The Five Blind Boys of Alabama star in this 1985 production of the Telson-Breuer show based on Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus the King.
The zydeco star (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) turns 68 today. Hear him cover the Stones' "Beast of Burden" and Marcia Ball's "Hot Tamale Baby."
The singer-songwriter and Chicago folk icon flaunts some fancy fingerstyle playing on "Silver Engine" and "Ghost Riders In the Sky."
The prolific singer-songwriter turns 72 today. See her perform "The Three Great Stimulants," "Number One" and "Hejira" in this '86 video.
The Colorado alt-bluegrass band performs the ebullient "Pockets" and the edgy "Rag Doll" in this 2012 set from Asheville, North Carolina.
The native New Yorker with the angelic voice turns 74 today. Hear him perform "Bright Eyes" and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" in this playlist.
The Scottish Aussie and former lead singer of Men At Work performs solo versions of "Down Under" and "Prison Time" in this 2010 set.
The Canadian-born troubadour plays classics like "Sugar Mountain," "Heart of Gold" and "After the Gold Rush" in sets from 1972 to 2007.
The Queen of Gospel was born on this day in 1911. Hear her majestic voice on "Down By The Riverside" and "Abraham, Martin and John."
The old-timey string band from Durham, North Carolina performs "Po' Black Sheep" and "Skillet Good and Greasy" in this 2011 set.
The accomplished 12-string acoustic guitarist performs "Round Worm Reel" and offers humorous between-songs banter in this 1976 set.
Mandolinist Chris Thile leads the alt-bluegrass group on Jimmie Rodger's "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
The folk and bluegrass guitar picker demonstrates his six-string virtuosity on "Richmond Avenue Rag," "Arkansas Traveler" and others.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1997, performs his "Rocky Mountain High" and covers "City of New Orleans" in this '72 set.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Come to My Window" and other tunes from her 'coming out' album Yes I Am in this intimate set.
The Scottish guitarist and founder of Pentangle died on this day in 2011. Hear him with fellow folk guitarist John Renbourn in a 1970 set.
The Senegalese singer-percussionist, who turns 56 today, performs tunes from Nelson Mandela and Imigrés on a Human Rights Now! tour.
The Phish guitarist-singer-songwriter, who turns 51 today, releases his new album Paper Wheels in October. Hear him in a solo set from 2008.
Hear interpretations of classic Dylan tunes by The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, U2 and others in this playlist.
Hear the prolific songwriter perform intimate, unaccompanied versions of "Heart of Gold," "After the Gold Rush," "Sugar Mountain" and others.
The Canadian singer-songwriter-poet turns 81 today. Hear him perform a mesmerizing "Tower of Song" at Royal Albert Hall in 1988.
The prolific Chicago singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1984, exercises his sharp wit on politically-tinged tunes in this '79 solo set.
Mary Travers, who died on this day in 2009, joins Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey on "Blowin' in the Wind" and "If I Had a Hammer" in this '86 set,
The sister of Joan Baez blends guitars and harmony vocals with fellow folkie Tom Jans on "Letter to Jesus" and "Children of Darkness" in 1970.
The mandolinist-singer and bluegrass pioneer, who was born on this day in 1911, performs "Uncle Pen" and "Shenandoah Valley Breakdown."
The lanky troubadour plays classics "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "Fire And Rain" and tunes from his Broadway musical Working.
The virtuoso guitarist-singer, who turns 70 today, performs Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and the folk anthem "Walk Right In."
The iconic '60s folk duo reprise such classics as "The Boxer," "Mrs. Robinson" and "The Sound of Silence" in this Bridge School benefit.
American expatriate Jesse Winchester, who jump-started his career in Canada, sings tunes from Let the Rough Side Drag in this 1976 set.
The rootsy singer and '60s folk revivalist performs tunes by Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie Johnson in this 1972 concert.
The clawhammer banjo player and singer-songwriter plays "Chains," "Bring Me My Queen" and other tunes from City of Refuge in 2011.
The three voices blend beautifully on unplugged versions of "Change Partners," "Wooden Ships" and a cover of the Beatles' "Blackbird" in '73.
The solo singer-songwriter wonders whatever happened to "Bobbie Gentry" and sings her anthemic "Mexican Wrestler" in this 2013 set.
Billed as "The Lone Cat," this one-man band plays guitar, percussion, harmonica, kazoo and sings on "San Francisco Bay Blues" and others.
The granddaddy of all festivals closes today with performances by First Aid Kit, Lord Huron, Laura Marling, Blake Miles, Field Report and more.
The 47th edition of George Wein's clambake continues today with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Nikki Lane, Spirit Family Reunion and more.
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.