1. Bob Dylan Flies Solo Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan Flies Solo 14 songs 1:04:06 The most influential singer-songwriter of the last 50 years turns 76 today. Hear him perform "Just Like a Woman" and other classics in this acoustic set.
  2. An Arlo Guthrie Milestone Folk & Bluegrass: An Arlo Guthrie Milestone Newport Folk Festival Jul 26, 1968 The singer-songwriter and satirist turns 70 today. Hear him as a 21-year-old performing his father Woody's "Swimmy Swim" at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
  3. Richie Havens at the Bottom Line Folk & Bluegrass: Richie Havens at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Sep 12, 1976 The Woodstock icon covers the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun," Frank Sinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year" and James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" in this 1978 set.
  4. Dave Van Ronk Salutes Joni Mitchell Folk & Bluegrass: Dave Van Ronk Salutes Joni Mitchell Windham College Dec 2, 1972 The "Mayor of MacDougal Street," who was born on this day in 1936, plays Mitchell's "Urge for Going," "River" and "Both Sides Now" in this 1972 set.
  5. Earl Scruggs at Amazingrace Folk & Bluegrass: Earl Scruggs at Amazingrace Amazingrace May 26, 1972 The bluegrass pioneer is joined by his sons on his signature "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and a cover of the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" in this 1972 set.
  6. Clifton Chenier in New Orleans Folk & Bluegrass: Clifton Chenier in New Orleans Beauregard Square Apr 23, 1970 The zydeco king, born on this day in 1925, plays a Creole version of Louis Jordan's 1949 hit "Let the Good Times Roll" ("Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler").
  7. Ralph Stanley In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass: Ralph Stanley In Memoriam Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 The bluegrass icon died on this day last year. Hear him play "Man of Constant Sorrow," "Sally Goodin'" and "How Mountain Girls Can Love" at Newport '68.
  8. Femi Kuti's Infectious Grooves Folk & Bluegrass: Femi Kuti's Infectious Grooves Big Orange Studios Aug 25, 2011 The son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti turns 55 today. Hear him perform tunes from Africa for Africa in this dynamic 2011 studio session from Austin.
  9. John Hartford at Newport, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Newport, 1969 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 The multi-instrumentalist, composer and witty lyricist, who died on this day in 2011, plays "The Category Stomp" and "The Poor Old Prurient Interest Blues."
  10. Brandi Carlile at the Paste Offices Folk & Bluegrass: Brandi Carlile at the Paste Offices Paste Magazine Offices Jan 5, 2010 The singer-songwriter, who turns 36 today, applies her arresting vocals to tunes from her albums The Story and Give Up The Ghost in this 2010 session.
  11. Jewel at Woodstock, 1999 Folk & Bluegrass: Jewel at Woodstock, 1999 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 25, 1999 The singer-songwriter, who turns 43 today, performs solo renditions of "Near You Always," "You Were Meant for Me" and other tunes from Pieces of You.
  12. Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Reunited Folk & Bluegrass: Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Reunited Madison Square Garden Dec 8, 1975 The two folk icons blend voices on "Never Let Me Go” at Madison Square Garden during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975.
  13. A Bob Dylan Milestone Folk & Bluegrass: A Bob Dylan Milestone 22 songs 2:10:12 On April 11, 1961, the aspiring folkie from Hibbing played his first gig at in New York's Greenwich Village. Celebrate his enduring influence with this playlist of covers.
  14. Robbie Basho at Amazingrace, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Robbie Basho at Amazingrace, 1973 Amazingrace Feb 2, 1973 The steel string acoustic guitar virtuoso plays "Redwood Ramble," "Orphan's Lament" and premieres his "Green River Suite" in this solo set.
  1. A Joan Baez Milestone Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan Baez Milestone Cumberland County Civic Center Jul 3, 1982 Celebrate the iconic '60s folk singer, who turned 75 this week, with a performance featuring "Diamonds and Rust" and Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.”
  2. A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 The folk singer-songwriter (aka Huddie Ledbetter) died on this day in 1949. Hear Pete Seeger lead an all-star group on several of his tunes.
  3. 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."
  4. Pentangle's Baroque Folk Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 The eclectic quintet, featuring guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, blends early British folk music with jazz, rock and blues in a 1970 set.
  5. Ollabelle's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass: Ollabelle's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Dec 23, 2011 The rootsy New York-based band (minus mandolinist-singer Amy Helm) plays a beguiling "Swanee River" and a mellowing "Raining in My Mind."
  6. John Denver In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass: John Denver In Memoriam Ethel Kennedy Residence Aug 29, 1972 The singer-songwriter, who died in a plane crash on this day in 1997, performs his signature "Rocky Mountain High" in a benefit from 1972.
  7. A Salute to Woody Guthrie Folk & Bluegrass: A Salute to Woody Guthrie Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 The Dust Bowl Troubadour died on this day in 1967 at age 55. Hear his son Arlo, Pete Seeger and other folk artists pay tribute at Newport '68.
  8. Don McLean's Solo Musings Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean's Solo Musings Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 The singer-songwriter, who turns 71 today, performs his popular opus "American Pie" and his evocative "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" in 1977.
  9. 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").
  10. R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Folk & Bluegrass: R.I.P. Buckwheat Zydeco Tramps Feb 24, 1996 The Louisiana roots music ambassador (aka Stanley Dural Jr.) died over the weekend at 68. Hear him play "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Marie Marie."
  11. Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Folk & Bluegrass: Ani DiFranco at Black Oak Ranch, '96 Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1996 Singer-songwriter and Righteous Babe exec turns 46 today. Hear her play tunes from Not a Pretty Girl and cover Prince's "When Doves Cry."
  12. King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996 The Nigerian juju music master turns 70 today. Hear him lead his African Beats on this infectious two-hour set from Tramps in 1996.
  13. 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.