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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Harry Chapin Flying Solo Folk & Bluegrass Video: Harry Chapin Flying Solo Capitol Theatre Oct 21, 1978 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Harry Chapin Flying Solo Capitol Theatre | Oct 21, 1978 watch video

    The troubadour performs unaccompanied versions of his songs "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cats in the Cradle" in this intimate '78 set.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: The Majesty of Joni Mitchell Folk & Bluegrass The Majesty of Joni Mitchell Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: The Majesty of Joni Mitchell Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who is still recovering from a serious illness, performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this 1986 video.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: The Ultimate Clarence White Playlist Folk & Bluegrass The Ultimate Clarence White Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: The Ultimate Clarence White Playlist The Ultimate Clarence White Playlist

    The late great bluegrass guitar picker would've turned 71 today. Hear him with the Kentucky Colonels, the White Brothers and the Byrds.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amazingrace, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford at Amazingrace, 1974 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amazingrace, 1974 Amazingrace | Jan 24, 1974

    The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, performs "Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun" and other solo ditties.

  5. 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 African-American string band from Durham performs "'Po Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and others in this 2011 set.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: A Doc Watson Celebration Folk & Bluegrass A Doc Watson Celebration Folk & Bluegrass: A Doc Watson Celebration Doc Watson playlist

    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.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Unadulterated Dylan Folk & Bluegrass Unadulterated Dylan Folk & Bluegrass: Unadulterated Dylan A Bob Dylan Solo Playlist

    Prolific songwriter and cultural icon Bob Dylan turned 74 on Sunday. Hear him perform in a stripped-down setting in this playlist.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: The Rowan Bros. With Garcia and Grisman Folk & Bluegrass The Rowan Bros. With Garcia and Grisman Fillmore West Jul 2, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: The Rowan Bros. With Garcia and Grisman Fillmore West | Jul 2, 1971

    Siblings Chris and Lorin Rowan are joined by the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzmann and mandolinist Dave Grisman in 1971.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: The Wood Brothers' Americana Appeal Folk & Bluegrass The Wood Brothers' Americana Appeal Folk & Bluegrass: The Wood Brothers' Americana Appeal A Wood Brothers Playlist

    Guitarist-singer Oliver and bassist Chris blend as only siblings can on soulful originals from their albums Ways Not to Lose and Loaded.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Folk & Bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Echo Mountain Recording Aug 13, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Echo Mountain Recording | Aug 13, 2012

    The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass group performs "Pockets," "Rag Doll" and "Straight Line" in this 2012 set from North Carolina.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 17, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 17, 1964

    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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Guy Carawan Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Guy Carawan Old Campus May 8, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Guy Carawan Old Campus | May 8, 1964

    Celebrate the life of the man who popularized "We Shall Overcome" as an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement with this brief performance.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: A Mumford & Sons Hootenany Folk & Bluegrass A Mumford & Sons Hootenany Dixon High School Oct 1, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: A Mumford & Sons Hootenany Dixon High School | Oct 1, 2012

    Singer Marcus Mumford leads a group of friends, including Abigail Washburn and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, in this 2012 concert.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: A Pete Seeger Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Pete Seeger Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Pete Seeger Birthday Playlist Pete Seeger Birthday Playlist

    The troubadour and social/environmental activist, who died last year, was born on this day in 1919. Hear him in performances from '68-'72.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 27, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 27, 1967

    The old-timey string band revivalists premiere tunes from their album Death on Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies in this 1967 set.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Trey Anastasio Flies Solo Folk & Bluegrass Trey Anastasio Flies Solo Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Trey Anastasio Flies Solo Newport Folk Festival | Aug 2, 2008 watch video

    Phish's guitarist-frontman plays unadorned acoustic versions of "Bathtub Gin," "Chalk Dust Torture" and "Water in the Sky" at Newport.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Ash Grove May 5, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Ash Grove | May 5, 1967

    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.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Richie Havens Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Richie Havens Bottom Line Sep 12, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Richie Havens Bottom Line | Sep 12, 1976

    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.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Ani DiFranco's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Sep 22, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Sep 22, 2008

    The feminist-activist singer-songwriter premieres intimate, thought-provoking tunes from her album Red Letter Year in this 2008 set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Billy Bragg's Songs of Protest Folk & Bluegrass Billy Bragg's Songs of Protest Stage On Sixth Mar 15, 2013 Folk & Bluegrass: Billy Bragg's Songs of Protest Stage On Sixth | Mar 15, 2013 watch video

    The Brit troubadour/left-wing activist sings of equal marriage, workers rights, drone strikes and other politically-tinged topics at SXSW 2013.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jesse Winchester Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Jesse Winchester Bottom Line May 1, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jesse Winchester Bottom Line | May 1, 1977

    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.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian king of juju music (aka, the Minister of Enjoyment) stirs up infectious rhythms with his African Beats at this Tramps concert.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Don't Mess With Rockin' Sidney's Toot Toot Folk & Bluegrass Don't Mess With Rockin' Sidney's Toot Toot Hampton, VA Nov 6, 1985 Folk & Bluegrass: Don't Mess With Rockin' Sidney's Toot Toot Hampton, VA | Nov 6, 1985

    The Louisiana zydeco star performs his international hit "My Toot Toot" and "Jalapeno Lena" in this 1985 concert from Hampton, Virginia.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Babatunde Olatunji at Wolfgang's Folk & Bluegrass Babatunde Olatunji at Wolfgang's Wolfgang's Jan 5, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Babatunde Olatunji at Wolfgang's Wolfgang's | Jan 5, 1986

    The Nigerian percussion master and world music pioneer, who died on this day in 2003, performs with his African percussion ensemble in '86.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Richard Thompson! Folk & Bluegrass Happy Birthday, Richard Thompson! Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Richard Thompson! Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The great guitarist and songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs "Waltzing's for Dreamers" and other tunes from Amnesia in this '88 set.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Eric Schoenberg Picks on the Beatles Folk & Bluegrass Eric Schoenberg Picks on the Beatles Great American Music Hall Sep 2, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Eric Schoenberg Picks on the Beatles Great American Music Hall | Sep 2, 1976

    The fingerstyle guitarist performs "Here, There And Everywhere" and "My Guitar Gently Weeps" and several rags in this 1976 solo set.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Folk & Bluegrass Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist

    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.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Tracy Chapman's Victory Tour Folk & Bluegrass Tracy Chapman's Victory Tour Oakland Coliseum Stadium May 27, 1989 Folk & Bluegrass: Tracy Chapman's Victory Tour Oakland Coliseum Stadium | May 27, 1989

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 51 today, performs "Fast Car" and "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" from her Grammy-winning debut album.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Earl Scruggs Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Earl Scruggs Amazingrace May 26, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Earl Scruggs Amazingrace | May 26, 1972

    The banjo great, who died on this day in 2012, performs staples like "Flint Hill Special" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" in this 1972 set.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: RIP John Renbourn Folk & Bluegrass RIP John Renbourn Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: RIP John Renbourn Berkeley Community Theatre | May 29, 1970

    The British acoustic guitar virtuoso died yesterday at age 70 at his home in Scotland. Hear him perform with Pentangle in this 1970 set.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Lucinda Williams at Tramps, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Lucinda Williams at Tramps, '98 Tramps Jun 30, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Lucinda Williams at Tramps, '98 Tramps | Jun 30, 1998

    The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs "Drunken Angel" and other tunes from her Grammy-winning album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: A Ry Cooder Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Ry Cooder Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Ry Cooder Birthday Playlist A Ry Cooder Playlist

    The roots music maven turns 68 today. Hear him with Jackie DeShannon, the Rising Sons, David Lindley and in solo performances.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor on Cape Cod Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor on Cape Cod Cape Cod Coliseum Aug 30, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor on Cape Cod Cape Cod Coliseum | Aug 30, 1975

    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.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Flaco Jimenez! Folk & Bluegrass Happy Birthday, Flaco Jimenez! Great American Music Hall Feb 24, 1982 Folk & Bluegrass: Happy Birthday, Flaco Jimenez! Great American Music Hall | Feb 24, 1982

    The great conjunto accordianist, who turns 76 today, joins bluegrass guitarist Peter Rowan on "The Free Mexican Airforce" in this 1982 set.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Kaleidoscope at Newport Folk Fest '68 Folk & Bluegrass Kaleidoscope at Newport Folk Fest '68 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Kaleidoscope at Newport Folk Fest '68 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 1968

    Banjoist-guitarist-singer David Lindley leads the eclectic group in a set ranging from bluegrass ("Hello Trouble") to Turkish exotica ("Taxim").

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Folk & Bluegrass Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The Cambridge, Massachusetts group performs "Mule Skinner Biues," "Gone Home" and a bluegrass version of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer."

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Moving Hall Star Singers at Ash Grove, '66 Folk & Bluegrass Moving Hall Star Singers at Ash Grove, '66 Ash Grove Apr 23, 1966 Folk & Bluegrass: Moving Hall Star Singers at Ash Grove, '66 Ash Grove | Apr 23, 1966

    The group from the Georgia Sea Islands of South Carolina performs spirituals and folk tunes like "We Shall Overcome" and "I Am a Soldier."

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: A Doc Watson Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass A Doc Watson Birthday Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Doc Watson Birthday Playlist Doc Watson playlist

    The flatpicker extraordinaire would've turned 92 today. Hear his extraordinary chops on a set of rags, blues and bluegrass breakdowns.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey at Great American Music Hall Folk & Bluegrass John Fahey at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Aug 8, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey at Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Aug 8, 1975

    The fingerstyle solo guitar virtuoso and Americana icon, who was born on this day in 1939, performs mesmerizing medleys in this '75 set.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncle Josh Graves at Amazingrace, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass Uncle Josh Graves at Amazingrace, 1974 Amazingrace Jun 1, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Uncle Josh Graves at Amazingrace, 1974 Amazingrace | Jun 1, 1974

    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.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Ralph Stanley: Still Pickin 'n Grinin' Folk & Bluegrass Ralph Stanley: Still Pickin 'n Grinin' Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Ralph Stanley: Still Pickin 'n Grinin' Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The bluegrass icon, who turns 88 today, sings "Man of Constant Sorrow" with his Clinch Mountain Boys at the '68 Newport Folk Festival.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Jamie Brockett at Amazingrace, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass Jamie Brockett at Amazingrace, 1971 Amazingrace Oct 5, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Jamie Brockett at Amazingrace, 1971 Amazingrace | Oct 5, 1973

    The folk troubadour performs versions of Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" and his counterculture classic "Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic."

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Hassan Hakmoun's Trance Music Folk & Bluegrass Hassan Hakmoun's Trance Music Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Hassan Hakmoun's Trance Music Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    The New York-based Moroccan musician blends mesmerizing folkloric elements of the Gnawan style with rock elements at Woodstock '94.

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

    Mandolin ace Chris Thile, who turns 34 today, joins his fellow virtuosos in the progressive bluegrass-chamber group at the annual Austin bash.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Ash Grove Jan 1, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jan 1, 1963

    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.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center Folk & Bluegrass Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center Kennedy Center Nov 19, 2001 Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center Kennedy Center | Nov 19, 2001

    The folk singer-songwriter performs symphonic versions of "This Land Is Your Land," "Goodnight Irene" and others in this 2001 concert.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: GRAMMY WINNER: Angelique KIdjo Folk & Bluegrass GRAMMY WINNER: Angelique KIdjo Tramps Sep 26, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: GRAMMY WINNER: Angelique KIdjo Tramps | Sep 26, 1998

    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.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Jose Feliciano at Ash Grove, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass Jose Feliciano at Ash Grove, 1964 Ash Grove Sep 26, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Jose Feliciano at Ash Grove, 1964 Ash Grove | Sep 26, 1964

    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."

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