Folk & Bluegrass
Horace Silver Quintet at Central Park
Wollman Memorial Skating Rink | Jul 3, 1973
The hard bop pianist and prolific songwriter leads a quintet featuring Michael and Randy Brecker, Will Lee and Alvin Queen in this '73 set.
Herbie Hancock's Super Trio
Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1988
The legendary pianist stretches with bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster on "Footprints" and "Oleo" in this '88 Newport set.
Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland
Dec 31, 1981
The multi-faceted new vaudevillians from Santa Cruz perform their death-defying (and hilarious) juggling routines in this 1981 set.
Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991
Jun 11, 1991
The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.
Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s
Dec 4, 1984
The very erudite drummer from Yes and King Crimson talks about the heyday of the London scene and his current activities in this '84 chat.
Just Added: Garland Jeffreys at Paradise
Oct 28, 1979
The Brooklyn-born street poet performs tunes from
American Boy & Girl
and premieres tunes from
Rock 'n' Roll Adult
in this 1979 set.
Brian Setzer With Stray Cats
Dec 16, 1982
Hear the Long Island-based rockabilly-punk trio led by guitar slinger and Eddie Cochran devotee Setzer in this raw and rockin' 1982 concert.
Smashing Pumpkins Reopen the Fillmore
Apr 27, 1994
The alt-rock heroes were part of a suitably eclectic bill during the storied venue's first show following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Video: My Morning Jacket
Aug 23, 2011
The psychedelic group from Louisville, Kentucky performs "Slow Slow Tune" and "You Wanna Freak Out" from
in this 2011 concert.
INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne/Dawes
Dawes put a modern spin on the Laurel Canyon sound that Jackson Browne helped shape in the '70s. Listen to them back-to-back in this playlist.
Party Soft With Andrew WK
Mar 1, 2010
We all know Andrew WK can party hard, so here he is partying a little softer on his Daytrotter session with a set of improvised piano jams.
The Rising Sons, Ahead Of Their Time
May 28, 1965
The Rising Sons went electric before Dylan, integrated races in times of injustice, and pioneered the blend of folk and blues. Dig this rare 1965 recording.
Caitlin Rose, Alt-Country Songstress
Dec 1, 2011
Nashville's Caitlin Rose recalls some of country's great singers like Loretta Lynn and Linda Ronstadt. Listen to her most recent Daytrotter session.
Uncut: Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard
Jun 25, 1981
The hard bop cornetist-trumpeter and brother of Cannonball Adderley leads his own quintet through a 1981 set at New York's fabled jazz club.
Scott Thurston With Iggy Pop
Mar 21, 1977
Before multi-instrumentalist Thurston joined Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in '91, he rocked hard with Iggy Pop through the '70s.
NEW: Aldo Nova in Worcester, '82
Sep 24, 1982
The Canadian guitarist-singer-songwriter plays "Hot Love," "Foolin' Yourself" and others from his double platinum self-titled solo debut.
Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops
Jun 11, 1988
Hear the guitar virtuoso perform "Ice 9," "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" at this 1988 concert in California.
Ween at Tramps, '95
Jan 25, 1995
Dean and Gene Ween lead the alt-rock group on "Voodoo Lady," "I Can't Put My Finger On It" and other tunes from
Chocolate and Cheese
The Bangles' 'Walk Like an Egyptian'
Oct 29, 1986
The classic Paisley Underground band is captured here at the peak of their success in Pittsburgh, 1986.
Folk & Bluegrass
Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove
May 5, 1967
The father-son guitar team performs Americana classics like "Gambler's Yodel," "Milk Cow Blues" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this 1967 set.
Video: Justin Townes Earle in Iowa, 2010
Jul 4, 2010
The alternative-country singer-songwriter (and son of Steve Earle) performs tunes from
Midnight at the Movies
Harlem River Blues
Punch Brothers Amaze Austin
Mar 16, 2012
Watch Thile & co. melt faces at SXSW '12 with their virtuosity & charismatic stage presence, and check out their new EP,
, available today.
Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove
Jan 16, 1966
Miles collaborates here with lifelong blues devotee Bernie Pearl, brother of Ash Grove owner Ed Pearl, with both men taking cues from Lightinin' Hopkins.
Ten Years After, 1975
Aug 4, 1975
Alvin Lee brings Woodstock to Winterland as he reprises his star-making guitar jam.
Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas
May 14, 1983
The pop singer showcases his powerful pipes on "Fool's Game" and other tunes from his self-titled Columbia Records debut in this '83 set.
Country Joe Rocks for Vietnam Vets
May 28, 1982
Watch Joe McDonald skillfully set the tone on this 1982 evening dedicated to veterans of the conflict in Vietnam.
New Release: The Police Soundcheck in '84
Feb 22, 1984
Get a sneak peek at The Police behind the scenes in this never-before-heard soundcheck recording from their 1984
Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered
Oct 20, 1983
Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's legendary sound and style with this incredible 1983 set from Ripley's Music Hall in Philly.
Dave Brubeck's Polyrhythmic Jams
Jul 4, 1964
Hear the legendary composer perform with his swinging quartet at Newport Jazz Festival in 1964.
Playlist: Breakup Songs
If you've recently been through the wringer, let Paul Simon, John McCauley, Emmylou Harris & a bottle of bourbon keep you company.
New Release: The Bangles in '86
Oct 29, 1986
Eavesdrop on The Bangles in their prime, soundchecking for one of the most important concerts of their career.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin
May 25, 1987
Comedian and Podcaster Marc Maron reminisced about this hot-rodded blues combo in a recent interview with
Roy Acuff, King of Country
Jul 27, 1968
Hank Williams once said of him: "For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God." Hear him with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.
Bobby 'Blue' Bland Meets B.B. King
Jun 30, 1974
The two titans of the blues team up on a medley of "How Blue Can You Get?," "Stormy Monday" and "It's My Own Fault" in this 1974 concert.
Surf's Up With the Beach Boys
May 14, 1979
The popular lineup, including Brian Wilson, is reunited for versions of "California Girls," "In My Room" and "Fun Fun Fun" in this 1979 set.
New Release: Counting Crows in Iowa
Jul 4, 2012
Watch the Counting Crows leave it all on the stage in this epic three-hour concert, filmed on the Fourth of July at Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, IA.
Josh Ritter at SXSW, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
The singer-songwriter from Idaho, Moscow puts a distinctive Americana touch on pieces from
The Beast in Its Tracks
with his Royal City Band.
Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt
Sep 23, 1979
Celebrate Earth Day with this '79 set advocating against the use of nuclear power, held in response to the Three Mile Island meltdown.
Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East
Jan 1, 1970
Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles kick off 1970 with a scorching set that includes "Who Knows," "Power of Soul" and "Machine Gun."
NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980
Dec 11, 1980
The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut
Where Are All the Nice Girls?
Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82
May 8, 1982
The clever songsmith plays "King Of The Road" and "England Swings" then scats a blue streak on "Dang Me" in this set from Fort Worth.
No Age Meets Bob Mould
Mar 1, 2009
The former Husker Du frontman joins drummer-singer Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall of L.A. noise-pop duo on "New Day Rising."
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.
Folk & Bluegrass
Vault History: Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson
May 9, 1963
Fifty years ago this week, two giants of traditional folk music came together at the Ash Grove for this master class in Americana.
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.
The Naked And Famous
Mar 2, 2012
They may not be naked, but this group is getting pretty famous. Their single "Young Blood" is catchy enough to swoon you through the week.
Folk & Bluegrass
Pete Seeger on Campus
Nov 22, 1972
The folkie, social activist and environmentalist plays "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" and "Garbage" at New England College in this '72 set.
Son Seals' Earthy Testifying
Jan 10, 1978
The Chicago bluesman (by way of Little Rock, Arkansas) invites Texas guitar slinger Johnny Winter to sit in on this set from 1978 in NYC.
Leon Redbone's Tin Pan Alley Classics
May 13, 1976
The enigmatic troubadour plays "Shine On Harvest Moon" and other jazz and blues tunes from his album
in this '76 set.
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."
Before the Last Waltz
Jul 17, 1976
Road-testing a set similar to that of their famous final performance, the Band here sounds lean and mean, unencumbered by historical significance.
Do You Know Suzi?
Mar 25, 1975
Suzi Quatro's bare-bones rock 'n roll and bass-wielding, leather-clad image inspired a generation of women, including Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett.
Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation
Oct 20, 1977
Recorded two months after the release of
, this set features many hits including "Jailbreak," "The Boys Are Back In Town."
Garry Shandling at Comic Relief, '86
Mar 29, 1986
The acerbic standup kills at this benefit concert featuring Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin and Joe Piscopo.
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