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Category: folk/ragtime

Richard Smith – Pineapple Rag

Richard Smithplays Scott Joplin's "Pineapple Rag" in 2015.

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Caleb Meyer

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings play "Caleb Meyer"at St Luke's in London on August 2, 2004. What a delicious blend of voices and guitars.

Doc Watson – Deep River Blues

Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, & David Grisman play "Deep River Blues"

Norman Blake – Randall Collins

Norman Blake flatpicks "Randall Collins" and "Done Gone" in a 1980 performance with the Rising Fawn String Ensemble

Dave Wilcox – Leave it Like it Is

Fingerstyle: Dave Wilcox plays "Leave it Like it Is."

Chet Atkins – Fingerstyle Guitar Medley

Chet Atkins plays a fingerstyle guitar medley. I thought his swimming pool joke was funny, even if the audience missed it.

Roy Clark – 12th Street Rag

The lightning fingers of Roy Clark play "The 12th Street Rag," 1950s?

Thom Bresh – Double Guitar

Thom Bresh is a master of the Merle Travis, Jerry Reid, and Chet Atkins styles. Here, he performs with his "flip-over" classical/steel-string guitar on the Music City Tonight show (early '90s).

Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel No 1 (T For Texas)

What tribute to the guitar would be complete without mention of Jimmie Rodgers, "the singing brakeman?"

Stefan Grossman – Dallas Rag

A vintage recording of Stefan Grossman playing the Dallas Rag

Roy Book Binder – Rag Mama

Roy Book Binder offers a slice of his Americana ragtime and blues.

Doc Watson – Deep River Blues

Doc Watson was an icon of American folk music and a formidable player.

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