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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Dry City Scat Band at Ash Grove, '64 Folk & Bluegrass Dry City Scat Band at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove Jul 12, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Dry City Scat Band at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove | Jul 12, 1964

    Hear a 19-year-old David Lindley playing banjo on "Green Scruggs," "Uncle Pen" and other old-timey tunes with this L.A-based quartet.

  2. 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.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Francis Coppola Introduces Garcia & Kahn Folk & Bluegrass Francis Coppola Introduces Garcia & Kahn Marin Civic Auditorium Sep 29, 1984 Folk & Bluegrass: Francis Coppola Introduces Garcia & Kahn Marin Civic Auditorium | Sep 29, 1984

    Hear the mighty auteur pay tribute to his friend Bill Graham during this 1984 intro to a short & sweet Jerry Garcia & John Kahn set.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Sam Hinton at the Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Sam Hinton at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Oct 31, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Sam Hinton at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Oct 31, 1964

    The folklorist performs songs about American history, including "Damn Yankee Lad" and Woody Guthrie's "Talking Dust Bowl Blues."

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Phil Ochs at Ash Grove, '67 Folk & Bluegrass Phil Ochs at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove Jul 2, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Phil Ochs at Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove | Jul 2, 1967

    The '60s protest singer plays politically-tinged tunes like "Draft Dodger Rag" and "I Ain't Marching Anymore" during the Summer of Love.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens' Mixed Bag Folk & Bluegrass Richie Havens' Mixed Bag Bottom Line Sep 12, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens' Mixed Bag Bottom Line | Sep 12, 1976

    The acoustic troubadour covers classics like Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" and Steely Dan's "Do It Again" in this intimate 1976 concert.

  7. 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.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: John C. Reilly: More Than Just an Actor Folk & Bluegrass John C. Reilly: More Than Just an Actor New Monkey Studio Aug 8, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: John C. Reilly: More Than Just an Actor New Monkey Studio | Aug 8, 2012

    The great John C. Reilly has often played a musician on the big-screen, but that doesn't mean the man can't do it for real. This Daytrotter session is proof.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: John Denver's Ode to Colorado Folk & Bluegrass John Denver's Ode to Colorado Ethel Kennedy Residence Aug 29, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: John Denver's Ode to Colorado Ethel Kennedy Residence | Aug 29, 1972

    Now that marijuana is flat-out legal in Colorado, feel free to fire one up and fully appreciate John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High".

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Newport Folk Festival Aug 2, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Newport Folk Festival | Aug 2, 2008 watch video

    The iconic troubadour performs Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower," Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" in this video.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Ash Grove Aug 2, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Ash Grove | Aug 2, 1967

    Musical partners Vern Williams and Ray Park, fathers of California bluegrass, blend on old-timey tunes in this '67 Ash Grove set.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Brandi Carlile Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Brandi Carlile Daytrotter Session Echo Mountain Recording Aug 30, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Brandi Carlile Daytrotter Session Echo Mountain Recording | Aug 30, 2012

    The talented singer-songwriter's lyrics are fantastic and her voice delivers the words beautifully and with a power and clarity that echoes Patsy Cline.

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

    The iconic folkie performs orchestral versions of "When a Soldier Comes Home," "The Patriot's Dream" and his father's "This Land Is Your Land."

  14. 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.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Lindisfarne in Virginia Folk & Bluegrass Lindisfarne in Virginia University of Virginia Nov 4, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Lindisfarne in Virginia University of Virginia | Nov 4, 1972

    Owing as much to Dylan and West Coast psychedelia as to the folk music of their native Britain, Lindisfarne brought their alchemy to the New World in 1972.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: The Scragg Family at Ash Grove, '65 Folk & Bluegrass The Scragg Family at Ash Grove, '65 Ash Grove Jan 1, 1965 Folk & Bluegrass: The Scragg Family at Ash Grove, '65 Ash Grove | Jan 1, 1965

    Mandolinist-founder Peter Feldmann leads one of California's premier old time bluegrass bands on "Dark as a Dungeon" and "Run Mountain."

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Tip-Toeing With Tiny Tim Folk & Bluegrass Tip-Toeing With Tiny Tim Fillmore Auditorium May 9, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Tip-Toeing With Tiny Tim Fillmore Auditorium | May 9, 1968

    With his high falsetto/vibrato voice and ukulele, the former Herbert Khaury was one of the oddest acts in showbiz. Hear him at the Fillmore in 1968.

  18. 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."

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East | Jan 25, 1971

    The lanky troubadour performs solo renditions of his "Country Road" and "Carolina On My Mind" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee."

  20. 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.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line Folk & Bluegrass Don McLean at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Feb 18, 1977

    The genius singer-songwriter most famous of course for "American Pie" performs that #1 hit among many other great tunes in this set from '77.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Kris Kristofferson Sings to Sinead Folk & Bluegrass Kris Kristofferson Sings to Sinead New Monkey Studio Nov 4, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Kris Kristofferson Sings to Sinead New Monkey Studio | Nov 4, 2009

    Can you believe it's been 20 years since Sinead O'Connor tore up the pope's pic on SNL? Hear Kristofferson's message to "that bald-headed brave little girl".

  23. 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.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Newport Folk '68 - '69 Folk & Bluegrass Playlist: Newport Folk '68 - '69 Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Newport Folk '68 - '69

    Now that this year's festival is over, we're looking back at historic performances from Muddy Waters, Tim Buckley, B.B. King, and more.

  25. 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.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: The Real Hedy West Folk & Bluegrass The Real Hedy West Ash Grove Aug 9, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: The Real Hedy West Ash Grove | Aug 9, 1967

    The North Georgia native sang – and lived – the tradition that many of her '60s folk revival contemporaries could only observe from the outside.

  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: 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.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jul 11, 2013 Folk & Bluegrass: Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jul 11, 2013

    The solo singer-songwriter wonders whatever happened to "Bobbie Gentry" and sings her anthemic "Mexican Wrestler" in this 2013 set.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: The Milk Carton Kids Folk & Bluegrass The Milk Carton Kids Daytrotter Studio Oct 31, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: The Milk Carton Kids Daytrotter Studio | Oct 31, 2011

    As the contemporary folk duo tears across the country in support of Punch Brothers, hear their harmonious session from Daytrotter Studio here.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, '01 Folk & Bluegrass Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, '01 Kennedy Center Nov 19, 2001 Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, '01 Kennedy Center | Nov 19, 2001

    The son of Woody Guthrie performs lush orchestral versions of "This Land Is Your Land" and "Goodnight Irene" and his "Patriot's Dream."

  7. 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.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: The Adventures of Bela Fleck Folk & Bluegrass The Adventures of Bela Fleck Folk & Bluegrass: The Adventures of Bela Fleck Bela Fleck Playlist

    The Grammy-winning banjo virtuoso just released his orchestral Juno Concerto. Hear him with New Grass Revival and the Flecktones.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75 Folk & Bluegrass Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75 Folk & Bluegrass: Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75 Solo Dylan Playlist

    The essence of his poetry and masterful storytelling is truly revealed in the intimate setting of guitar, voice and harmonica.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Folk & Bluegrass Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band St. Johns University Apr 24, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band St. Johns University | Apr 24, 1971

    The hippie bluegrass and country-rock band performs tunes from their influential album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy in this '71 concert.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: Arlo Guthrie, Newport Folk '68 Folk & Bluegrass New Release: Arlo Guthrie, Newport Folk '68 Newport Folk Festival Jul 26, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: Arlo Guthrie, Newport Folk '68 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 26, 1968

    This hi-fi Arlo Guthrie recording is a stunning example of his hilarious counter-culture commentary. Download his Vault debut today.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Folk & Bluegrass Playlist: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Rocky Mountain Folks Fest 2012

    Lyons, CO (aka "the Nashville of the Rockies") hosts the 22nd annual RMFF. Hear selected performers from the 2012 lineup.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: John Prine's Masterful Songwriting Folk & Bluegrass John Prine's Masterful Songwriting Lenox Music Inn Aug 25, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: John Prine's Masterful Songwriting Lenox Music Inn | Aug 25, 1973

    This exceptional solo acoustic performance captures Prine performing material from his first three albums, stripped down to their bare essence.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Carole King & James Taylor Duet Folk & Bluegrass Carole King & James Taylor Duet Berkeley Community Theatre Oct 22, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Carole King & James Taylor Duet Berkeley Community Theatre | Oct 22, 1970

    King will receive the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Music, recognizing a lifetime of hits like "Up On The Roof," heard here.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Capitol Theatre Mar 10, 1979 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Judy Collins in Concert, '79 Capitol Theatre | Mar 10, 1979 watch video

    The heavenly singer is accompanied by harp in this set of soothing tunes from Hard Times for Lovers, "Send in the Clowns" and others.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Folk & Bluegrass David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace Jan 25, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace | Jan 25, 1973

    The bluegrass guitar picker-singer and blues scholar plays "Sitting On Top of the World," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and other acoustic gems.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Berkeley Community Theatre May 15, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott in Berkeley, '98 Berkeley Community Theatre | May 15, 1998

    The Brooklyn-born cowboy performs Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" and is joined by Bob Weir on the Dead's "Friend of the Devil."

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Carries On Folk & Bluegrass Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Carries On Folk & Bluegrass: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Carries On Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012

    In loving memory of hillbilly millionaire Warren Hellman, HSB '12 kicks off this weekend with Ralph Stanley, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello and dozens more.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Roscoe Holcomb's Appalachian Folk Wail Folk & Bluegrass Roscoe Holcomb's Appalachian Folk Wail Ash Grove May 9, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Roscoe Holcomb's Appalachian Folk Wail Ash Grove | May 9, 1963

    Hear the Eastern Kentucky coal miner holler high and lonesome sounds at The Ash Grove accompanied by his own guitar and banjo picking.

  20. 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.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo Covers Jimi Hendrix Folk & Bluegrass Video: Angelique Kidjo Covers Jimi Hendrix Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo Covers Jimi Hendrix Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The African diva, who just recorded a re-imagining of Talking Heads' Remain In Light, delivers a folkloric version of "Voodoo Child" in 2006.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez's Masterful Interpretation Folk & Bluegrass Joan Baez's Masterful Interpretation Greek Theatre Jun 2, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez's Masterful Interpretation Greek Theatre | Jun 2, 1974

    Baez opens up to this 1974 Berkeley crowd with a strong performance and humorous stage banter with her sister, Mimi Fariña.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Studio Paradiso Mar 12, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Studio Paradiso | Mar 12, 2012

    This Daytrotter session by Yim Yames, Will Johnson, Jay Farrar & Anders Parker features songs from their recent Woody Guthrie tribute album.

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