Folk & Bluegrass
The Civil Wars Take On Austin
Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2011
The Grammy Award winning Nashville folk duo played this rousing set at SXSW in 2011, including their wholly re-imagined version of "Billie Jean."
Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor
The comedian makes a special guest appearance at the 10th anniversary party for New York's Catch a Rising Star in 1982.
When Garth Met Trisha
Sep 1, 1998
Country star Garth Brooks duets with his future wife Trisha Yearwood on "In Another's Eyes" in this '98 concert from Walmart headquarters.
Video: AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Tour
Jul 21, 1979
Guitarist Angus Young revs up the Aussie rockers on "Live Wire," "Problem Child" and "Bad Boy Boogie" in this '79 set from Oakland.
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters
These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.
Brotherly Love in the Sun
Aug 2, 2008
We're looking forward to outdoor summer concerts with this great medley of Delaney and Bonnie tunes from the Black Crowes.
The Rumour Backs Carlene Carter
Jul 18, 1978
Known for backing Graham Parker, the English journeymen also gave a modern twist to the sounds of country royalty, June Carter's daughter Carlene.
Catch Buddy Guy in Action
Jul 28, 1968
The blues icon will be sitting in with Paul Schaffer's band on the
tonight—in the meantime, give this vintage 1968 concert a spin.
How Could We Leave Out Billy Cobham?!
The people have spoken, and omitting Billy Cobham from our Top 10 Greatest Drummers list clearly was unpardonable. So, listen to this!
Shuffle up over three hours of tunes from one of America's greatest bands, featuring concerts recorded in the '90s, a 2011 Daytrotter session and more.
Folk & Bluegrass
Christopher Paul Stelling, An Old Soul
Aug 30, 2011
The 30 year-old songwriter evokes the joys and sorrows of someone twice his age. Hear him play to a crowded barn last summer.
Velvet Viking Sondre Lerche at SXSW
Mar 16, 2011
Lerche's 7" single "It's Never Meant To Be" arrives this week (with Beyonce's "Countdown" covered on the b-side). Enjoy him here at SXSW '11.
Arrested Development at Paste Offices
Aug 29, 2008
Rapper Speech leads the Atlanta-based alt-hip hop group on "Mr. Wendal," "Tennessee" and "I Know I'm Bad" in this 2008 video.
The Polyphonic Spree at Studio Paradiso
Oct 17, 2012
Charismatic frontman Tim DeLaughter leads the Dallas-based choral rock band on uplifting tunes like "Into the Light/I'm Calling" in 2012.
The Bangles in '86
Oct 29, 1986
Your '80s flashback of the day - hear the pop princesses run through a sound check before their show at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh.
Video: Cake at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '99
Jun 18, 1999
The Sacramento band, led by singer-songwriter John McCrea, performs "Sheep Go To Heaven" and "Never There" from
Prolonging the Magic
John Lee Hooker Meets Carlos Santana
Jul 18, 1986
The electric Delta boogie man joins the guitar hero and singer Etta James on a straight up blues jam in this '86 video from the Fillmore.
New Video: Van Morrison, 1970
The Irish soul singer brings the house down at the Fillmore East with the definitive live version of his classic, "Cyprus Avenue."
The Bellamy Brothers at the Lone Star
Jun 18, 1985
Jesse & Noah Bellamy, sons of country stars The Bellamy Brothers, play at Hill Country Live tonight in New York. Hear their fathers in a 1985 NYC concert.
Tunes to Ring in the New Year
Fuel your party with 5 hours of New Year's Eve concerts from the Vault featuring The Boss, The Band, Southside Johnny, The Dead and more.
Jack Mack & the Heart Attack in NYC
Dec 31, 1982
Soul singer Max Carl leads the R&B band on "True Lovin' Woman," "Give It Up" and more tunes from
in this '82 New Years Eve set.
The Vaccines Release Sophomore LP
May 4, 2011
These UK indie darlings have been compared to the Ramones and the Jesus and Mary Chain. See what all the fuss is about with this session.
Earl Hines at Philharmonic Hall
Jul 3, 1973
A modern jazz piano pioneer, "Fatha" is like a link between the ragtime players who came before him and the modern virtuosos who came after him.
Al Di Meola Sounds Off
Jul 14, 1978
Fusion guitar hero Al Di Meola talks about the state of the industry and the barriers between rock and jazz in this frank 1978 interview.
Bowie on His Chamelonic Image
Jan 23, 1978
In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.
Folk & Bluegrass
Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged
Dec 4, 1988
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.
Remembering Michael Jackson
Apr 24, 2002
The King of Pop would've been 55 today. Hear a rare performance of
in this 2002 concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
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.
Sass That's Lighter Than Air
Jul 5, 1964
Sarah Vaughan's set at Newport in '64 is typically elegant, as she performed with the nuance & hipness that put her in the top tier of female jazz singers.
John Hammond at the Fillmore West
Jul 1, 1970
The blues scholar and solo troubadour performs classics like "Steady Rollin' Man," "Boogie Chillen" and "Spoonful" in this 1970 set.
Stevie Wonder in Motown, '84
Apr 14, 1984
The genius performs the unreleased "It's Growing" along with classics like "Superstition," "Higher Ground," "Living for the City" and "Sir Duke."
Billy Preston's Incredible Soul
Feb 2, 1996
The gifted organist-singer-songwriter performs Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" along with his many '70s hits in this '96 set.
Buffalo Springfield Alumni Playlist
The dissolution of this legendary '60s band resulted in even more great music from a variety of sources.
Oregon's Jazz Meets World Music Mix
Jul 3, 1975
The pioneering quartet plays Ralph Towner's "Icarus" and "The Silence of a Candle" and Paul McCandless' "Undertow" in this 1975 set.
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."
Mountain at the Fillmore East
Jun 27, 1971
The propulsive rhythm section of Felix Pappalardi on bass and Corky Laing on drums anchors this characteristically astounding performance.
Humble Pie, Hot 'n Nasty in '73
May 6, 1973
Humble Pie deliver a furious set at San Francisco's Winterland, driven by the two-guitar attack of Steve Marriott and Clem Clempson.
Great Society at the Fillmore, '66
Jun 10, 1966
Before joining Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick sang "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" with this band she formed with husband Jerry Slick.
Lady Ella at Carnegie Hall
Jun 24, 1978
This great recording of the Queen of Jazz from '78 is not to be missed. Her voice breathes new life into the old tune "St. Louis Blues."
Folk & Bluegrass
Uncut: New Grass Revival, '78
Jul 27, 1978
The progressive bluegrass band featuring mandolinist Sam Bush and banjoist Courtney Johnson heats up this Amazing Grace crowd.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas
Dec 22, 2009
The Teens dropped by Daytrotter to spread some holiday cheer, and some boogers. Neighbor Glenn Danzig, sadly, does not appear.
Justin Townes Earle's Barnstormer Set
Jul 4, 2010
The singer-songwriter and son of alt-country artist Steve Earle performs tunes from
Midnight at the Movies
Harlem River Blues
Winter at Winterland: Butterfield Blues Band
Sep 30, 1966
Hear the original BBB lineup in '66 - featuring Elvin Bishop & Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section - establishing influence over the San Francisco sound.
Frampton's Still Alive!
Jul 2, 1977
Peter Frampton hit the road again in '77 in support of his album
I'm In You
, just a year after his monumental success with
Frampton Comes Alive
The Return of Big Star, 1996
Nov 16, 1996
Twenty years after disbanding, the Memphis power pop band, led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Alex Chilton, reformed with a new lineup.
'90s Flashback: Barenaked Ladies
Oct 17, 1998
Probably the most popular Canadian quintet of the late-'90s, BNL's quirky lyrics became the catchy pre-Y2K pop narrative. Hear them in 1998.
Eric Burdon in NYC
Dec 15, 1995
The Animals' main man updated his sound for the '90s, but classics like "House of the Rising Son" were still down and dirty.
Uncut: Tal Farlow's Comeback Concert
Jul 4, 1976
The late, great guitarist (born today in 1921) emerged from semi-retirement for this 1976 set with Jack Six, Hank Jones and Roy Haynes.
Vault History: The Rolling Thunder Revue
Oct 31, 1975
Although this show, recorded on Halloween in 1975, was only the second for Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, the raw energy and spontaneity can't be denied.
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.
Drive-By Truckers' Southern Gothic
Jul 6, 2010
Hear Patterson Hood and Co. sing their songs of alienation, rage and redemption from 2010's
The Big To Do
at Big Orange Studio in Austin, TX.
Uncut: Primus Sucks!
Aug 14, 1994
Only a band with such unrelenting chops could have the humor to celebrate this ironic rallying cry from its fans.
All Hail the Three Kings
Freddie, Albert and B.B. King flash their respective vocal styles and guitar chops with passion in this bluesy playlist from 1967-1971.
The Neville Brothers at Tipitina's, '91
Jun 19, 1991
New Orleans' first family of funk plays tunes from
in the Crescent City's most famous venue.
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