Folk & Bluegrass
Dewey Redman at Newport '74
Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 29, 1974
The saxophonist and Ornette Coleman sideman leads a quintet featuring violinist Leroy Jenkins on tunes from
The Ear of the Behearer
Video: The Rite of Strings at Newport
Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, guitarist Al Di Meola and bassist Stanley Clarke join forces in this triumphant show from their '95 world tour.
Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove
Dec 6, 1969
The blues-rock pioneer, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, showcases his soulful vocals and stinging Flying V guitar licks in this 1969 concert.
.38 Special Rockin' Into the Night
Dec 31, 1982
The group was just about at its chart-topping peak when this show was recorded on New Year's Eve in 1982.
Hooks From the Vault: UK Edition
Hear hookmeisters Dave Edmunds, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Police, The Kinks, Squeeze, Madness and others in this 3-hour playlist.
The Diplomats of Solid Sound at Daytrotter
Dec 12, 2010
The neo soul band from Iowa City, fronted by vocalists Sarah Cram and Kathy Ruestow, performs "No Man" and "Jealous" in this 2010 set.
Rhett Miller's Hard Rockin' Twang
Mar 16, 2012
See Miller - of Old 97's fame - backed here by The Serial Lady Killers featuring blazing Telecaster leads and Angela Webster raging on drums.
The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend
Jul 27, 2009
The two North Carolina siblings mix elements of folk and bluegrass on "Laundry Room" and "Paranoia in B Major" in this intimate 2009 session.
David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails
Oct 21, 1995
In honor of a new NIN album being released in the fall titled
, be sure to listen to this unique set from '95.
The Flock Opens for Jail-Bound Grateful Dead
Jan 31, 1970
In this rare recording, The Flock plays an amazing opening set for the Grateful Dead, on the very night Dead members were arrested on drug charges.
Young the Giant in Austin, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
Singer Sameer Gadhia fronts the California band on "I Got," "My Body" and other tunes from their self-titled debut at Big Orange Studios.
Folk & Bluegrass
Unadulterated Dylan, '74-'75
The essence of his poetry and masterful storytelling is truly revealed in the intimate setting of guitar, voice and harmonica.
GRAMMY WINNER: Glen Campbell
Mar 2, 1985
The country star won "Best Country Song" for his bittersweet "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" about his struggle with Alzheimer's. Hear him in 1985.
Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing
Sep 26, 1976
The violin master and former Django Reinhardt partner performs "Misty," "C'est Si Bon" and concludes this '76 set with a solo piano piece.
David Bowie in Montreal, '83
Jul 13, 1983
The versatile singer updated a variety of tunes on his 'Serious Moonlight' tour, including "Space Oddity" and "Young Americans."
Billy "Crash" Craddock Sings Golden Oldies
May 28, 1983
The country-rocker delivers raucous covers of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Happy Days" in this 1983 set.
Getting Personal with Ringo Starr
Sep 4, 1977
In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
Chuck Berry, Father of Rock and Roll
Dec 26, 1967
Though DNA tests are inconclusive as to who is the true father of rock, we're putting our money on Chuck Berry. Hear him rock Winterland in '67.
Lou Reed at the Bottom Line, '77
May 11, 1977
The prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist performs material from
Coney Island Baby
Rock and Roll Heart
along with his classics.
R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre in 1984
Oct 12, 1984
Only four years and two albums into the band's storied career and they already had one of the most recognizable sounds in all of rock 'n roll.
Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC
Apr 23, 1976
Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.
Freddie King at the Ash Grove
Aug 25, 1970
Savor the stinging guitar work and gospel-holler vocals of the late Texas Cannonball on "That's Alright" and "Tore Down" in this 1970 set.
Downtown Dayton Revival Festival
The 2012 Dayton, OH party kicks off this weekend. Enjoy some of our favorite DDR Fest artists, including Guster, the Ohio Players and more.
Video: The Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
James Brown, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and B.B. King are featured in this incredible 1989 concert.
Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career"
Recorded live at SXSW in 2011, Camera Obscura represented Glasgow with their bouncy and well-orchestrated pop music.
Folk & Bluegrass
New Multitudes: A Woody Guthrie Tribute
Mar 12, 2012
This Daytrotter session by Yim Yames, Will Johnson, Jay Farrar & Anders Parker features songs from their recent Woody Guthrie tribute album.
New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973
Nov 24, 1973
Hear the New Riders just as they were shifting from a Dead side project to a fully realized band with their own following and fan base.
INFLUENCES: Ronnie Spector/Cults
Cults' terrific debut album put a dreamy spin on the classic girl group sound of the '60s. Hear them back-to-back with Ronnie Spector's short set from '87.
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders' Eclectic Set
Oct 2, 1973
Hear them go from reggae ("The Harder They Come") to blues ("Sweet Little Angel"), jazz ("My Funny Valentine") and soul ("How Sweet It Is").
Video: Kopecky Family Band at Paste Offices
Jun 23, 2011
The six-piece Nashville-based band performs "Angry Eyes" and other tunes from their debut album
Kids Raising Kids
in this 2011 session.
Bonnie Raitt in '73
Aug 25, 1973
Only 20-years-old, Bonnie Raitt sings the blues with a big voice and bottleneck style guitar accompaniment.
New Release: The Kinks at the Palladium, '80
Dec 31, 1980
The British Invasion band plays "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" and songs from
as well as classics like "Lola" and "You Really Got Me."
Randy Newman at the Record Plant
Nov 10, 1974
This show in '74 followed the release of an ambitious concept album about racism and struggle in the Deep South entitled
Good Ole Boys
Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley in Houston, '80
Aug 27, 1980
Former rodeo-rider-turned-singer/songwriter Moe teams up partner Joe on "Whiskey Talkin'," "Holding the Bag" and "Good Ol' Boys."
Folk & Bluegrass
Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87
Aug 29, 1987
The iconic guitarist-singer leads his Acoustic Band on unplugged versions of Grateful Dead classics like "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple."
New Release: Sarah Vaughan in '74
Oct 19, 1974
The incomparable singer serenades her adoring fans at the Great American Music Hall with exquisite interpretations of jazz standards and popular tunes.
The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra
May 24, 2010
Listen to what happens when The Dodos, one of the most dynamic live bands in indie rock, add a full string section and a female choir to the mix.
Jay Bennett Without Wilco
Apr 9, 2007
Though best known for his work in Wilco, Bennett was a gifted songwriter in his own right. Here he is at Daytrotter two years before his untimely death in '09.
Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John
Jan 1, 1987
The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.
Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll
Nov 4, 1984
The late impresario and former manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow discusses the power of clothes and music in this 1984 video.
Roy Haynes Kicks Off a Week at Dizzy's
Jul 4, 1963
Legendary drummer Roy Haynes headlines at Dizzy's in New York through this weekend. Hear him at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival.
Neville Brothers at Tipitina's, '91
Jun 19, 1991
New Orleans' first family of funk throws down in old school style on "Hey Pocky Way," "Voodoo" and "Shake Your Tambourine."
Video: Susan Tedeschi at Newport '07
Aug 12, 2007
The soulful singer-guitarist exercises her gospel-tinged pipes on a rousing version of her blues shuffle "Feeling Music Brings."
The Best of Live From the Improv
Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.
Sondre Lerche in Austin
Mar 16, 2011
Singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche accomplishes so much with just his guitar & voice, gaining a lot of praise for his 2011 self-titled album.
Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues
Apr 18, 2012
Clark is bringing the blues into a new generation with a rocking, soulful take on the form. Check it out in his Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year.
Video: Lea DeLaria Plays It Cool
Aug 11, 2002
The charmismatic, outrageous comedian-actress-singer swings this set of Broadway show tunes at the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival.
Remembering the Godfather of Soul
Jul 6, 1969
James Brown passed on Christmas Day, 2006. Hear him get on the goodfoot with "Licking Stick" and "Mother Popcorn" at '69 Newport.
Moms Mabley at Newport '64
Jul 5, 1964
The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''
R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre
Oct 18, 1998
Michael Stipe leads the alt-rockers on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedbck" in a '98 set.
Spirit Family Reunion Finds The Way
Jul 29, 2012
Watch as Spirit Family Reunion stomps, plucks, bows & harmonizes their timeless American music at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
Video: P-Funk Under a Groove
Nov 6, 1978
Guitarist Michael Hampton, on his first tour with George Clinton's crew, performs Eddie Hazel's anthemic "Maggot Brain" in this 1978 concert.
Phish's Summer Tour
Oct 18, 1998
The jam band, which has a three-night run in Saratoga Springs this weekend, continues rolling across the country. Hear a rare acoustic set.
In Praise of Gatemouth Brown
Jul 13, 1977
Hear the great multi-instrumental bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown doing what he does best at the 1977 Nice Jazz Festival.
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