Folk & Bluegrass
  1. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. Folk & Bluegrass: An Intimate Jimmy Buffett Session An Intimate Jimmy Buffett Session Oct 24, 1974 As we head into proper winter and the mercury drops, let lifelong beach bum Jimmy Buffett take you to a warmer place.
  4. 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.
  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line Don McLean at the Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 The genius singer-songwriter most famous of course for "American Pie" performs that #1 hit among many other great tunes in this set from '77.
  6. 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."
  7. 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.
  8. Folk & Bluegrass: Indigo Girls in Salinas, CA Indigo Girls in Salinas, CA May 27, 1995 Georgians Amy Ray and Emily Saliers created the duo back in their college days. Listen to them 15 years later at the Laguna Seca Raceway!
  9. Folk & Bluegrass: The Adventures of Bela Fleck The Adventures of Bela Fleck The Grammy-winning banjo virtuoso just released his orchestral Juno Concerto. Hear him with New Grass Revival and the Flecktones.
  10. Folk & Bluegrass: The Wood Brothers' Engaging Americana The Wood Brothers' Engaging Americana Jul 17, 2012 MM&W bassist Chris Wood and guitar-playing brother Oliver blend sweet vocal harmonies in this 2012 live recording at Daytrotter Studio.
  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: Uncut: Simon & Garfunkel Uncut: Simon & Garfunkel Sep 18, 1981 This reunion concert recorded in Central Park in 1981 was attended by more than 500,000 fans and prompted the duo to go back on tour the following year.
  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Dec 9, 1990 The banjo ace leads his bluegrass-funk-jazz band on "Flying Saucer Dudes" and others from Flight of the Cosmic Hippo in this 1990 set.
  14. Folk & Bluegrass: Tracy Chapman Solo in 1989 Tracy Chapman Solo in 1989 May 27, 1989 Not many solo performers can captivate an audience like Tracy Chapman does here. With only her voice and a guitar, she takes command of Oakland Stadium.
  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Playlist: Tim & Jeff Buckley Playlist: Tim & Jeff Buckley Although both father and son would die too young, their music still endures. Music created by talented dudes and their guitars always will.
  16. Folk & Bluegrass: Burrito Brother Rick Roberts Flying Solo Burrito Brother Rick Roberts Flying Solo Mar 11, 1974 Three years after his contribution to the Flying Burrito Brothers' self-titled album, Roberts delivered a classic performance in Cambridge, MA.
  17. Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's First Show Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band's First Show Aug 29, 1987 At their first public performance, the JGAB delivers a tight set of material, including both Dead rarities and traditional Americana and bluegrass.
  18. Folk & Bluegrass: Woody Guthrie Tunes Woody Guthrie Tunes This playlist of Woodie Guthrie songs includes performances by The Byrds, Wilco, Joan Baez, and more.
  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: John Hartford All By Himself Uncut: John Hartford All By Himself Jun 19, 1974 Hear the renegade banjoist, fiddler, guitarist, vocalist and humorist in this joyful unaccompanied set from Amazing Grace in 1974.
  20. Folk & Bluegrass: Songs of Texas with Mance Lipscomb Songs of Texas with Mance Lipscomb May 6, 1966 Enjoy a glimpse of the 19th century folk-songster tradition with this 1963 Ash Grove set.
  21. Folk & Bluegrass: Art Garfunkel's Rift With Paul Simon Art Garfunkel's Rift With Paul Simon Apr 22, 1988 This solo show was recorded during a dry spell in Garfunkel's relationship with Paul Simon, yet he still closes with Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
  22. Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Jun 4, 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young blend beautifully on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" in this 1970 Fillmore set.
  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Jackie DeShannon and Ry Cooder Jackie DeShannon and Ry Cooder Sep 3, 1963 Hear the soon-to-be-hitmaker sing a setlist of folk and blues standards at this 1963 Ash Grove show, accompanied by a 16-year-old Ry Cooder on guitar.
  24. 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.
  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Elizabeth Cotten's Songs and Stories Elizabeth Cotten's Songs and Stories Mar 16, 1976 The singer-songwriter showcases her distinctive guitar style on her signature "Freight Train" and others at the age of 84 in this '76 set.
  26. 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."
  27. Folk & Bluegrass: The Avett Brothers at Big Orange Studios The Avett Brothers at Big Orange Studios Jul 27, 2009 The North Carolina band's latest, True Sadness, was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Americana Album. Hear them in a 2009 session.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: The Resonance of Cris Williamson The Resonance of Cris Williamson Mar 10, 1973 With her powerful pipes and still-relevant message, Cris Williamson's voice rings out loud and clear from this 1973 concert.
  29. Folk & Bluegrass: Jonny Fritz and The Devil Makes Three Jonny Fritz and The Devil Makes Three The two artists will play a handful of dates together this Fall. See them live if you can, hear them here now.
  30. Folk & Bluegrass: Eric Shoenberg Picks on the Beatles Eric Shoenberg Picks on the Beatles Sep 2, 1976 The fingerstyle acoustic guitarist plays "Here, There and Everywhere," "Blackbird" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in this 1976 set.
  31. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Carolina Chocolate Drops Video: Carolina Chocolate Drops Jul 31, 2011 The old-time string band won a Grammy for their 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig. See them at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
  32. Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance May 19, 1973 The acoustic guitar virtuoso plays dazzling versions of his instrumentals "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in 1973.
  33. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: Clifton Chenier in NOLA New Release: Clifton Chenier in NOLA Apr 23, 1970 The King of Zydeco brings his infectious southwestern Louisiana sound to the inaugural New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970.
  34. 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.
  35. Folk & Bluegrass: Joan Baez at Newport Folk Fest Joan Baez at Newport Folk Fest Jul 26, 1968 In 1968, before she was a part of the Rolling Thunder Review, Baez was performing her beautiful blend of folk solo.
  36. Folk & Bluegrass: Crosby, Stills & Nash's Heavenly Harmonies Crosby, Stills & Nash's Heavenly Harmonies The three voices blend beautifully on unplugged versions of "Change Partners," "Wooden Ships" and a cover of the Beatles' "Blackbird" in '73.
  37. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Punch Brothers at SXSW '12 Video: Punch Brothers at SXSW '12 Mar 16, 2012 The progressive bluegrass quintet fronted by mandolinist-singer Chris Thile showcases tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
  38. Folk & Bluegrass: Trey Anastasio Flies Solo Trey Anastasio Flies Solo Aug 2, 2008 Phish's guitarist-frontman plays unadorned acoustic versions of "Bathtub Gin," "Chalk Dust Torture" and "Water in the Sky" at Newport.
  39. 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.
  40. Folk & Bluegrass: Jose Feliciano at the Ash Grove Jose Feliciano at the Ash Grove Sep 26, 1964 The pioneering Latino crossover artist showcases his passionate vocals and incredible classical guitar technique in this eclectic set from 1964.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Aug 29, 2011 The Toronto-based singer-songwriter performs compelling tunes from his 2010 album Constant Companion in the intimacy of this NYC club.
  44. Folk & Bluegrass: The Real Hedy West The Real Hedy West Aug 9, 1967 The North Georgia native sang – and lived – the tradition that many of her '60s folk revival contemporaries could only observe from the outside.
  45. Folk & Bluegrass: U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur U. Utah Phillips, Radical Raconteur Dec 12, 1974 The folksinger, storyteller and labor organizer performs Woody Guthrie's "Bread And Roses" and his "Casey Jones, Union Scab" in 1974.
  46. Folk & Bluegrass: New Video: Crosby, Stills, Nash and... Kantner? New Video: Crosby, Stills, Nash and... Kantner? The original super group gets some additional help from the Jefferson Airplane singer-guitarist on a song he co-wrote, "Wooden Ships."
  47. 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.
  48. Folk & Bluegrass: Two guitars, Two Voices: The Milk Carton Kids Two guitars, Two Voices: The Milk Carton Kids Oct 31, 2011 This minimalist duo from SoCal will win you over with their perfectly blended harmonies layered over beautifully twangy guitar licks in this Daytrotter set.
  49. 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.
  50. Folk & Bluegrass: The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon The Prolific Pen of Paul Simon Hear the Queens-born singer-songwriter perform tunes from One Trick Pony and Graceland along with classics with partner Art Garfunkel.
  51. Folk & Bluegrass: Merle Travis at the Ash Grove Merle Travis at the Ash Grove Nov 21, 1965 Get ready for some of the most impressive pickin' you're ever likely to hear.
  52. Folk & Bluegrass: Neil Young Flies Solo Neil Young Flies Solo The singer-songwriter performs intimate renditions of "Heart Of Gold," "After the Gold Rush" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" in a two-hour playlist.

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