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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Folk & Bluegrass Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Bottom Line Mar 30, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Bottom Line | Mar 30, 1977

    The singer-songwriter with a biting sense of humor died on this day in 1984. Hear his "Banana Republic" and "Chicken Cordon Blues" in 1977.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Folk & Bluegrass Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre Mar 22, 1980 Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre | Mar 22, 1980 watch video

    The Queen of Salsa sings "A Papa," "Zambullete," "Quimbara" and other favorites with the Nuyorican bandleader in this fiery set from 1980.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Folk & Bluegrass David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace Jan 25, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace | Jan 25, 1973

    The bluegrass guitar picker-singer and blues scholar plays "Sitting On Top of the World," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and other acoustic gems.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' Folk & Bluegrass A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to 'Blood on the Tracks' A 'Blood on the Tracks' Playlist

    On this day in 1974, Bob Dylan began recording his classic album. Hear key tracks played by Jerry Garcia, Shawn Colvin and others in a playlist.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Folk & Bluegrass Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Maxx's on Broadway Dec 9, 1990 Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Maxx's on Broadway | Dec 9, 1990

    The banjo ace leads his bluegrass-funk-jazz band on "Flying Saucer Dudes" and others from Flight of the Cosmic Hippo in this 1990 set.

  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Mickey Hart's Planet Drum Folk & Bluegrass Video: Mickey Hart's Planet Drum Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 10, 1992 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Mickey Hart's Planet Drum Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 10, 1992 watch video

    The Grateful Dead drummer, who turns 73 today, is joined by master percussionists from around the world in Pow-Wow jams from 1992.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Genius Folk & Bluegrass Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Genius Palace Theater Waterbury May 19, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Genius Palace Theater Waterbury | May 19, 1973

    The acoustic guitar virtuoso, who turns 71 today, showcases his incredible facility on "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in '73.

  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Bill Monroe In Memoriam Ash Grove May 19, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe In Memoriam Ash Grove | May 19, 1967

    The mandolinist-singer, who died on this day in 1996, leads his Bluegrass Boys on "Mule Skinner Blues" and "John Hardy" in this '67 set.

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Marion Williams' Majestic Voice Folk & Bluegrass Marion Williams' Majestic Voice Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: Marion Williams' Majestic Voice Carnegie Hall | Jun 28, 1975

    The gospel singer, born on this day in 1927, shows her remarkable range and chilling emotional depth on this '75 set from Carnegie Hall.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Folk & Bluegrass Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Welcome Back, Joni Mitchell! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The singer-songwriter, who has been recuperating from an illness, made a rare public appearance this week in L.A. See her in a '86 video.

  11. 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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Amazingrace | Jan 24, 1974

    The solo troubadour shifts from banjo to guitar to fiddle on engaging ditties like "Electric Washing Machine" and "The Category Stomp."

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Dec 10, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Dec 10, 2009

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 53 today, performs "Lady in Blue," "Ophelia" and other tunes from Abnormally Attracted to Sin in 2012.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East | Jan 25, 1971

    The lanky troubadour performs solo renditions of his "Country Road" and "Carolina On My Mind" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee."

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW, 2011 Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 17, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW, 2011 Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 17, 2011 watch video

    The former lead singer of the L.A. punk band X performs "Already in Love," "Alone in Arizona" and others from The Excitement of Maybe.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn's Central American Muse Folk & Bluegrass Bruce Cockburn's Central American Muse Park West Nov 2, 1984 Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn's Central American Muse Park West | Nov 2, 1984

    The Canadian singer-songwriter plays the politically-charged "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" and other tunes from Stealing Fire in this 1984 set.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood Folk & Bluegrass Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood JFK Stadium Jul 13, 1985 Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood JFK Stadium | Jul 13, 1985

    The three amigos perform "Ballad of Hollis Brown," "When the Ship Comes In" and "Blowin' in the Wind" in this rare '85 unplugged set.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 16, 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Aug 16, 1963

    The Brooklyn-born troubadour, who turns 85 today, performs Woody Guthrie's "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" and "Match Box Blues" in this '63 set.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Folk & Bluegrass Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove May 20, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove | May 20, 1967

    The Kentucky-born mandolinist, singer, and bluegrass pioneer performs "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" and "Y'all Come" in this '67 set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Aug 23, 2010 Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Aug 23, 2010

    The 71-year-old singer with the high-pitched wail plays "Are You Teasin' Me," "Hello Lonely" and "Sweet Appalachia" with his killer band.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jan 18, 2016 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Peter Yarrow at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jan 18, 2016 watch video

    One of the co-founders of Peter, Paul & Mary performs classics like "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Blowin' In the Wind" in this solo set.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Theodore Bikel Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The folkloric troubadour and famous actor died on this day in 2015. Hear him sing in Yiddish, Spanish, Ukranian and English at Newport '68.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Newport Folk Festival | Jul 1, 1988

    The Louisiana Creole accordionist works the crowd at the '88 Newport Folk Fest with her infectious "Chere Du Lu" and "Ailons En Louisiane."

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Folk & Bluegrass Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove Apr 1, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Clarence White's Bluegrass Roots Ash Grove | Apr 1, 1967

    The eventual Byrds guitarist shows his flatpicking abilities on acoustic guitar on "Salty Dog Blues" and "Sally Goodin'" with the Whites in 1967.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Folk & Bluegrass Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's Feb 26, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Martha Wainwright at Slim's Slim's | Feb 26, 2009 watch video

    The daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle performs tunes from I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too in 2009.

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  1. Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Woody Guthrie Folk & Bluegrass A Salute to Woody Guthrie Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie Playlist

    The Dust Bowl Troubadour was born on this day in 1912. Hear the Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, son Arlo and others sing his songs.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2006 watch video

    The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Folk & Bluegrass Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre Aug 6, 1987 Folk & Bluegrass: Suzanne Vega's Observational Odes Warfield Theatre | Aug 6, 1987

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 57 today, performs "Tom's Diner," "Luka" and other tunes from Solitude Standing in this 1987 set.

  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Folk & Bluegrass Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Folk & Bluegrass: Mavis Staples Makes a Joyful Noise Mavis Staples playlist

    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.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Folk & Bluegrass Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Paramount Theatre Austin Apr 28, 1993 Folk & Bluegrass: Nanci Griffith's Country-Tinged Folk Paramount Theatre Austin | Apr 28, 1993

    The Texas-born singer-songwriter, who turns 63 today, performs tunes from her Grammy-winning Other Voices, Other Rooms in this '93 set.

  6. 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.

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Folk & Bluegrass Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Windham College Dec 2, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk at Windham College Windham College | Dec 2, 1972

    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

  8. 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."

  9. Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Folk & Bluegrass A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: A Birthday Salute to Clifton Chenier Beauregard Square | Apr 23, 1970

    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.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Folk & Bluegrass Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Meets The Beatles Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    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.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Oct 27, 2009 Folk & Bluegrass: Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Oct 27, 2009

    The singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs "No Freedom" and her classic "You're So Vain" with her son Ben Taylor.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: In Constant Sorrow No More Folk & Bluegrass In Constant Sorrow No More Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: In Constant Sorrow No More Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    Concert Vault mourns the loss of treasured bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley, heard here at the Newport Folk Festival, 1968.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Folk & Bluegrass Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American Music Hall Apr 23, 1983 Folk & Bluegrass: Terry Riley's Mesmerizing Minimalism Great American Music Hall | Apr 23, 1983

    The keyboardist-composer, who turns 81 today, performs his raga "Songs From the Old Country" featuring Krishna Bhatt on sitar in 1983.

  14. Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass A Woody Guthrie Tribute Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute Woody Guthrie Playlist

    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.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Folk & Bluegrass Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Madison Square Garden Sep 21, 1979 Folk & Bluegrass: Sweet Honey in the Rock's Folk Tales Madison Square Garden | Sep 21, 1979

    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.

  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Folk & Bluegrass Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 12, 2000 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Femi Kuti at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 12, 2000 watch video

    The son of Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti turns 54 today. See him perform with his large ensemble with exotic dancers in this 2000 set.

  17. Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Fillmore East Jun 4, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Fillmore East | Jun 4, 1970

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young blend beautifully on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" in this 1970 Fillmore set.

  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Folk & Bluegrass Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Palace Theater Waterbury May 19, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Palace Theater Waterbury | May 19, 1973

    The acoustic guitar virtuoso plays dazzling versions of his instrumentals "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in 1973.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Folk & Bluegrass Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn Jan 18, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn | Jan 18, 1976

    The solo troubadour, who died on this day in 2009, performs intimate versions of "People Get Ready" and "Penny Lane" in this '76 set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Newport, '69 Folk & Bluegrass John Hartford at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Newport, '69 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 20, 1969

    The multi-instrumentalist-songwriter, who died on this day in 2001, plays witty ditties like "The Category Stomp" and "Natural To Be Gone."

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Folk & Bluegrass Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Tramps Jun 5, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's Genre-Bending Banjo Tramps | Jun 5, 1996

    The innovative banjoist mixes funk, bluegrass, jazz and world music in this uncut 1996 Flecktones set featuring special guest Andy Statman.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Folk & Bluegrass Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American Music Hall Nov 18, 1983 Folk & Bluegrass: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Great American Music Hall | Nov 18, 1983

    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.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    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.

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