Folk & Bluegrass
New Release: Linda Ronstadt in Dallas, '82
Reunion Arena | Nov 25, 1982
The eclectic singer covers classic tunes by Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jimmy Webb, Roy Orbison, Warren Zevon and the Rolling Stones.
Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975
The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.
Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited
Didn't make it to Chicago for Lollapalooza this year? We got you covered with a playlist featuring Lolla 2012 artists who have also graced the Daytrotter studios.
Jethro Tull at Tanglewood
Jul 7, 1970
Still breaking down barriers between musical genres almost 45 years into their career, the band was just starting out during this supporting set in 1970.
Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session
Jun 28, 2010
The country icon, a member of the pioneering harmony duo the Louvin Brothers, sings "Cash on the Barrell" and "Darlin' Cory" in this 2010 set.
New Release: Mink DeVille at Paradise
Jul 20, 1978
Singer-songwriter Willy DeVille leads his band on "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl," "Venus of Avenue D" and "Cadillac Walk" in this '78 set.
New From the Vault: The Clash at Bond's, '81
Jun 9, 1981
The post-punk group performs tunes from
in this legendary set from the heart of NYC's Times Square.
NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat
Nov 17, 1979
The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from
The Sound of Sunbathing
in this 1979 set.
Mumford & Sons and Friends
Oct 1, 2012
The core four performs folksy tunes with clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and guitarist-singer Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.
Steppenwolf at the Fillmore West, 1968
Aug 27, 1968
Singer John Kay leads the band named after a Herman Hesse novel on their classic road song "Born to Be Wild" and "The Pusher."
Trey Anastasio at Newport '08
Aug 2, 2008
Watch the big Phish perform near the big pond at the Newport Folk Festival in this stripped-down solo acoustic set.
Lightnin' Hopkins Plays Howlin' Wolf
May 8, 1966
Lightnin' Hopkins plays Howlin' Wolf's famous "Little Red Rooster" in this beautifully sparse 1966 set.
New Release: Marshall Crenshaw at the Ritz
Jun 28, 1983
The power-pop singer-songwriter performs "Our Town," "Monday Morning Rock" and other tunes from his superb
in this '83 set.
Alabama at the Salt Palace, '83
Mar 20, 1981
The southern country-rockers play this hit single "Love in the First Degree" and cover The Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in Utah.
Duran Duran Sells Out MSG
Mar 19, 1984
Hear the '80s poster boys on the first of a four-night sold-out run at Madison Square Garden in 1984, closing with a 15-minute version of "Girls on Film."
The Animals Reunion, '83
Nov 29, 1983
Lead singer Eric Burdon and his mates recreate classics like "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "House of the Rising Sun" and others.
Just Added: Lone Justice at Paradise
Dec 16, 1986
The L.A. roots root/cowpunk band covers Tom Petty's "Ways to be Wicked" and closes this Boston set with Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane."
Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Touch
Mar 20, 1976
The legendary Parisian violinist leads the Diz Disley Trio on "Misty," "Honeysuckle Rose" and a Gershwin medley in this 1976 concert.
The Legend of Frankie Valli
Oct 29, 1988
In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.
The Bacon Brothers at Paste Studios
Jul 19, 2016
Michael and Kevin Bacon cover the Beatles' "If I Needed Someone" and play their own tunes "36 Cents," "Bus" and "Driver" in this 2016 video.
The Chambers Brothers at the Fillmore
May 29, 1968
The one-time gospel group gets psychedelic on a stretched-out rendition of their crossover hit "Time Has Come Today" in this '68 set.
Mance Lipscomb's Original Folk-Blues
Jul 17, 1963
The Texas guitarist-singer performs "Baby Please Don't Go," "Ain't It Hard" and "Meet Me in the Bottom" in this 1963 Ash Grove concert.
Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the Prowl
Jul 14, 1995
The funky New Orleans soulman and guitarist performs "Girl I Want to Dance With You" and "Body And Fender Man" in this 1995 Tramps set.
Video: John Lee Hooker's Deep Blue Moan
Oct 10, 1992
The Chicago bluesman, accompanied by guitarist Ry Cooder, performs bone-chilling renditions of some of his most beloved songs in 1992.
Don Henley Flies Solo, 1991
Jul 23, 1991
The singer-songwriter performs tunes from
The End of Innocence
along with Eagles classics like "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Hotel California."
Reminiscing With Paul Kantner
Dec 14, 1982
The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.
Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley
Jul 5, 1964
The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.
Derek & The Dominos: Assorted Live Songs
Oct 23, 1970
On this date in 1970, Derek & The Dominos began recording
, a classic studio album from an even better live band.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band in Budapest
Apr 7, 1983
The keyboardist leads an '80s edition of his band on covers of Bruce Springsteen's "Blinded By the Light" and "Spirits in the Night" in 1983.
Lou Reed With Scott Muni
Jan 14, 1989
In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album
and his songwriting process.
Sic Alps Daytrotter Session
Feb 21, 2012
Check out the San Francisco band's clean style of garage rock before their new Drag City album drops this Tuesday.
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.
Glen Campbell's Heroic 'Goodbye Tour'
Jun 1, 2012
The country superstar, who was battling Alzheimer's at the time of this 2012 concert, performs "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle On My Mind."
The Spinto Band's Pumpkin Love
Feb 16, 2009
'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Listen to The Spinto Band's ode to pumpkin & paisley in their 2009 Daytrotter session.
Happy 72nd, Charlie Watts!
Dec 18, 1981
What better way is there to celebrate the birth of the Rolling Stones drummer than with this audio/video recording of the Stones in '81?
Video: Pete Townshend's 'Psychoderelict'
The Who's guitarist-composer performs tunes from his rock opera
and premieres his new rock musical in this '93 set from BAM.
Folk & Bluegrass
Shovels & Rope Heading to Newport
Jul 31, 2012
As the 2013 Newport Folk Fest lineup begins to trickle in, listen to this excellent 2012 Daytrotter session from recently added artists, Shovels & Rope.
Folk & Bluegrass
John Prine in His Prime
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.
Taj Mahal at the Fillmore West, '69
Sep 18, 1969
The blues scholar (born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks) performs "Divin' Duck Blues," "Checkin' Up On My Baby," "Corinna" and "Bacon Fat."
Two Gallants Announce 2012 Tour
Sep 14, 2012
Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel are back on the road behind a new album, hear 4 new tracks from their recent Daytrotter session here.
Video: George Carlin Standup, '79
Apr 13, 1979
The comedian, satirist and outspoken social-political commentator reads the news and "thinks up goofy shit" in this hilarious concert.
The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit
Apr 2, 1982
A newly-reformed Mamas and Papas played their biggest hit, "California Dreamin," towards the end of this classics filled set in 1982.
Wilson Pickett's Soul-Stirring R&B
Oct 28, 1994
The Wicked Pickett sings "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," "Funky Broadway" and "Land of 1,000 Dances" in this '94 Tramps set.
Bruce Springsteen Steals the Show, 1973
Jan 31, 1973
Before Bruce was the Boss, he spent years proving it all night in small clubs like Max's Kansas City across the county.
The Black Crowes' Raunch 'n' Roll
Dec 31, 1990
Chris Robinson leads the Atlanta-based band on "Struttin' Blues" and other tunes from their debut
Shake Your Money Maker
in this 1990 set.
Groucho Marx in '72
Aug 11, 1972
The comedy legend recalls some of his favorite childhood anecdotes including his first love and his namesake.
Miles in the Bahamas, 1970
Aug 2, 1970
The iconic trumpeter showcases his edgy two-keyboard electric band, featuring Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, at the CBS Records convention in Freeport.
Video: Roy Hargrove on the Mellow Side
The rising trumpet star shows a mature side on ballads like "You Go To My Head," "Nature Boy" and "Never Let Me Go" in this '01 Newport set.
Folk & Bluegrass
Joan Baez Fights the Law
Jul 26, 1968
45 years ago today, Joan Baez was arrested for blocking an Armed Forces Center in Oakland. Hear her at the Newport Folk Fest less than one year later.
Remembering Chris Whitley
Jun 15, 1995
Born today in 1960, dark-edged blues-rocker evoked Chet Baker as much as Robert Johnson. Hear him in a 1995 concert.
MJQ Plays Porgy and Bess
Jul 3, 1973
The Modern Jazz Quartet (John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Connie Kay) performs an all-Gershwin program in this 1973 concert.
Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
Jul 2, 1974
Riding high on the strength of his mega-hit "Chameleon," Herbie Hancock's Headhunters brought their brand of jazz-funk to the 1974 Newport Jazz Festival.
Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw
Aug 15, 1977
The formidable twosome of rockabilly boogie-woogie man and guitar thrasher sets a raucous tone in this rootsy 1977 Bottom Line concert.
Foreigner at Philly's Spectrum, '79
Oct 22, 1979
The '70s rock band reunites tonight at the New York's Citi Field following the Mets-Cubs game. Hear the group in its heyday in this uncut concert.
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