Riverside," "How I Got Over" and "I Have a Friend Above All Others" in this 1970 set.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Richie Havens Charms Newport, '08 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Richie Havens Charms Newport, '08 Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Richie Havens Charms Newport, '08 Newport Folk Festival | Aug 2, 2008 watch video

    The folk icon mesmerizes the crowd with his passionate renditions of "All Along the Watchtower," "Woodstock" and his signature "Freedom."

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Richard Thompson's Celtic Muse Folk & Bluegrass Richard Thompson's Celtic Muse Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Richard Thompson's Celtic Muse Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The Brit singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 67 today, plays tunes from Daring Adventures and Amnesia at the '88 Newport Folk Festival.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Tracy Chapman's Confessions Folk & Bluegrass Video: Tracy Chapman's Confessions Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 4, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Tracy Chapman's Confessions Oakland Coliseum Arena | Dec 4, 1988 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 52 today, plays "If Not Now" and "Fast Car" from her self-titled debut album in this solo set from 1988.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Folk & Bluegrass Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Dome, CW Post University Sep 30, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Dome, CW Post University | Sep 30, 1972

    The bluegrass banjo icon, who died on this day in 2012, leads sons Randy and Gary on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at C.W. Post in 1972.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Folk & Bluegrass The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall Sep 17, 1985 Folk & Bluegrass: The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall | Sep 17, 1985

    Morgan Freeman and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama appear in this 1985 production of the acclaimed Bob Telson-Lee Breuer musical.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jesse Colin Young's Folk-Rock Muse Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Jesse Colin Young's Folk-Rock Muse Red Barn Oct 31, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jesse Colin Young's Folk-Rock Muse Red Barn | Oct 31, 1973

    The singer-songwriter performs "Mornin' Sun," "Evenin'" and "Miss Hesitation" from his album Song for Juli in this 1973 set from Maine.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: The Bray Brothers at Amazingrace, '74 Folk & Bluegrass The Bray Brothers at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace Jun 19, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: The Bray Brothers at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace | Jun 19, 1974

    Mandolinist-singer Pat Burton leads a tight bluegrass ensemble with guest fiddler John Hartford on "Come Back Little Darling" and "Katy Hill."

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jonathan Edwards On a Bus Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Jonathan Edwards On a Bus Segway Town Bus Dec 5, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jonathan Edwards On a Bus Segway Town Bus | Dec 5, 1976

    The singer-songwriter performs "Dues Days Bar," "Morning Train" and his hit single "Sunshine" in this intimate acoustic solo set from 1976.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: John Sebastian at Tanglewood, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass John Sebastian at Tanglewood, 1970 Tanglewood Jul 21, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: John Sebastian at Tanglewood, 1970 Tanglewood | Jul 21, 1970 watch video

    The solo troubadour, who turns 72 today, performs his classics "Lovin' You," "Daydream," "Younger Girl" and "Darling Be Home Soon."

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Ry Cooder at the Record Plant, '74 Folk & Bluegrass Ry Cooder at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Jul 7, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Ry Cooder at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant | Jul 7, 1974

    The guitar wiz, who turns 69 today, picks and sings on "Billy The Kid," "Alimony" and "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?"

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian guitarist-composer and world music pioneer brings his Yoruban dance music to Tramps in this mesmerizing 1996 set.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Witty Ditties Folk & Bluegrass Steve Goodman's Witty Ditties Amazingrace Jan 5, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Witty Ditties Amazingrace | Jan 5, 1973

    The Chicago-born troubadour performs his "Chicken Cordon Blues," "Lincoln Park Pirates" and "City of New Orleans" at Amazingrace in '73.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jimmy Spheeris in Springfield, '73 Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Jimmy Spheeris in Springfield, '73 Springfield Municipal Auditorium Apr 24, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jimmy Spheeris in Springfield, '73 Springfield Municipal Auditorium | Apr 24, 1973

    The Phoenix-born solo troubadour performs "Shirtful of Apples" and "Sweet Wahini Mama" from album The Original Tap Dancing Kid.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East Jun 4, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East | Jun 4, 1970

    The supergroup plays unplugged versions of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" one year after Woodstock.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 Folk & Bluegrass Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 French's Camp Aug 29, 1987 Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 French's Camp | Aug 29, 1987

    The iconic guitarist-singer leads his Acoustic Band on unplugged versions of Grateful Dead classics like "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple."

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson at the Ash Grove, '67 Folk & Bluegrass Doc Watson at the Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove May 3, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson at the Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove | May 3, 1967

    The singer and flatpicker extraordinaire, born on this day in 1923, performs "Doc's Talkin' Blues" and "Otto Wood the Bandit" in a solo set.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: The Chambers Brothers at Ash Grove, '64 Folk & Bluegrass The Chambers Brothers at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove Aug 7, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: The Chambers Brothers at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove | Aug 7, 1964

    Before they went psychedelic with "Time Has Come Today," the four brothers were an a cappella gospel group. Hear their vocal harmonies.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Folk & Bluegrass Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Estadio River Plate Oct 15, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Estadio River Plate | Oct 15, 1988

    The legendary Senegalese singer-percussionist performs "Mandela," "The Truth" and "The Lion" at the Buenos Aires soccer stadium.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Folk & Bluegrass Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Ash Grove Jun 21, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Ash Grove | Jun 21, 1963

    The folk and gospel singer joins the Georgia Sea Island Singers on the spiritual "I Know I Got Religion" and the joyful "So Glad I'm Here."

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, '74 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, '74 Carnegie Hall May 26, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, '74 Carnegie Hall | May 26, 1974

    The troubadour sings classics "Fire and Rain" and "Carolina in My Mind" and is joined by wife Carly Simon on their hit single "Mockingbird."

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey, Six-String Wizard Folk & Bluegrass John Fahey, Six-String Wizard Great American Music Hall Oct 31, 1979 Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey, Six-String Wizard Great American Music Hall | Oct 31, 1979

    The acoustic guitar virtuoso, born on this day in 1939, performs a medley of "On the Sunny Side of the Ocean/Spanish Two-Step" in '79.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Ralph Stanley Folk & Bluegrass A Birthday Salute to Ralph Stanley Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Ralph Stanley Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The banjoist, born on this day in 1927, sings "How Mountain Girls Can Love" with his Clinch Mountain Boys at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Nashville Folk & Bluegrass Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Nashville Nashville Jan 12, 1985 Folk & Bluegrass: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Nashville Nashville | Jan 12, 1985

    The California country-folk-rock band performs "An American Dream," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and their hit song "Mr. Bojangles."

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: A Celebration of Bob Dylan Folk & Bluegrass A Celebration of Bob Dylan Beacon Theatre Nov 7, 2007 Folk & Bluegrass: A Celebration of Bob Dylan Beacon Theatre | Nov 7, 2007

    My Morning Jacket, Ya Lo Tengo, The Roots, Joe Henry and others perform tunes from the soundtrack to the Dylan biopic I'm Not There.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Folk & Bluegrass Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Tramps | Feb 24, 1996

    The accordian ace leads his West Louisiana band on zydeco renditions of the Stones "Beast of Burden" and Marcia Ball's "Hot Tamale Baby."

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Eric Andersen at the Shaboo Inn, '75 Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Eric Andersen at the Shaboo Inn, '75 Shaboo Inn Oct 1, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Eric Andersen at the Shaboo Inn, '75 Shaboo Inn | Oct 1, 1975

    The graduate of the '60s Greenwich Village folk scene performs his Civil Rights era anthem "Thirsty Boots" and other tunes from Blue River.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: The Ragin' Cajun on Campus Folk & Bluegrass The Ragin' Cajun on Campus Windham College Feb 17, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: The Ragin' Cajun on Campus Windham College | Feb 17, 1973

    West Louisiana fiddler and singer Doug Kershaw performs his signature "Diggy Diggy Lo" and "Cajun Joe" at Windham College in this '73 set.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist

    The king and queen of '60s folk perform "I Shall Be Released" and other intimate duets during The Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this Amnesty International benefit concert.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Dave Van Ronk Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Dave Van Ronk Windham College Dec 2, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Dave Van Ronk Windham College | Dec 2, 1972

    The legendary Greenwich Village folkie, nicknamed the Mayor of McDougal Street, died on this day in 2002. Hear him in this '72 set.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Aztec Two-Step at the Shaboo Inn Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Aztec Two-Step at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn Dec 18, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Aztec Two-Step at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn | Dec 18, 1975

    The folk duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman performs "It's Going on Saturday," "Lullaby of New York" and other tunes from Second Step.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Dan Hicks Folk & Bluegrass R.I.P. Dan Hicks Fillmore Auditorium May 28, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Dan Hicks Fillmore Auditorium | May 28, 1988

    The guitarist-singer and frontman for the folk-swing Acoustic Warriors and Hot Licks died over the weekend at age 74. Hear him in a 1988 set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford Meets Norman Blake Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford Meets Norman Blake Amazingrace Feb 27, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford Meets Norman Blake Amazingrace | Feb 27, 1976

    The banjoist-fiddler-singer joins the flatpicker on "Orange Blossom Special" and "Steam Powered Aereo-Plane" at Amazingrace in 1976.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Leftover Salmon at Black Oak Ranch Folk & Bluegrass Leftover Salmon at Black Oak Ranch Black Oak Ranch Sep 5, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Leftover Salmon at Black Oak Ranch Black Oak Ranch | Sep 5, 1998

    The Boulder-based alt-bluegrass band plays "Ask the Fish," "Wake and Bake," "Funky Mountain Fogdown" and other tunes from Euphoria.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Vassar Clements' Bluegrass Swing Folk & Bluegrass Vassar Clements' Bluegrass Swing SUNY New Paltz May 9, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Vassar Clements' Bluegrass Swing SUNY New Paltz | May 9, 1976

    The 'newgrass' fiddler brings a jazzy flair to such bluegrass staples as "Uncle Pen," "Rocky Top" and "Orange Blossom Special" in this 1976 set.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Winterland, '73 Folk & Bluegrass Crosby, Stills & Nash at Winterland, '73 Winterland Oct 7, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Winterland, '73 Winterland | Oct 7, 1973

    British-born Graham Nash, who turns 74 today, joins his colleagues David Crosby and Stephen Stills in a stripped-down trio setting.

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