1. Marc Anthony at Madison Square Gaden Folk & Bluegrass: Marc Anthony at Madison Square Gaden Madison Square Garden Feb 9, 2000 The salsa singer, who turns 53 today, performs "That's OK," "I Need to Know," "Remember Me" and others from his self-titled first English album from 2000.
  2. Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Brilliance Palace Theater Waterbury May 19, 1973 The fingerstyle acoustic guitar master turns 72 today. Hear him play his "Vaseline Machine Gun" and "Busted Bicycle" and cover The Byrds' "Eight Miles High" in 1973.
  3. Bill Monroe at Ash Grove, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe at Ash Grove, 1967 Ash Grove May 19, 1967 The bluegrass icon, who died on this day in 1996, leads his Bluegrass Boys on "Mule Skinner Blues," "John Hardy" and "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again."
  4. Loudon Wainwright III's Wry Ditties Folk & Bluegrass: Loudon Wainwright III's Wry Ditties Bottom Line Apr 7, 1978 The humorous troubadour, who turns 71 today, plays solo versions of "Golfin' Blues," "I Am The Way (New York Town)" and "The Man Who Couldn't Cry" in 1978.
  5. 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.
  6. Del McCoury Band at Tramps, 1998 Folk & Bluegrass: Del McCoury Band at Tramps, 1998 Tramps Mar 13, 1998 The bluegrass icon leads his band of superb pickers on mountain music staples like "Back Up and Push," "Loneliness and Desperation" and "Cotton Eyed Joe."
  7. A David Crosby Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A David Crosby Playlist 23 songs 2:38:25 The singer-songwriter, who will be touring this Fall in support of his latest album, Sky Trails, turns 76 today. Hear him perform solo, with CPR and with CSN&Y.
  8. Remembering Dan Fogelberg Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Dan Fogelberg Capitol Theatre Mar 20, 1976 The singer-songwriter, who would've turned 66 today, performs "Old Tennessee," "Comes and Goes" and other tunes from Captured Angel in this 1976 set.
  9. CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: CSN&Y at the Fillmore East, 1970 Fillmore East Jun 4, 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young blend heavenly harmonies on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Love the One You're With" and "Only Love Can Break Your Heart."
  10. A Joan & Bob Playlist Folk & Bluegrass: A Joan & Bob Playlist 10 songs 37:10 Joan Baez and Bob Dylan blend harmony vocals on "Never Let Me Go," "Mama, You've Been On My Mind" and others on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975.
  11. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott Keeps Rollin' On Black Oak Ranch Sep 6, 1998 The Brooklyn-born folk singer and Woody Guthrie disciple turns 86 today. Hear him play "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Friend of the Devil" in this 1998 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. Angelique Kidjo at Newport, 2006 Folk & Bluegrass: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, 2006 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 The dynamic singer from Benin, Africa, who turns 57 today, performs tunes from her album Black Ivory Soul and covers Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."
  14. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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").
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.