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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Spider John Koerner, Minnesotan Troubadour Folk & Bluegrass Spider John Koerner, Minnesotan Troubadour Ash Grove Feb 1, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Spider John Koerner, Minnesotan Troubadour Ash Grove | Feb 1, 1967

    Listen to an early influence and old friend of Bob Dylan playing a rambling set of folk & blues tunes at the Ash Grove in 1967.

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

    The troubadour-raconteur performs orchestral versions of his "Soldier Makes It Home" and "City of New Orleans" at this 2001 concert.

  3. 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."

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Folk & Bluegrass Pentangle's Baroque Folk Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Berkeley Community Theatre | May 29, 1970

    The eclectic quintet, featuring guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, blends early British folk music with jazz, rock and blues in a 1970 set.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: The White Brothers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass The White Brothers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass: The White Brothers at Ash Grove The Ultimate White Brothers Playlist

    Guitarist Clarence White and mandolinist Roland (aka the New Kentucky Colonels) perform bluegrass favorites in this two-hour playlist.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Folk & Bluegrass Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Playlist

    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.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at the Hog Farm Pig-Nic Folk & Bluegrass Ani DiFranco at the Hog Farm Pig-Nic Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at the Hog Farm Pig-Nic Black Oak Ranch | Aug 31, 1996

    The iconoclastic singer-songwriter-guitarist-activist-poet performs tunes from Dilante and covers Prince's "When Doves Cry" in this 1996 set.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's First Show Folk & Bluegrass Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's First Show French's Camp Aug 29, 1987 Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's First Show French's Camp | Aug 29, 1987

    At their first public performance, the JGAB delivers a tight set of material, including both Dead rarities and traditional Americana and bluegrass.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Unplugged Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 2013 Folk & Bluegrass: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Unplugged Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 2013 watch video

    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.

  10. 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."

  11. 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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Daytrotter Session: Ani DiFranco Folk & Bluegrass Daytrotter Session: Ani DiFranco Daytrotter Studio Sep 22, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Daytrotter Session: Ani DiFranco Daytrotter Studio | Sep 22, 2008

    The Righteous Babe sat in with Daytrotter a week before the release of her 2008 album Red Letter Year.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Steve Martin's Bluegrass Fix Folk & Bluegrass Video: Steve Martin's Bluegrass Fix Ryman Auditorium Oct 11, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Steve Martin's Bluegrass Fix Ryman Auditorium | Oct 11, 2009 watch video

    The comedian-author picks a mean banjo in his "other job" with the Steep Canyon Rangers in this 2009 concert from Nashville.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: James Taylor in '88 Folk & Bluegrass New Release: James Taylor in '88 Merriweather Post Pavillion Jul 26, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: James Taylor in '88 Merriweather Post Pavillion | Jul 26, 1988

    This new Concert Vault release finds Taylor singing the early classics like "Rainy Day Man" & "Something In the Way She Moves."

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Folk & Bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Echo Mountain Recording Aug 13, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band Picks 'n Grins Echo Mountain Recording | Aug 13, 2012

    The Colorado alt-bluegrass band performs the ebullient "Pockets" and the edgy "Rag Doll" in this 2012 set from Asheville, North Carolina.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: Dan Fogelberg Solo Folk & Bluegrass Uncut: Dan Fogelberg Solo Capitol Theatre Mar 20, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: Dan Fogelberg Solo Capitol Theatre | Mar 20, 1976

    The late, confessional singer-songwriter delivers emotionally-charged tunes, including the previously unreleased "Another Old Song," in this intimate '76 set.

  17. 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.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Tim Buckley at Newport, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass Tim Buckley at Newport, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Tim Buckley at Newport, 1968 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 1968

    This 1968 Newport performance reveals Buckley just beginning to create the new musical hybrid that would anchor his legacy.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Folk & Bluegrass Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 6, 1993 Folk & Bluegrass: Melissa Etheridge Flies Solo, '93 Shoreline Amphitheatre | Nov 6, 1993 watch video

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Come to My Window" and other tunes from her 'coming out' album Yes I Am in this intimate set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Folk & Bluegrass Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Paste Magazine Offices May 17, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Chris Thile & Michael Daves at Paste Paste Magazine Offices | May 17, 2011 watch video

    Mandolinist and guitarist blend on some high lonesome harmonies on "20-20 Vision" and other tunes from Sleep With One Eye Open in 2011.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 27, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: The Possum Hunters at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 27, 1967

    The old-timey string band revivalists premiere tunes from their album Death on Lee Highway & Other Southern Lullabies in this 1967 set.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian king of juju music (aka, the Minister of Enjoyment) stirs up infectious rhythms with his African Beats at this Tramps concert.

  23. 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 prolific singer-songwriter and voice of the counterculture performs "Draft Dodgers Rag" and "I Ain't Marching Anymore" in this 1967 set.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1963 Ash Grove Mar 7, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1963 Ash Grove | Mar 7, 1963

    An amazing performance from two true folk music pioneers.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Joni Mitchell and Friends Folk & Bluegrass Joni Mitchell and Friends Folk & Bluegrass: Joni Mitchell and Friends Joni Mitchell - Vault Digging

    Get your Joni Mitchell fix with this amazing collection of her guest appearances and covered originals.

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  1. 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."

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: The Resonance of Cris Williamson Folk & Bluegrass The Resonance of Cris Williamson DAR Constitution Hall Mar 10, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: The Resonance of Cris Williamson DAR Constitution Hall | Mar 10, 1973

    With her powerful pipes and still-relevant message, Cris Williamson's voice rings out loud and clear from this 1973 concert.

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

    Guitar picker Clarence White (later with the Byrds) and mandolinist brother Roland blend on a rollicking set of burning instrumental and vocal numbers.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 Folk & Bluegrass 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 2

    The 47th edition of George Wein's clambake continues today with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Nikki Lane, Spirit Family Reunion and more.

  5. 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.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: New Grass Revival, '78 Folk & Bluegrass Uncut: New Grass Revival, '78 Amazingrace Jul 27, 1978 Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: New Grass Revival, '78 Amazingrace | Jul 27, 1978

    The progressive bluegrass band featuring mandolinist Sam Bush and banjoist Courtney Johnson heats up this Amazing Grace crowd.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: John Prine in His Prime Folk & Bluegrass John Prine in His Prime Amazingrace Feb 8, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: John Prine in His Prime Amazingrace | Feb 8, 1973

    The singer-songwriter, once hailed as "the next Dylan," performs his signature "Illegal Smiles," "Souvenirs" and "Sam Stone" in this '73 set.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Folk & Bluegrass The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Central Park Jul 8, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama Testify Central Park | Jul 8, 1994

    Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter lead the gospel group on "Brother Moses" and other tunes from Deep River in this 1994 concert.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at Tramps, '98 Folk & Bluegrass Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at Tramps, '98 Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at Tramps, '98

    The innovative banjo virtuoso melds funk, Celtic and jazzgrass in premiering material from the group's Left of Cool.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Emmylou Harris Takes to the Road Folk & Bluegrass Emmylou Harris Takes to the Road Boarding House Nov 30, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: Emmylou Harris Takes to the Road Boarding House | Nov 30, 1975

    In the fall of '75, Emmylou and band hit the road in support of the two albums released earlier that year, helping to perfect the new ensemble's live sound.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Ash Grove May 5, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove Ash Grove | May 5, 1967

    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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Folk & Bluegrass Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio May 19, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio | May 19, 2011

    The foursome from Durham plays "Po' Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and other old-timey string band tunes in this 2011 set.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean Incites a Sing-Along Folk & Bluegrass Don McLean Incites a Sing-Along Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean Incites a Sing-Along Bottom Line | Feb 18, 1977

    It doesn't take much coaxing from Don McLean to get this crowd at The Bottom Line to join in on the chorus to his magnum opus, "American Pie."

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Folk & Bluegrass 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence Aug 29, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence | Aug 29, 1972

    John Denver kicks off a short set from 1972 with his soon-to-be classic "Rocky Mountain High," which was recorded just weeks before this performance.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore West Folk & Bluegrass Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore West Fillmore West Oct 5, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore West Fillmore West | Oct 5, 1968

    Hear the Canadian singer-songwriter open for Cold Blood and Canned Heat back in 1968.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Indigo Girls in Salinas, CA Folk & Bluegrass Indigo Girls in Salinas, CA Laguna Seca Raceway May 27, 1995 Folk & Bluegrass: Indigo Girls in Salinas, CA Laguna Seca Raceway | May 27, 1995

    Georgians Amy Ray and Emily Saliers created the duo back in their college days. Listen to them 15 years later at the Laguna Seca Raceway!

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Jean-Bosco Mwenda's Universal Truths Folk & Bluegrass Jean-Bosco Mwenda's Universal Truths Newport Folk Festival Jul 19, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: Jean-Bosco Mwenda's Universal Truths Newport Folk Festival | Jul 19, 1969

    #1: Save your money while you're young, you may need it when you get old. #2: If you go out drinking, don't wake your lady when you get home.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Elizabeth Cotten's Songs and Stories Folk & Bluegrass Elizabeth Cotten's Songs and Stories Great American Music Hall Mar 16, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Elizabeth Cotten's Songs and Stories Great American Music Hall | Mar 16, 1976

    The singer-songwriter showcases her distinctive guitar style on her signature "Freight Train" and others at the age of 84 in this '76 set.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Folk & Bluegrass Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Central Park Jul 8, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Five Blind Boys of Alabama's Sanctified Soul Central Park | Jul 8, 1994

    Vocalist and co-founder Clarence Fountain leads the gospel group on "Look Where He Brought Me From" and Dylan's "I Believe in You" in '94.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan Covered Folk & Bluegrass Bob Dylan Covered Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan Covered Bob Dylan Covers Playlist

    Hear interpretations of classic Dylan tunes by The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, U2 and others in this playlist.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Folk & Bluegrass Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio May 19, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio | May 19, 2011

    The old-timey string band from Durham, North Carolina performs "Po' Black Sheep" and "Skillet Good and Greasy" in this 2011 set.

  22. 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.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: New City Lost Ramblers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass New City Lost Ramblers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass: New City Lost Ramblers at Ash Grove

    Mike Seeger leads the New York-based string band on old-timey tunes like "Hot Corn, Cold Corn" and "Wild And Western Hobo."

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