Folk & Bluegrass
  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc and Merle Watson at Ash Grove 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.
  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Mimi Farina at the Boston Tea Party Mimi Farina at the Boston Tea Party Dec 2, 1970 The sister of Joan Baez blends guitars and harmony vocals with fellow folkie Tom Jans on "Letter to Jesus" and "Children of Darkness" in 1970.
  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie's Social Commentary Arlo Guthrie's Social Commentary Jul 26, 1968 The son of folk legend Woody Guthrie performs humorous monologues about the FBI and beach rules in California at the '68 Newport Folk Fest.
  4. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: Roscoe Holcomb in L.A., 1963 New Release: Roscoe Holcomb in L.A., 1963 Roscoe Holcomb, the original purveyor of "high and lonesome" Appalachian folk, performs at Los Angeles' legendary Ash Grove in 1963.
  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Guy Carawan Remembering Guy Carawan May 8, 1964 Celebrate the life of the man who popularized "We Shall Overcome" as an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement with this brief performance.
  6. 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.
  7. Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Jun 21, 1963 The folk and gospel singer joins the Georgia Sea Island Singers on the spiritual "I Know I Got Religion" and the joyful "So Glad I'm Here."
  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Aug 29, 2011 The Canadian singer-songwriter performs "What I Saw," "No One But You" and others from Constant Companion in this intimate solo set.
  9. Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson at Ash Grove, '65 Doc Watson at Ash Grove, '65 Apr 13, 1965 The blind North Carolina native was one of the greatest flat pickers of his day. Hear him play "Hobo Bill's Last Ride" and "Deep Elem Blues."
  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: John Fahey's Six-String Magic Uncut: John Fahey's Six-String Magic Jul 14, 1976 The enigmatic fingerstyle steel-string acoustic guitar virtuoso takes his Great American Music Hall audience on a trip in this 1976 concert.
  11. 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.
  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Boys of the Lough: Good Friends, Good Music Boys of the Lough: Good Friends, Good Music Apr 22, 1977 The Scottish-Irish band performs enchanting Celtic tunes in this 1977 concert from San Francisco's Great American Music Hall.
  13. 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."
  14. Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute at '68 Newport A Woody Guthrie Tribute at '68 Newport Jul 28, 1968 Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Oscar Brand, Lee Hays and others sing the songs of the American folk music legend.
  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Ralph Stanley's Virginia Soul Music Ralph Stanley's Virginia Soul Music Jul 27, 1968 The bluegrass pioneer leads his Clinch Mountain Boys through an invigorating set at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Oct 11, 2009 The comedian picks up his banjo for spirited renditions of "Pitkin County Turnaround" and "Daddy Played the Banjo" in this 2009 video.
  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore West Gordon Lightfoot at the Fillmore West Oct 5, 1968 Hear the Canadian singer-songwriter open for Cold Blood and Canned Heat back in 1968.
  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Wayfaring Stranger Christopher Paul Stelling Wayfaring Stranger Christopher Paul Stelling Aug 30, 2011 Hear Stelling weave his gothic folk tapestry during the '11 Barnstormer tour, and look for his second album, False Cities, out this week.
  19. Folk & Bluegrass: David Cohen Covers The Beatles David Cohen Covers The Beatles Jul 1, 1967 David Cohen does beautiful renditions of Beatles songs, popular standards, and notably "Sunny" by the great Bobby Hebb.
  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1974 Sep 8, 1974 The four musical partners create their magical vocal blend on "Our House," "Teach Your Children" and others in this 1974 concert.
  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Uncut: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Feb 4, 1976 The great troubadour rolled through San Francisco for this show featuring his engaging blend of humor and folk tunes.
  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter Carolina Chocolate Drops at Daytrotter May 19, 2011 The foursome from Durham plays "Po' Black Sheep," "Skillet Good and Greasy" and other old-timey string band tunes in this 2011 set.
  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Jun 15, 1986 The prolific singer-songwriter performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this Amnesty International benefit concert.
  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Eric Schoenberg Picks on the Beatles Eric Schoenberg Picks on the Beatles Sep 2, 1976 The fingerstyle guitarist performs "Here, There And Everywhere" and "My Guitar Gently Weeps" and several rags in this 1976 solo set.
  25. Folk & Bluegrass: 46th Annual Bill Monroe Festival June 9-16 46th Annual Bill Monroe Festival June 9-16 May 20, 1967 Over 50 bluegrass bands will convene at Bean Blossom 2012 in June to celebrate Bill Monroe's legacy. You can too - listen to the Bluegrass Boys in their prime in 1967.
  26. Folk & Bluegrass: J.D. Souther On His Own J.D. Souther On His Own Nov 30, 1975 After penning tunes for The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and more, J.D. Souther ventured out as a solo artist in '75. Hear him months before his debut release.
  27. Folk & Bluegrass: Bluegrass Sampler Playlist Bluegrass Sampler Playlist From the high and lonesome to the down and dirty, here's a collection of the best bluegrass performances in the Vault.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Hoyt Axton Remembering Hoyt Axton Jul 7, 1975 Let Hoyt's rich baritone erupt through your speakers as the good-natured songwriter performs some of his deep and frequently covered catalog.
  29. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Video: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, '06 Aug 13, 2006 The Grammy-winning Beninese singer-songwriter performs vibrant tunes from Logozo and a searing cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child."
  30. Folk & Bluegrass: New City Lost Ramblers at Ash Grove New City Lost Ramblers at Ash Grove Mike Seeger leads the New York-based string band on old-timey tunes like "Hot Corn, Cold Corn" and "Wild And Western Hobo."
  31. Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Witty Ditties Steve Goodman's Witty Ditties Jan 5, 1973 The Chicago-born troubadour performs his "Chicken Cordon Blues," "Lincoln Park Pirates" and "City of New Orleans" at Amazingrace in '73.
  32. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade & His African Beats King Sunny Ade & His African Beats Jun 24, 1998 The Nigerian juju master leads an infectious mix of talking drums, Yoruban vocals, guitars and pedal steel guitar in this '98 Tramps set.
  33. Folk & Bluegrass: The Americana Honors & Awards The Americana Honors & Awards The Nashville ceremony begins on Wednesday, now hear music by performers and presenters of this year's festivities.
  34. Folk & Bluegrass: Moving Hall Star Singers at Ash Grove, '66 Moving Hall Star Singers at Ash Grove, '66 Apr 23, 1966 The group from the Georgia Sea Islands of South Carolina performs spirituals and folk tunes like "We Shall Overcome" and "I Am a Soldier."
  35. Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute A Woody Guthrie Tribute Jul 28, 1968 Disciples of the Dust Bowl Troubadour sing "This Land Is Your Land" and other Guthrie tunes in 1968.
  36. Folk & Bluegrass: Fiddle Master Vassar Clements Fiddle Master Vassar Clements May 10, 1976 Hear the self-taught virtuoso lead his band through this genre-defying 1976 set, mixing elements of bluegrass, country, and everything else.
  37. Folk & Bluegrass: Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Jul 27, 1968 The Cambridge, Massachusetts group performs "Mule Skinner Biues," "Gone Home" and a bluegrass version of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer."
  38. Folk & Bluegrass: Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center Arlo Guthrie at the Kennedy Center Nov 19, 2001 The folk singer-songwriter performs symphonic versions of "This Land Is Your Land," "Goodnight Irene" and others in this 2001 concert.
  39. Folk & Bluegrass: The Wood Brothers' Americana Appeal The Wood Brothers' Americana Appeal Guitarist-singer Oliver and bassist Chris blend as only siblings can on soulful originals from their albums Ways Not to Lose and Loaded.
  40. Folk & Bluegrass: Jamie Brockett at Amazingrace, 1971 Jamie Brockett at Amazingrace, 1971 Oct 5, 1973 The folk troubadour performs versions of Dylan's "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat" and his counterculture classic "Legend of the U.S.S. Titanic."
  41. Folk & Bluegrass: Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Joe Heaney's Celtic Charms Nov 18, 1983 The traditional Irish singer from Galway performs a cappella versions of "The Rocks of Bawn," "Red Is the Rose" and "Gaelic Song" in this '83 set.
  42. Folk & Bluegrass: Country Joe McDonald at the Fillmore East Country Joe McDonald at the Fillmore East Jun 27, 1971 The political folkie delivers this infamous "Fish Cheer" and performs his "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" in this solo acoustic set from 1971.
  43. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Billy Bragg at SWSW, 2013 Video: Billy Bragg at SWSW, 2013 Mar 15, 2013 The British troubadour premieres incisive new tunes from Tooth & Nail while mocking hipsters in-between songs at the annual Austin bash.
  44. Folk & Bluegrass: Judy Collins in San Francisco Judy Collins in San Francisco Aug 24, 1973 Hear the Grammy Award-winning folk singer delight her Bay Area audience at SF's Masonic Auditorium in 1973.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets Joan Baez & Bob Dylan Duets The two kindred spirits and former lovers perform "Blowin' in the Wind" and "I Shall Be Released" on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975.
  46. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Apr 5, 2017 The virtuoso plays a haunting minor key version of "The Star Spangled Banner" and tackles one of the Bach Violin Partitas in a solo set.
  47. Folk & Bluegrass: Jesse Fuller at '69 Newport Folk Festival Jesse Fuller at '69 Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 Billed as "The Lone Cat," this one-man band plays guitar, percussion, harmonica, kazoo and sings on "San Francisco Bay Blues" and others.
  48. 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.
  49. Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Bessie Jones & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Jun 20, 1963 The world-renown a cappella group performs traditional folk tunes, spirituals and blues numbers at this 1963 Ash Grove concert.
  50. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Simon & Garfunkel Reunion, '93 Video: Simon & Garfunkel Reunion, '93 Nov 6, 1993 The iconic '60s folk duo reprise such classics as "The Boxer," "Mrs. Robinson" and "The Sound of Silence" in this Bridge School benefit.
  51. Folk & Bluegrass: The Gospel at Colonus in Philly The Gospel at Colonus in Philly Sep 17, 1985 Morgan Freeman and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama appear in this 1985 production of the acclaimed Bob Telson-Lee Breuer musical.
  52. Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008 Aug 2, 2008 The iconic troubadour performs Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower," Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" in this video.

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