Folk & Bluegrass Concerts

  1. Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Folk & Bluegrass: Tiny Tim Charms the Fillmore West Fillmore Auditorium May 9, 1968 The eccentric troubadour, born in 1932, wows the hippie crowd with "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Animal Crackers" in '68.
  2. Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs Revue Goes to College Dome, CW Post University Sep 30, 1972 The bluegrass banjo icon, who died in 2012, leads sons Randy and Gary on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" at C.W. Post in 1972.
  3. Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Folk & Bluegrass: Bessie Jones at Ash Grove, '63 Ash Grove 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."
  4. Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Folk & Bluegrass: Youssou N'Dour in Argentina, '88 Estadio River Plate Oct 15, 1988 The legendary Senegalese singer-percussionist performs "Mandela," "The Truth" and "The Lion" at the Buenos Aires soccer stadium.
  5. Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: Rolling Thunder Revue at MSG 1975 Madison Square Garden Dec 8, 1975 Bob, Joan and the gang blend voices on "Never Let Me Go” and more at Madison Square Garden during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975.
  6. Harry Chapin in London Folk & Bluegrass: Harry Chapin in London Rainbow Theatre Sep 3, 1977 The folk-rock troubadour performs vivid story songs like "W.O.L.D.," "Taxi" and "Cat's in the Cradle" at the height of his popularity
  7. Celebrating the Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass: Celebrating the Ash Grove 46 songs 4:14:02 Ash Grove found Ed Pearl died this week. Enjoy this playlist of great performances from the LA club at the forefront of social justice issues in the 60s.
  8. Ry Cooder at the Record Plant, '74 Folk & Bluegrass: Ry Cooder at the Record Plant, '74 Record Plant Jul 7, 1974 Ry picks and sings on "Billy The Kid," "Alimony" and "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?"
  9. Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Folk & Bluegrass: Kenny Rankin at the Shaboo Inn Shaboo Inn Jan 18, 1976 The solo troubadour, who died in 2009, performs intimate versions of "People Get Ready" and "Penny Lane" in this '76 set.
  10. Chambers Brothers at Ash Grove, '64 Folk & Bluegrass: Chambers Brothers at Ash Grove, '64 Ash Grove Aug 7, 1964 Before they went psychedelic with "Time Has Come Today," the four brothers were an a cappella gospel group. Hear their vocal harmonies.
  11. 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."
  12. Richard Thompson's Celtic Muse Folk & Bluegrass: Richard Thompson's Celtic Muse Newport Folk Festival Jul 1, 1988 The Brit singer-songwriter-guitarist plays tunes from Daring Adventures and Amnesia at the '88 Newport Folk Festival.
  13. CSNY at Fillmore East 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSNY at Fillmore East 1970 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.
  14. Best of Newport Folk 1968-69 Folk & Bluegrass: Best of Newport Folk 1968-69 21 songs 1:35:13 We will miss Newport Folk this year. Have a listen to what is was like over 50 years ago with some Folk and Blues legends.
  15. Best of Folk & Bluegrass
    1. Harry Chapin in London
    2. Jerry Garcia at French's Camp, '87
    3. CSNY at Fillmore East 1970
    4. Roscoe Holcomb
    5. Don McLean at the Bottom Line, 1977
    6. Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
    7. CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970
    8. Remembering Jeff Buckley
    9. Doc Watson, 1967
    10. Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
  16. Roscoe Holcomb Folk & Bluegrass: Roscoe Holcomb Ash Grove May 7, 1963 Listen to this powerful set from the man who inspired the term, "high and lonesome sound".
  17. Maybelle Carter in 1963 Folk & Bluegrass: Maybelle Carter in 1963 Ash Grove Apr 20, 1963 This wonderful recording showcases one of the most important country/folk musicians of her time, highlighting Carter's warm voice, her positive, humble demeanor and her superb finger-picking.
  18. Jerry Garcia in the Great Outdoors Folk & Bluegrass: Jerry Garcia in the Great Outdoors French's Camp Aug 29, 1987 The Grateful Dead guitarist debuted his Acoustic Band on unplugged versions of "Deep Elem Blues," "Ripple," "Friend of the Devil" in 1987.
  19. Everly Brothers & Pops at Newport Folk & Bluegrass: Everly Brothers & Pops at Newport Newport Folk Festival Jul 19, 1969 Don and Phil Everly join their guitar playing dad Ike on "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad," "I Am A Pilgrim" and other old-timey tunes at the '69 Folk Festival.
  20. 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.
  21. 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").
  22. James Taylor at the Fillmore East Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 The lanky troubadour performs solo renditions of his "Country Road" and "Carolina On My Mind" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee."
  23. 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."
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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."
  27. 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.
  28. 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.”