Music

Folk & Bluegrass

  1. John Sebastian at Tanglewood, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: John Sebastian at Tanglewood, 1970 Tanglewood Jul 21, 1970 The solo troubadour performs his classics "Lovin' You," "Daydream," "Younger Girl" and "Darling Be Home Soon."
  2. Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove May 20, 1967 Download a stellar 1967 set from the mandolin maestro and his legendary band.
  3. Pete Seeger on Campus Folk & Bluegrass: Pete Seeger on Campus New England College 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.
  4. R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps Feb 24, 1996 Hear the Louisiana roots music ambassador (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) play "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Marie Marie."
  5. The Day The Music Died Folk & Bluegrass: The Day The Music Died Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 On Feb 3rd 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The "Big Bopper" passed away in a tragic accident, later known as the Day The Music Died. Hear Don McLean play a solo version of the song he wrote to commemorate the tragedy.
  6. A Joan Baez Milestone Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez Milestone Cumberland County Civic Center Jul 3, 1982 Celebrate the iconic '60s folk singer with a performance featuring "Diamonds and Rust" and Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.”
  7. Femi Kuti's Infectious Grooves Folk & Bluegrass: Femi Kuti's Infectious Grooves Big Orange Studios Aug 25, 2011 Hear the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti perform tunes from Africa for Africa in this dynamic 2011 studio session from Austin.
  8. CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies Fillmore East 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.
  9. Brandi Carlile at the Paste Offices Folk & Bluegrass: Brandi Carlile at the Paste Offices Paste Magazine Offices Jan 5, 2010 The singer-songwriter applies her arresting vocals to tunes from her albums The Story and Give Up The Ghost in this 2010 session.
  10. John Prine's Thought-Provoking Odes Folk & Bluegrass: John Prine's Thought-Provoking Odes Lenox Music Inn Aug 25, 1973 Counterculture bard mocks phony patriots ("Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore") and salutes pot smokers ("Illegal Smile").
  11. Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood JFK Stadium Jul 13, 1985 The three amigos perform "Ballad of Hollis Brown," "When the Ship Comes In" and "Blowin' in the Wind" in this rare '85 unplugged set.
  12. Doc Watson Pickin' and Grinnin' Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson Pickin' and Grinnin' DAR Constitution Hall May 26, 1973 The flatpicker extraordinaire showcases his chops on "Black Mountain Rag" and delivers his Woody Guthrie homage, "Talking Blues," in this 1973 set from D.C.
  13. Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Dec 10, 2009 The singer-songwriter performs "Lady in Blue," "Ophelia" and other tunes from Abnormally Attracted to Sin in 2012.
  14. Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87 French's Camp Aug 29, 1987 The iconic guitarist-singer leads his Acoustic Band on unplugged versions of Grateful Dead classics like "Friend of the Devil" and "Ripple."
  15. Best of Folk & Bluegrass
    1. Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
    2. CSNY's Heavenly Harmonies
    3. Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood
    4. Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87
    5. CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970
    6. Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session
    7. Remembering Jeff Buckley
    8. Don McLean at the Bottom Line, 1977
    9. Harry Chapin in London
    10. The Everly Brothers & Dad
  16. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Black Oak Ranch Sep 6, 1998 Hear the Brooklyn-born folk singer and Woody Guthrie disciple play "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Friend of the Devil" in this 1998 set.
  17. CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East Jun 4, 1970 The supergroup plays unplugged versions of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Teach Your Children" and "Tell Me Why" one year after Woodstock.
  18. Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass: Carly Simon's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Oct 27, 2009 The singer-songwriter performs "No Freedom" and her classic "You're So Vain" with her son Ben Taylor.
  19. James Taylor at the Fillmore East Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 This unblemished recording shows off Taylor's golden voice in '71, during the same period the Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon sessions were underway.
  20. Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Aug 23, 2010 The 71-year-old singer with the high-pitched wail plays "Are You Teasin' Me," "Hello Lonely" and "Sweet Appalachia" with his killer band.
  21. Remembering Jeff Buckley Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Jeff Buckley Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 The singer-songwriter, who died in 1997, performs "Grace," "Hallelujah" and "Lover, You Should've Come Over" in this '94 solo set.
  22. The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.
  23. Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1996 Hear singer-songwriter and Righteous Babe exec play tunes from Not a Pretty Girl and cover Prince's "When Doves Cry."
  24. Loudon Wainwright III at the Bottom Line Folk & Bluegrass: Loudon Wainwright III at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Apr 7, 1978 The singer-songwriter performs solo versions of "Golfin' Blues," "Four Is a Magic Number" and "The Man Who Couldn't Cry' in this 1978 set.
  25. Doc Watson at the Ash Grove, '67 Folk & Bluegrass: Doc Watson at the Ash Grove, '67 Ash Grove May 3, 1967 The singer and flatpicker extraordinaire, born in 1923, performs "Doc's Talkin' Blues" and "Otto Wood the Bandit" in a solo set.
  26. Roger McGuinn Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass: Roger McGuinn Unplugged Mahopac Mar 17, 1984 Hear the guitarist-singer and Byrds co-founder play Dylan's "My Back Pages" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" in this solo set.
  27. Don McLean at the Bottom Line, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line, 1977 Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 Hear the troubadour play his iconic "American Pie" and his hit single "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)" in this solo concert.
  28. Bela Fleck's African Adventure Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck's African Adventure Daytrotter Studio Jan 26, 2011 The banjo virtuoso performs solo versions of traditional tunes from Mali, Tanzania and Uganda that appeared on his 2009 album Throw Down Your Heart.