Folk & Bluegrass
  1. Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford Meets the Bray Brothers John Hartford Meets the Bray Brothers Jun 19, 1974 The family band from Champaign-Urbana joins the gifted fiddler on tunes like "Katy Hill" and "Come Back Darling" at Amazingrace in 1974.
  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party Queen Ida's Zydeco Dance Party 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."
  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: The Chapin Sisters at Paste Studios Video: The Chapin Sisters at Paste Studios Jan 11, 2016 Abigail and Lily, daughters of Thomas Chapin and nieces of the late Harry Chapin, blend harmony vocals on "Autumn" and "Angeleno."
  4. Folk & Bluegrass: Art Garfunkel at Royal Albert Hall Art Garfunkel at Royal Albert Hall Apr 22, 1988 Art Garfunkel's smooth tenor, accompanied by Nicky Hopkins on piano, sounds as good as ever on this recording from London's Royal Albert Hall in 1988.
  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Poetry and Music With Don McLean Poetry and Music With Don McLean Jan 25, 1982 Don McLean reads Paul Anka's "It Don't Matter Anymore" and sings his own melodic poetry for fellow New Yorkers at this rare tribute concert.
  6. Folk & Bluegrass: Billy Bragg's Daytrotter Session, 2013 Billy Bragg's Daytrotter Session, 2013 May 21, 2013 The British troubadour performs "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," "Handyman Blues" and others from his Tooth & Nail in this solo set.
  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Uncut: Buckwheat Zydeco at Tramps Feb 24, 1996 The accordianist-vocalist brings his Ils Son Partis Band up from Western Louisiana for this 1996 dance concert in the heart of NYC.
  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line, '77 Don McLean at the Bottom Line, '77 Feb 18, 1977 The singer-songwriter performs his classic "American Pie" along with Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" in this intimate solo set.
  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Playlist: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Lyons, CO (aka "the Nashville of the Rockies") hosts the 22nd annual RMFF. Hear selected performers from the 2012 lineup.
  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean Incites a Sing-Along Don McLean Incites a Sing-Along 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."
  11. Folk & Bluegrass: Paul Kantner's Wooden Ships at McCabe's Paul Kantner's Wooden Ships at McCabe's Oct 26, 1991 The guitarist and singer famous for his influential electric sounds performs unplugged in the intimate Santa Monica guitar store in 1991.
  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Dry City Scat Band at Ash Grove, '64 Dry City Scat Band at Ash Grove, '64 Jul 12, 1964 Hear a 19-year-old David Lindley playing banjo on "Green Scruggs," "Uncle Pen" and other old-timey tunes with this L.A-based quartet.
  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Jill Sobule's Daytrotter Session Jul 11, 2013 The solo singer-songwriter wonders whatever happened to "Bobbie Gentry" and sings her anthemic "Mexican Wrestler" in this 2013 set.
  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Olatunji's Drums of Passion Olatunji's Drums of Passion Jan 5, 1986 Hear the Nigerian percussion master in a riveting performance from 1986 at Bill Graham's club Wolfgang's.
  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Dylan's First US Hit, Re-imagined Dylan's First US Hit, Re-imagined Nov 7, 2007 48 years ago today, Dylan broke onto the US Top 40 charts with 'Subterranean Homesick Blues.' Hear Dan Hicks' version in 2007.
  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Unplugged Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers Unplugged Jul 28, 2013 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.
  17. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 3 The granddaddy of all festivals closes today with performances by First Aid Kit, Lord Huron, Laura Marling, Blake Miles, Field Report and more.
  18. Folk & Bluegrass: New Grass Revival in Nashville New Grass Revival in Nashville Jan 12, 1985 Banjo ace Bela Fleck joins mandolinist Sam Bush and the members of this bluegrass superband in a 1985 set from Vanderbilt University.
  19. Folk & Bluegrass: 2012 Vault Favorites: Folk & Bluegrass 2012 Vault Favorites: Folk & Bluegrass These 10 whooping folk & boot-stomping bluegrass tunes were CV.org's most streamed and downloaded of 2012.
  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Vassar Clements Meets Jethro Burns Vassar Clements Meets Jethro Burns Nov 24, 1973 The great fiddler squares off with the mandolin maestro on "Please Release Me," "Take the A Train" and "Orange Blossom Special" in this uncut '73 set.
  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Shovels & Rope Heading to Newport 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.
  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez Dips Into Motown Joan Baez Dips Into Motown Jul 7, 1975 Led by perhaps the most influential bass player of all time, James Jamerson, Baez belts out the Motown classic, "Dancing In The Street."
  23. Folk & Bluegrass: The Earl Scruggs Revue Pick The Blues The Earl Scruggs Revue Pick The Blues Sep 30, 1972 Earl Scruggs kicks off this short set with a bluesy-bluegrass take on the Don Nix classic "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die)."
  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Together Again, 1975 Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Together Again, 1975 The two folk icons blend voices on "Never Let Me Go," "Water Is Wide" and "Mama, You Been On My Mind" on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Olatunji's African Percussion Party Olatunji's African Percussion Party Jan 5, 1986 The master drummer and world music pioneer is joined on stage by longtime supporter Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead in this 1986 concert.
  26. Folk & Bluegrass: Kris Kristofferson Sings to Sinead Kris Kristofferson Sings to Sinead Nov 4, 2009 Can you believe it's been 20 years since Sinead O'Connor tore up the pope's pic on SNL? Hear Kristofferson's message to "that bald-headed brave little girl".
  27. Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens in 1976 Richie Havens in 1976 Sep 12, 1976 Hear his rearranged cover of the Doobie Bros. "Long Train Runnin'." The gentle giant's music resonates as strongly now as it did before he passed.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: Hamza el Din Hypnotizes Hamza el Din Hypnotizes Jan 17, 1970 You can hear the flow of the Nile when el Din plays his oud. Fall under the Sudanese folk musician's spell during this 1970 Ash Grove set.
  29. Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Mar 22, 1980 The Queen of Salsa sings "A Papa," "Zambullete," "Quimbara" and other favorites with the Nuyorican bandleader in this fiery set from 1980.
  30. Folk & Bluegrass: Just Added: Maria Muldaur at Wesleyan Just Added: Maria Muldaur at Wesleyan Dec 1, 1972 The rootsy singer and '60s folk revivalist performs tunes by Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie Johnson in this 1972 concert.
  31. Folk & Bluegrass: Kentucky Colonels at Ash Grove, '65 Kentucky Colonels at Ash Grove, '65 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.
  32. Folk & Bluegrass: Iris DeMent Sings for Berkeley Iris DeMent Sings for Berkeley May 15, 1998 Hear Iris DeMent serenade this grateful '98 Berkeley gathering, and get ready for her new album Sing The Delta, available this week.
  33. Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Pentangle's Baroque Folk 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.
  34. Folk & Bluegrass: 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Day 1 The 57th edition of the grandaddy of all music festivals kicks off with Iron & Wine, Watkins Family Hour, Calexico and others.
  35. Folk & Bluegrass: Tim Buckley at Newport, 1968 Tim Buckley at Newport, 1968 Jul 28, 1968 This 1968 Newport performance reveals Buckley just beginning to create the new musical hybrid that would anchor his legacy.
  36. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, '74 James Taylor at Carnegie Hall, '74 May 26, 1974 The troubadour sings classics "Fire and Rain" and "Carolina in My Mind" and is joined by wife Carly Simon on their hit single "Mockingbird."
  37. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: Arlo Guthrie, Newport Folk '68 New Release: Arlo Guthrie, Newport Folk '68 Jul 26, 1968 This hi-fi Arlo Guthrie recording is a stunning example of his hilarious counter-culture commentary. Download his Vault debut today.
  38. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Oct 11, 2009 The hilarious comedian also happens to be a brilliant banjo player. See him play "Pitkin County Turnaround" and others in this 2009 concert.
  39. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Phil Ochs Remembering Phil Ochs Jul 2, 1967 One of the most potent voices for the anti-Vietnam war movement of the '60s was silenced in 1976. Hear him in classic form in this 1967 Ash Grove set.
  40. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Femi Kuti at Newport 2000 Video: Femi Kuti at Newport 2000 The son of legendary Afro-beat pioneer, Fela Kuti, follows in his father's footsteps with his own infectious brand of Nigerian dance music.
  41. Folk & Bluegrass: Indigo Girls at Laguna Seca Days Indigo Girls at Laguna Seca Days May 27, 1995 Amy Ray and Emily Saliers perform tunes from Swamp Ophelia and old faves like "Closer to Fine" and "Tried to Be True."
  42. Folk & Bluegrass: Kristin Hersh on Her Own, '98 Kristin Hersh on Her Own, '98 Apr 11, 1998 The former leader of alt-rock group Throwing Muses premieres stirring material from her solo album Strange Angels at McCabe's Guitar Shop.
  43. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Chris Thile and Michael Daves 2011 Video: Chris Thile and Michael Daves 2011 May 17, 2011 Mandolin virtuoso Thile, whose Bass and Mandolin was just released, performs with guitarist-singer Daves at the Paste offices in Georgia.
  44. Folk & Bluegrass: Peter Lang's Fingerstyle Genius Peter Lang's Fingerstyle Genius Jul 14, 1976 The accomplished 12-string acoustic guitarist performs "Round Worm Reel" and offers humorous between-songs banter in this 1976 set.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1963 Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1963 Mar 7, 1963 An amazing performance from two true folk music pioneers.
  46. Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 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.
  47. Folk & Bluegrass: New to the Vault: Harry Chapin New to the Vault: Harry Chapin Oct 21, 1978 The square-jawed singer/songwriter/activist pals around with Chevy Chase and sings a host of his many hits in this 1978 video concert.
  48. Folk & Bluegrass: NEW: Jimmy Spheeris in Springfield, '73 NEW: Jimmy Spheeris in Springfield, '73 Apr 24, 1973 The Phoenix-born solo troubadour performs "Shirtful of Apples" and "Sweet Wahini Mama" from album The Original Tap Dancing Kid.
  49. Folk & Bluegrass: Spider John Koerner, Minnesotan Troubadour Spider John Koerner, Minnesotan Troubadour 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.
  50. Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Bessie Jones & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Jun 20, 1963 The gospel singer leads the a cappella group on spiritual numbers and a unique arrangement of "Hesitation Blues" in this 1963 Ash Grove set.
  51. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez's Ageless Folk Joan Baez's Ageless Folk Sep 3, 1972 Joan Baez encourages nonviolence and soulful singing with a concert that receives a standing ovation for an unprepared number.
  52. Folk & Bluegrass: Leftover Salmon's Eclectic Grooves Leftover Salmon's Eclectic Grooves Sep 5, 1998 The bluegrass-funk-rock-Cajun band performs their stoner anthem "Wake and Bake" and mashes "Hotel California" with "Rocky Top" in '98.

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