1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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. 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."
  12. 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."
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  1. Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Folk & Bluegrass: Steve Goodman's Sardonic Ditties Bottom Line Mar 30, 1977 The singer-songwriter with a biting sense of humor died on this day in 1984. Hear his "Banana Republic" and "Chicken Cordon Blues" in 1977.
  2. Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Folk & Bluegrass: Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Together Capitol Theatre 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.
  3. David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Folk & Bluegrass: David Bromberg at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace Jan 25, 1973 The bluegrass guitar picker-singer and blues scholar plays "Sitting On Top of the World," "Man of Constant Sorrow" and other acoustic gems.
  4. Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Folk & Bluegrass: Bela Fleck & the Flectones at Maxx's Maxx's on Broadway 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.
  5. Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Genius Folk & Bluegrass: Leo Kottke's 6- and 12-String Genius Palace Theater Waterbury May 19, 1973 The acoustic guitar virtuoso, who turns 71 today, showcases his incredible facility on "Bean Time," "June Bug" and "Busted Bicycle" in '73.
  6. Bill Monroe In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe In Memoriam Ash Grove May 19, 1967 The mandolinist-singer, who died on this day in 1996, leads his Bluegrass Boys on "Mule Skinner Blues" and "John Hardy" in this '67 set.
  7. Marion Williams' Majestic Voice Folk & Bluegrass: Marion Williams' Majestic Voice Carnegie Hall Jun 28, 1975 The gospel singer, born on this day in 1927, shows her remarkable range and chilling emotional depth on this '75 set from Carnegie Hall.
  8. John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: John Hartford at Amagingrace, 1974 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 The solo troubadour shifts from banjo to guitar to fiddle on engaging ditties like "Electric Washing Machine" and "The Category Stomp."
  9. Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass: Tori Amos' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Dec 10, 2009 The singer-songwriter, who turns 53 today, performs "Lady in Blue," "Ophelia" and other tunes from Abnormally Attracted to Sin in 2012.
  10. Bruce Cockburn's Central American Muse Folk & Bluegrass: Bruce Cockburn's Central American Muse Park West Nov 2, 1984 The Canadian singer-songwriter plays the politically-charged "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" and other tunes from Stealing Fire in this 1984 set.
  11. Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 16, 1963 The Brooklyn-born troubadour, who turns 85 today, performs Woody Guthrie's "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" and "Match Box Blues" in this '63 set.
  12. Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Folk & Bluegrass: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys Ash Grove May 20, 1967 The Kentucky-born mandolinist, singer, and bluegrass pioneer performs "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy" and "Y'all Come" in this '67 set.
  13. 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.