The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."
The singer-songwriter, who turns 57 today, performs "Tom's Diner," "Luka" and other tunes from Solitude Standing in this 1987 set.
The gospel-tinged soul singer, who turns 77 today, performs with the Staple Singers in 1968 and as a solo artist in 1994 in this playlist.
The Texas-born singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, performs tunes from her Grammy-winning Other Voices, Other Rooms in this '93 set.
The singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player performs "Shotgun Blues" with her husband, banjo ace Bela Fleck, in 2011.
The Mayor of MacDougal Street, born on this day in 1936, performs Joni Mitchell's "River" and Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire" in this '72 set
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."
The late king of zydeco, who was born on this day in 1925, plays "Les Bons Temps Rouler" and "Zydeco Boogie Woogie" in this 1970 set.
On this day in 1968, "Paperback Writer" reached #1 on the U.S. singles charts. Hear the Charles River Valley Boys cover that Fab Four favorite.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs "No Freedom" and her classic "You're So Vain" with her son Ben Taylor.
Concert Vault mourns the loss of treasured bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley, heard here at the Newport Folk Festival, 1968.
The keyboardist-composer, who turns 81 today, performs his raga "Songs From the Old Country" featuring Krishna Bhatt on sitar in 1983.
A diverse list of artists from Ry Cooder to Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the Byrds and the Grateful Dead play tunes by the Dust Bowl troubadour.
Bernice Johnson Reagon leads the D.C.-based all-women a cappella ensemble on "Echo" and "If You Had Lived" in this '79 benefit concert.
The son of Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti turns 54 today. See him perform with his large ensemble with exotic dancers in this 2000 set.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young blend beautifully on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" in this 1970 Fillmore set.
The acoustic guitar virtuoso plays dazzling versions of his instrumentals "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in 1973.
The solo troubadour, who died on this day in 2009, performs intimate versions of "People Get Ready" and "Penny Lane" in this '76 set.
The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, plays witty ditties like "The Category Stomp" and "Natural To Be Gone."
The innovative banjoist mixes funk, bluegrass, jazz and world music in this uncut 1996 Flecktones set featuring special guest Andy Statman.
The traditional Irish singer from Galway performs a cappella versions of "The Rocks of Bawn," "Red Is the Rose" and "Gaelic Song" in this '83 set.
The singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 1997, performs "Grace," "Hallelujah" and "Lover, You Should've Come Over" in this '94 solo set.
The Canadian singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs compelling pieces like "Nicaragua" and "If I Had a Rocket Launcher."
The platinum-selling singer-songwriter, who turns 42 today, performs tunes from her debut album Pieces of You and her followup Spirit.
The late folk-rocker, born on this day in 1944, performs "Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and the talking blues pot anthem "Twigs and Seeds."
The singer-songwriter performs "Nineteen in Naples" and the title track from the movie There's Something About Mary in this '98 concert video.
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.
The two Grateful Dead frontmen are joined by Neil Young on harmonica on "Wang Dang Doodle" and also play "Ripple" in this '88 acoustic set.
The comedian picks up his banjo for spirited renditions of "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo" in this 2009 video.
The singer, dubbed "Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN&Y, turns 77 today. Hear her perform "City of New Orleans" and "Both Sides Now" in this 1973 set.
The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.
Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
The late, great bluegrass fiddler, born on this day in 1928, plays "Panama Red," "Tennessee Stud" and "Orange Blossom Special" in 1976.
The folksinger, storyteller and labor organizer performs Woody Guthrie's "Bread And Roses" and his "Casey Jones, Union Scab" in 1974.
The eccentric troubadour, born on this day in 1932, wows the hippie crowd with "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Animal Crackers" in '68.
The American-Canadian troubadour, who died on this day in 2014, plays his classic "Yankee Lady," "Twigs and Seeds" and "Bowling Green."
On this day in 1961, the former Robert Zimmerman from Hibbing opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerdes' Folk City in the Village.
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.
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.
The folk icon mesmerizes the crowd with his passionate renditions of "All Along the Watchtower," "Woodstock" and his signature "Freedom."
The Brit singer-songwriter-guitarist, who turns 67 today, plays tunes from Daring Adventures and Amnesia at the '88 Newport Folk Festival.
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.
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.
Morgan Freeman and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama appear in this 1985 production of the acclaimed Bob Telson-Lee Breuer musical.
The singer-songwriter performs "Mornin' Sun," "Evenin'" and "Miss Hesitation" from his album Song for Juli in this 1973 set from Maine.
Mandolinist-singer Pat Burton leads a tight bluegrass ensemble with guest fiddler John Hartford on "Come Back Little Darling" and "Katy Hill."
The singer-songwriter performs "Dues Days Bar," "Morning Train" and his hit single "Sunshine" in this intimate acoustic solo set from 1976.
The solo troubadour, who turns 72 today, performs his classics "Lovin' You," "Daydream," "Younger Girl" and "Darling Be Home Soon."