The 57th edition of the grandaddy of all music festivals kicks off with Iron & Wine, Watkins Family Hour, Calexico and others.
Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter lead the gospel group on "Brother Moses" and other tunes from Deep River in this 1994 concert.
The actor, troubadour and civil rights activist died Monday at age 91. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish and Ukranian at '68 Newport.
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."
Hear the iconic singer-songwriter perform "Cat's in the Cradle," "Taxi" and "W.O.L.D." in this '77 set.
Disciples of the Dust Bowl Troubadour sing "This Land Is Your Land" and other Guthrie tunes in 1968.
The former frontman for the Byrds turns 73 today. Hear him play Dylan's "My Back Pages" and his "Mr. Spaceman" in this 1984 solo set.
The folk singer-songwriter turned 68 this week. Hear him as a 21-year-old singing his dad's "Swimmy Swim" at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
The banjo virtuoso, who turns 57 today, pushes the boundaries of what his instrument can do with the New Grass Revival and his Flecktones.
Brothers Clarence and Roland White lead the group on "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," "Uncle Pen" and other tunes from Appalachian Swing!
The California band performs all-acoustic versions of "Till I'm Blue," "A Little Too Late" and "Squeaky Wheel" at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
The great gospel singer, who died on this day in 1994, is joined by "father of black gospel music" Thomas A. Dorsey in this 1975 concert.
The "Mayor of McDougal Street," born on this day in 1936, plays Leonard Cohen's "Bird On a Wire" and Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1975, showcases his extraordinary voice on "Buzzin' Fly" and "The Dolphins" at Newport '68.
The King of Zydeco was born on this day 90 years ago. Hear the Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas perform "Les Bon Temps Rouler."
The Canadian singer-songwriter performs "What I Saw," "No One But You" and others from Constant Companion in this intimate solo set.
The Nigerian singer-songwriter-saxophonist and eldest son of Afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti turns 53 today. See him at Newport 2000.
The troubadour performs unaccompanied versions of his songs "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cats in the Cradle" in this intimate '78 set.
The singer-songwriter, who is still recovering from a serious illness, performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this 1986 video.
The late great bluegrass guitar picker would've turned 71 today. Hear him with the Kentucky Colonels, the White Brothers and the Byrds.
The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, performs "Don't Leave Your Records in the Sun" and other solo ditties.
The African-American string band from Durham performs "'Po Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and others in this 2011 set.
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.
Prolific songwriter and cultural icon Bob Dylan turned 74 on Sunday. Hear him perform in a stripped-down setting in this playlist.
Siblings Chris and Lorin Rowan are joined by the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and Bill Kreutzmann and mandolinist Dave Grisman in 1971.
Guitarist-singer Oliver and bassist Chris blend as only siblings can on soulful originals from their albums Ways Not to Lose and Loaded.
The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass group performs "Pockets," "Rag Doll" and "Straight Line" in this 2012 set from North Carolina.
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.
Celebrate the life of the man who popularized "We Shall Overcome" as an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement with this brief performance.
Singer Marcus Mumford leads a group of friends, including Abigail Washburn and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, in this 2012 concert.
The troubadour and social/environmental activist, who died last year, was born on this day in 1919. Hear him in performances from '68-'72.
The old-timey string band revivalists premiere tunes from their album Death on Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies in this 1967 set.
Phish's guitarist-frontman plays unadorned acoustic versions of "Bathtub Gin," "Chalk Dust Torture" and "Water in the Sky" at Newport.
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.
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.
The feminist-activist singer-songwriter premieres intimate, thought-provoking tunes from her album Red Letter Year in this 2008 set.
The Brit troubadour/left-wing activist sings of equal marriage, workers rights, drone strikes and other politically-tinged topics at SXSW 2013.
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.
The Nigerian king of juju music (aka, the Minister of Enjoyment) stirs up infectious rhythms with his African Beats at this Tramps concert.
The Louisiana zydeco star performs his international hit "My Toot Toot" and "Jalapeno Lena" in this 1985 concert from Hampton, Virginia.
The Nigerian percussion master and world music pioneer, who died on this day in 2003, performs with his African percussion ensemble in '86.
The great guitarist and songwriter, who turns 66 today, performs "Waltzing's for Dreamers" and other tunes from Amnesia in this '88 set.
The fingerstyle guitarist performs "Here, There And Everywhere" and "My Guitar Gently Weeps" and several rags in this 1976 solo set.
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.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 51 today, performs "Fast Car" and "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" from her Grammy-winning debut album.
The banjo great, who died on this day in 2012, performs staples like "Flint Hill Special" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" in this 1972 set.
The British acoustic guitar virtuoso died yesterday at age 70 at his home in Scotland. Hear him perform with Pentangle in this 1970 set.
The singer-songwriter-guitarist performs "Drunken Angel" and other tunes from her Grammy-winning album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.