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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury Band at Tramp's, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Del McCoury Band at Tramp's, '98 Tramps Mar 13, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury Band at Tramp's, '98 Tramps | Mar 13, 1998

    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."

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW Folk & Bluegrass Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 17, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 17, 2011 watch video

    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."

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Paul Kantner's Wooden Ships at McCabe's Folk & Bluegrass Paul Kantner's Wooden Ships at McCabe's McCabes Oct 26, 1991 Folk & Bluegrass: Paul Kantner's Wooden Ships at McCabe's McCabes | Oct 26, 1991

    The guitarist and singer famous for his influential electric sounds performs unplugged in the intimate Santa Monica guitar store in 1991.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Pete Seeger Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Pete Seeger New England College Nov 22, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Pete Seeger New England College | Nov 22, 1972

    The iconic folk singer and environmentalist, who died on this day in 2014, performs "Garbage," about the perils of pollution, in a '72 set.

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

    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.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: A Tribute to Leadbelly Folk & Bluegrass A Tribute to Leadbelly Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: A Tribute to Leadbelly Newport Folk Festival | Jul 20, 1969

    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.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: All Hail the Queen! Folk & Bluegrass All Hail the Queen! Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: All Hail the Queen! Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The Louisiana-born accordianist-singer Queen Ida turns 87 today. Hear her play "Chere Du Lu" and other zydeco favorites at Newport '88.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Tom Rush at Symphony Hall, '81 Folk & Bluegrass NEW: Tom Rush at Symphony Hall, '81 Symphony Hall Dec 27, 1981 Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Tom Rush at Symphony Hall, '81 Symphony Hall | Dec 27, 1981

    The iconic folk singer performs his classic "No Regrets" and tunes from Merrimack County and Ladies Love Outlaws in this set from Boston.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs' Family Band at Amazingrace Folk & Bluegrass Earl Scruggs' Family Band at Amazingrace Amazingrace May 26, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs' Family Band at Amazingrace Amazingrace | May 26, 1972

    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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Elizabeth Cotten's Engaging Ditties Folk & Bluegrass Elizabeth Cotten's Engaging Ditties Great American Music Hall Mar 16, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Elizabeth Cotten's Engaging Ditties Great American Music Hall | Mar 16, 1976

    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.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford Solo at Amazingrace, '78 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford Solo at Amazingrace, '78 Amazingrace Jul 27, 1978 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford Solo at Amazingrace, '78 Amazingrace | Jul 27, 1978

    The multi-instrumentalist, born on this day in 1937, plays "Steamboat Whistle Blues," "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" and other upbeat ditties.

  14. 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 prolific singer-songwriter and voice of the counterculture performs "Draft Dodgers Rag" and "I Ain't Marching Anymore" in this 1967 set.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: A T-Bone Burnett Christmas Party Folk & Bluegrass A T-Bone Burnett Christmas Party McCabes Dec 25, 1991 Folk & Bluegrass: A T-Bone Burnett Christmas Party McCabes | Dec 25, 1991

    The guitarist-songwriter hosts Leo Kottke, Mark O'Connor, Sam Phillips, Joe Henry and others in this Christmas Day concert from McCabe's.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Dan Fogelberg Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Dan Fogelberg Capitol Theatre Mar 20, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Dan Fogelberg Capitol Theatre | Mar 20, 1976 watch video

    The popular singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2007, performs tunes from his double-platinum album Souvenirs in this 1976 concert.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Tracy Chapman Solo in Oakland, '89 Folk & Bluegrass Tracy Chapman Solo in Oakland, '89 Oakland Coliseum Stadium May 27, 1989 Folk & Bluegrass: Tracy Chapman Solo in Oakland, '89 Oakland Coliseum Stadium | May 27, 1989

    Thisacoustic set features her hit song "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" and other tunes from the singer-songwriter's self-titled debut album.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Clifton Chenier's Zydeco Party Folk & Bluegrass Clifton Chenier's Zydeco Party Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Clifton Chenier's Zydeco Party Beauregard Square | Apr 23, 1970

    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.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Harry Chapin Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Harry Chapin Avery Fisher Hall Mar 15, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Harry Chapin Avery Fisher Hall | Mar 15, 1974

    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.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Odetta's Majestic Voice Folk & Bluegrass Odetta's Majestic Voice Folk & Bluegrass: Odetta's Majestic Voice Odetta playlist

    The hugely influential folk singer and civil rights activist, who died on this day in 2008, performs "Amazing Grace" and others in this playlist.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Folk & Bluegrass Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson's Backstage Jam Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The great flatpicker joins an impromptu jam with fiddler Howdy Forrester, banjoist Bill Keith and others at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Billy Bragg's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Folk & Bluegrass Billy Bragg's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Good Danny's May 21, 2013 Folk & Bluegrass: Billy Bragg's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Good Danny's | May 21, 2013

    The British troubadour performs "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," "Handyman Blues" and others from his Tooth & Nail in this solo set.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore, '68 Folk & Bluegrass The Staple Singers at the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore Auditorium Apr 18, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore Auditorium | Apr 18, 1968

    Pops Staples leads his soul-folk family band, featuring daughter Mavis on lead vocals, on socially-conscious tunes like "For What It's Worth."

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Buckley in Glasgow, '94 Folk & Bluegrass Jeff Buckley in Glasgow, '94 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Buckley in Glasgow, '94 Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    The late singer-songwriter performs haunting renditions of "Grace" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from his one and only studio album.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore, '68 Folk & Bluegrass Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore West Oct 5, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore, '68 Fillmore West | Oct 5, 1968

    The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and tunes from Back Here On Earth.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie's Social Commentary Folk & Bluegrass Arlo Guthrie's Social Commentary Newport Folk Festival Jul 26, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie's Social Commentary Newport Folk Festival | Jul 26, 1968

    The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie performs humorous monologues about the FBI and beach rules in California at the '68 Newport Folk Fest.

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

    The Five Blind Boys of Alabama star in this 1985 production of the Telson-Breuer show based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus the King.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps, '96 Folk & Bluegrass Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps, '96 Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps, '96 Tramps | Feb 24, 1996

    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."

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Jim Post at Amazingrace, '74 Folk & Bluegrass Jim Post at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace May 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Jim Post at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace | May 24, 1974

    The singer-songwriter and Chicago folk icon flaunts some fancy fingerstyle playing on "Silver Engine" and "Ghost Riders In the Sky."

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell! Folk & Bluegrass Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter turns 72 today. See her perform "The Three Great Stimulants," "Number One" and "Hejira" in this '86 video.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Folk & Bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Echo Mountain Recording Aug 13, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Echo Mountain Recording | Aug 13, 2012

    The Colorado alt-bluegrass band performs the ebullient "Pockets" and the edgy "Rag Doll" in this 2012 set from Asheville, North Carolina.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Art Garfunkel (Sans Paul Simon) Folk & Bluegrass Art Garfunkel (Sans Paul Simon) Folk & Bluegrass: Art Garfunkel (Sans Paul Simon) Art Garfunkel Playlist

    The native New Yorker with the angelic voice turns 74 today. Hear him perform "Bright Eyes" and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" in this playlist.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Colin Hay's Paste Session Folk & Bluegrass Video: Colin Hay's Paste Session Paste Magazine Offices Jan 5, 2010 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Colin Hay's Paste Session Paste Magazine Offices | Jan 5, 2010 watch video

    The Scottish Aussie and former lead singer of Men At Work performs solo versions of "Down Under" and "Prison Time" in this 2010 set.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: A Neil Young Solo Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Neil Young Solo Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Neil Young Solo Playlist A Neil Young Solo playlist

    The Canadian-born troubadour plays classics like "Sugar Mountain," "Heart of Gold" and "After the Gold Rush" in sets from 1972 to 2007.

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

    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."

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Folk & Bluegrass Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio May 19, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio | May 19, 2011

    The old-timey string band from Durham, North Carolina performs "Po' Black Sheep" and "Skillet Good and Greasy" in this 2011 set.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Peter Lang's Fingerstyle Genius Folk & Bluegrass Peter Lang's Fingerstyle Genius Great American Music Hall Jul 14, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Peter Lang's Fingerstyle Genius Great American Music Hall | Jul 14, 1976

    The accomplished 12-string acoustic guitarist performs "Round Worm Reel" and offers humorous between-songs banter in this 1976 set.

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

    Mandolinist Chris Thile leads the alt-bluegrass group on Jimmie Rodger's "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Folk & Bluegrass Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace | Jan 24, 1974

    The folk and bluegrass guitar picker demonstrates his six-string virtuosity on "Richmond Avenue Rag," "Arkansas Traveler" and others.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering John Denver Folk & Bluegrass Remembering John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence Aug 29, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence | Aug 29, 1972

    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.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Folk & Bluegrass Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 6, 1993 Folk & Bluegrass: Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 6, 1993 watch video

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Come to My Window" and other tunes from her 'coming out' album Yes I Am in this intimate set.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Bert Jansch Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Bert Jansch Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Bert Jansch Berkeley Community Theatre | May 29, 1970

    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.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Youssou N'Dour in Buenos Aires, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass Youssou N'Dour in Buenos Aires, 1988 Estadio River Plate Oct 15, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Youssou N'Dour in Buenos Aires, 1988 Estadio River Plate | Oct 15, 1988

    The Senegalese singer-percussionist, who turns 56 today, performs tunes from Nelson Mandela and Imigrés on a Human Rights Now! tour.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Trey Anastasio On His Own Folk & Bluegrass Trey Anastasio On His Own Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Trey Anastasio On His Own Newport Folk Festival | Aug 2, 2008 watch video

    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.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan Covered Folk & Bluegrass Bob Dylan Covered Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan Covered Bob Dylan Covers Playlist

    Hear interpretations of classic Dylan tunes by The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, U2 and others in this playlist.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: A Solo Neil Young Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Solo Neil Young Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Solo Neil Young Playlist Neil Young solo playlist

    Hear the prolific songwriter perform intimate, unaccompanied versions of "Heart of Gold," "After the Gold Rush," "Sugar Mountain" and others.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Leonard Cohen Folk & Bluegrass A Salute to Leonard Cohen Royal Albert Hall Jun 5, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Leonard Cohen Royal Albert Hall | Jun 5, 1988

    The Canadian singer-songwriter-poet turns 81 today. Hear him perform a mesmerizing "Tower of Song" at Royal Albert Hall in 1988.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Steve Goodman Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Steve Goodman Great American Music Hall Dec 12, 1979 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Steve Goodman Great American Music Hall | Dec 12, 1979

    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.

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