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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Folk & Bluegrass Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre Aug 6, 1987 Folk & Bluegrass: Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre | Aug 6, 1987

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 57 today, performs "Tom's Diner," "Luka" and other tunes from Solitude Standing in this 1987 set.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Folk & Bluegrass Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Folk & Bluegrass: Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Mavis Staples playlist

    The gospel-tinged soul singer, who turns 77 today, performs with the Staple Singers in 1968 and as a solo artist in 1994 in this playlist.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Folk & Bluegrass Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Paramount Theatre Austin Apr 28, 1993 Folk & Bluegrass: Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Paramount Theatre Austin | Apr 28, 1993

    The Texas-born singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, performs tunes from her Grammy-winning Other Voices, Other Rooms in this '93 set.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Abigail Washburn's Americana Folk & Bluegrass Abigail Washburn's Americana Daytrotter Studio Jan 26, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Abigail Washburn's Americana Daytrotter Studio | Jan 26, 2011

    The singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player performs "Shotgun Blues" with her husband, banjo ace Bela Fleck, in 2011.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Windham College Dec 2, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Windham College | Dec 2, 1972

    The Mayor of MacDougal Street, born on this day in 1936, performs Joni Mitchell's "River" and Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire" in this '72 set

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: The Kentucky Colonels at Ash Grove, '65 Folk & Bluegrass The Kentucky Colonels at Ash Grove, '65 Ash Grove Apr 6, 1965 Folk & Bluegrass: The Kentucky Colonels at Ash Grove, '65 Ash Grove | Apr 6, 1965

    Guitarist Clarence White (later of The Byrds) joins in on the lament "I'm Just A Used To Be To You" and the bluegrass breakdown "Cackling Hen."

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Folk & Bluegrass A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Beauregard Square | Apr 23, 1970

    The late king of zydeco, who was born on this day in 1925, plays "Les Bons Temps Rouler" and "Zydeco Boogie Woogie" in this 1970 set.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Folk & Bluegrass Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    On this day in 1968, "Paperback Writer" reached #1 on the U.S. singles charts. Hear the Charles River Valley Boys cover that Fab Four favorite.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Oct 27, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Oct 27, 2009

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs "No Freedom" and her classic "You're So Vain" with her son Ben Taylor.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: In Constant Sorrow No More Folk & Bluegrass In Constant Sorrow No More Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: In Constant Sorrow No More Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    Concert Vault mourns the loss of treasured bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley, heard here at the Newport Folk Festival, 1968.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Folk & Bluegrass Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American Music Hall Apr 23, 1983 Folk & Bluegrass: Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American Music Hall | Apr 23, 1983

    The keyboardist-composer, who turns 81 today, performs his raga "Songs From the Old Country" featuring Krishna Bhatt on sitar in 1983.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Woody Guthrie Playlist

    A diverse list of artists from Ry Cooder to Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the Byrds and the Grateful Dead play tunes by the Dust Bowl troubadour.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Folk & Bluegrass Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Madison Square Garden Sep 21, 1979 Folk & Bluegrass: Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Madison Square Garden | Sep 21, 1979

    Bernice Johnson Reagon leads the D.C.-based all-women a cappella ensemble on "Echo" and "If You Had Lived" in this '79 benefit concert.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Folk & Bluegrass Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2000 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2000 watch video

    The son of Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti turns 54 today. See him perform with his large ensemble with exotic dancers in this 2000 set.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Fillmore East Jun 4, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Fillmore East | Jun 4, 1970

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young blend beautifully on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" in this 1970 Fillmore set.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Folk & Bluegrass Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Palace Theater Waterbury May 19, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Palace Theater Waterbury | May 19, 1973

    The acoustic guitar virtuoso plays dazzling versions of his instrumentals "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in 1973.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Folk & Bluegrass Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn Jan 18, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn | Jan 18, 1976

    The solo troubadour, who died on this day in 2009, performs intimate versions of "People Get Ready" and "Penny Lane" in this '76 set.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Newport, '69 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 20, 1969

    The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, plays witty ditties like "The Category Stomp" and "Natural To Be Gone."

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Folk & Bluegrass Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Tramps Jun 5, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Tramps | Jun 5, 1996

    The innovative banjoist mixes funk, bluegrass, jazz and world music in this uncut 1996 Flecktones set featuring special guest Andy Statman.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Folk & Bluegrass Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American Music Hall Nov 18, 1983 Folk & Bluegrass: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American Music Hall | Nov 18, 1983

    The traditional Irish singer from Galway performs a cappella versions of "The Rocks of Bawn," "Red Is the Rose" and "Gaelic Song" in this '83 set.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1997, performs "Grace," "Hallelujah" and "Lover, You Should've Come Over" in this '94 solo set.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Folk & Bluegrass Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Park West Nov 2, 1984 Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn at the Park West, '84 Park West | Nov 2, 1984

    The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs compelling pieces like "Nicaragua" and "If I Had a Rocket Launcher."

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jewel at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 25, 1999 watch video

    The platinum-selling singer-songwriter, who turns 42 today, performs tunes from her debut album Pieces of You and her followup Spirit.

  25. 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 late folk-rocker, born on this day in 1944, performs "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and the talking blues pot anthem "Twigs and Seeds."

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Jonathan Richman's Quirky Gems Folk & Bluegrass Jonathan Richman's Quirky Gems Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Jonathan Richman's Quirky Gems Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    The singer-songwriter performs "Nineteen in Naples" and the title track from the movie There's Something About Mary in this '98 concert video.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Loudon Wainwright III at the Bottom Line Folk & Bluegrass Loudon Wainwright III at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Apr 7, 1978 Folk & Bluegrass: Loudon Wainwright III at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Apr 7, 1978

    The singer-songwriter performs solo versions of "Golfin' Blues," "Four Is a Magic Number" and "The Man Who Couldn't Cry' in this 1978 set.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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."

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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."

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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."

  22. 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.

  23. 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."

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