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  1. 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."

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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."

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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."

  12. 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.

  13. 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."

  14. 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?"

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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."

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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."

  24. 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."

  25. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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."

  3. 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.

  4. 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."

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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."

  17. 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."

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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