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  • The Road To Red Rocks

    Mumford & Sons

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 1 hr 21 min

    Mumford and Sons, The Road to Red Rocks consists of official live footage directed and shot by FRED & NiCK at two sold out concerts at the beautiful, majestic, legendary amphitheater set amongst the Red Rocks of Colorado, USA. This Mumford and Sons Live at Red Rocks concert includes exclusive interviews and footage with the band recorded whilst on Gentlemen of the Road touring circuit.

    As a general rule of thumb, we say, Red Rocks concerts are not to be missed, especially a Mumford and Sons concert at Red Rocks. Enjoy!

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  • Water On The Road

    Eddie Vedder

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    Water on the Road, a live-concert film directed by Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Christoph Green features performances from Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder's August 2008 solo tour engagements at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre. The film features a live performance of "You're True" from the Grammy nominated album Ukulele Songs as well as a mix of Pearl Jam catalog, covers and songs from Vedder's critically acclaimed, award-winning solo record, Into The Wild. The film also includes appearances by Liam Finn and EJ Barnes who supported Vedder during his 2008 solo tour.

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  • Live in Montreux

    Suzanne Vega

    Year: 1999

    Runtime: 55 min

    Suzanne Vega broke-through with her eponymous debut album in 1985 in both Europe and America. The album featured the hits Marlene On The Wall and Left Of Center. She hit even greater heights with her second album Solitude Standing, which contained the hits Luka and Toms Diner. In many ways, she opened the way for the rush of female singer-songwriters that followed in the late eighties and early nineties. She continues to have hit albums and to play to packed houses on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • The Other Side of the Mirror

    Bob Dylan

    Year: 1962

    Runtime: 1 hr 49 min

    Dylan’s historic Newport Folk Festival performances from 1963-65 are captured on The Other Side Of The Mirror. Watch his metamorphosis from folk prodigy to rock’s fiercely confrontational poet, as he electrified and inspired an entire nation.

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  • Love for Levon: A Benefit To Save The Barn

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 2 hr 40 min

    It only takes about 200 folks to rattle the rafters during one of the Midnight Rambles at Levon Helm's rustic studio in Woodstock, New York. But it took the 20,000-seat Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to hold his adoring fans for the LOVE FOR LEVON tribute concert on October 3, 2012. Helm, who died the previous April from throat cancer, organized his first Ramble back in 2004. People flocked to these intimate events Levon hosted, joined by an enviable core of Woodstock-based musicians and special guests. You couldn't beat the intimacy or the vibe. The Izod Center concert served as a fund-raiser and pledge to keep the Rambles alive. Dozens of luminaries from rock, soul, and country-artists as diverse as Roger Waters, Mavis Staples, and My Morning Jacket-gathered to pay their collective respects in an incredible final tribute to Levon Helm. This LOVE FOR LEVON extravaganza features 27 songs capped by a full group finale of The Weight, one of Levon's greatest moments on record. On this magical night, everyone felt the outpouring of love toward Levon. That evening, one at a time, or sometimes in pairs, music royalty took turns in the spotlight, performing songs associated with Levon Helm and the Band. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com

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  • Live in Dublin

    Leonard Cohen

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 3 hr 26 min

    Leonard Cohen - Live in Dublin documents a peak performance from the musician's monumental sold out 2012-2013 world tour. Live in Dublin recreates the deep emotional connection that audiences felt so powerfully and critics universally praised with five star reviews during Cohen’s most recent tour.

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  • Newport Folk Festival

    Various Artists

    Year: 1963

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

    Award-winning director Murray Lerner's film Festival! is a cinematic synthesis of four Newport Folk Festivals in which the art of folk music is pictured in transition during its moist crucial years, 1963 - 1966. Featuring Bob Dylan's notorious first electric live performances, which were booed by the acoustic folk purists gathered there.

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  • Live at the Beacon Theatre

    James Taylor

    Year: 1997

    Runtime: 2 hr 8 min

    Recorded Live at the Beacon Theatre in 1998, acclaimed singer-songwriter James Taylor steps up to the microphone and offers a well-polished set drawn from his remarkable recording career, providing a generous selection of songs from his Grammy-winning album “Hourglass” engineered by Frank Filipetti. Featuring 14 classic tracks, including "Fire And Rain", "Wandering", "Your Smiling Face”, “You've Got a Friend” and the uplifting classic “How Sweet It Is”.

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  • How Sweet The Sound

    Joan Baez

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 24 min

    This film, Joan Baez How Sweet the Sound, examines Joan's history as a recording artist and performer as well as her remarkable journey as the conscience of a generation. Featuring interviews with David Crosby, Bob Dylan, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Roger McGuinn, and others, plus conversation between Joan and ex-husband David Harris. Archival material includes footage of Baez's visit to N. Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr. outside a California prison, where he visited Joan, and never-before-seen film of Joan as a teenager performing at Club 47 in Cambridge. Extras include conversations with Baez & Dar Williams, Bill Fegan & Bishop Ernest, Vaclav Havel, and Steve Earle.

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  • Live at Soundstage

    Dar Williams & Gillian Welch

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 57 min

    Watch Welch as she engages her viewers with her uncanny ability to be both soul and folk in the same instant.

    Dar Williams takes the stage and gives a performance that encapsulates her ability to combine sensitivity with not only pathos, but also a sharp wit.

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  • Live At The Troubadour

    Carole King & James Taylor

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 16 min

    James Taylor and Carole King, joined by the same band who played with them when they first appeared at the Troubadour in 1971, re-united to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this legendary Los Angeles club. Taylor, King and the band who became The Section—Danny Kortchmar, Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel— together performed a remarkable set of songs, including all their classics. Don’t miss this extraordinary Troubadour reunion show – the concert that brought two of the world’s greatest singer/songwriters together again.

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  • The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

    Paul Simon and Friends

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 46 min

    In May 2007, the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington DC to honor Simon as the 1st recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Joining Paul on stage in a multicultural tribute were: Marc Anthony, Shawn Colvin, Art Garfunkel, Alison Krauss, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Bob Costas, Jerry Douglas, Stephen Marley, Dixie Hummingbirds, Billy Collins, Buckwheat Zydeco, Yolanda Adams, Jessy Dixon, Dianne Reeves, the Muppets, and Philip Glass. This gala event was captured with 5.1 Surround Sound. Also included are archival performances with George Harrison and Miriam Makeba, plus a tribute to Joe DiMaggio taped at Yankee Stadium.

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  • A Practical Handbook

    The Decemberists

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 1 hr 19 min

    Led by a group dynamic that embraces experimentation even as it celebrates classic pop and folk forms, The Decemberists are firmly established as a completely original happening in the world of contemporary indie rock. This movie captures the band in the midst of their rise to prominence with a live recording of a performance at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2005.

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  • Live at iTunes Festival 2012

    Jake Bugg

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 37 min

    Jake Bugg performs live at iTunes Festival in 2012. The show features performances of his hits “Seen It All,” “Two Fingers” and “Lightning Bolt.”

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  • A Backyard Session with Brett Dennen

    Brett Dennen

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 13 min

    Smoke And Mirrors is an odd title to sketch across the cover of Brett Dennen's 5th album. The tall, laid-back Californian has always brewed a batch of heartfelt, honest songwriting; a quality that seems more at the forefront than ever before. Born in the mountains around his cabin home, the three songs here bring with them a certain rustic ease. I suppose that's just what happens when your writing sessions are bookended by long hikes and cool dips in the lake. But the most obvious quality is just how personal Brett gets here, belting out anthems about staying true to ones' self, reminding us of the danger of overthinking things, or just declaring an anonymous love for someone. No Smoke, No Mirrors...just simple, acoustic honesty in our latest session.

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  • Live In Boulder Theater

    Elephant Revival

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

    This indie acoustic quintet from Nederland Colorado, reveals hidden treasures deep within a vast repertoire of original material. In one show, the quintet can be seen delving into original folk pieces in the realm of traditional ballads, Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, psychedelic old-time, indie rock, rustic Americana, world beat, 40s/50s jazz and an occasional hip-hop feel, amongst other styles. Elephant Revival carries a fresh sense of creativity and inspiration that is felt by people of every generation. Musically and collaboratively the quintet is inspired to spread a message of sustainability while nurturing an awareness of positive change through the pure light intention of their music.

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  • Live in London

    Leonard Cohen

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 2 hr 37 min

    For over four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power - he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises. But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force. Documentaries, awards, tribute albums and the ongoing march of artists eager to record his songs all acknowledge the peerless contribution Cohen has made to what one of his titles aptly calls "The Tower of Song."

    In 2008 Leonard Cohen embarked on his first tour in 15 years. Quickly recognized as musical folklore in the making, 29 of the original dates sold out almost immediately, leaving fans and critics alike hailing the show as a once in a lifetime experience. By popular demand, the Canadian/UK tour was extended and by the end of that year it had reached 84 markets worldwide, selling more than 700,000 tickets. The Live In London release fully captures and recreates the extraordinary show from that tour that earned Cohen more than 80 five-star reviews for his performances.

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  • Rainbow Quest: Judy Collins and Elizabeth Cotten

    Judy Collins And Elizabeth Cotten

    Year: 1964

    Runtime: 1 hr 45 min

    The 1960s saw folk music enter the mainstream, with singers such as Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel sating the public's desire for the genre with some huge-selling records. Judy Collins and Elizabeth Cotten also emerged in this era, and have subsequently enjoyed lengthy careers in the music business. These two concerts were recorded in the 1960s, and highlight the talents of the pair, with Collins even tipping her hat to Dylan with a cover of his "Daddy You've Been On My Mind" in her set. Meanwhile, Cotten performs many of the songs that made her name, including "Wilson Rag" and "Freight Train."

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  • Live at Soundstage

    Nickel Creek And Billy Currington

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 59 min

    Clean-cut Nickel Creek, who are produced by Alison Krauss and recently won their own Grammy, point the direction in which instrumental folk is headed. On this episode, the 20-something trio plays their hit "Smoothie Song," along with the crowd-pleasing "I Should've Known Better." Mandolinist Chris Thile strums with a vengeance to other bluegrass-inspired tunes including "Tom Bombadil," "Reasons Why" and "This Side" while siblings Sara Watkins, on fiddle, and Sean Watkins, on guitar, demonstrate not only versatile musicianship, but also their knack for exceptionally smooth harmonies.

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  • Country Roads: Live in Birmingham

    John Denver

    Year: 1985

    Runtime: 2 hr 2 min

    John Denver is one of the most successful and best loved recording artists of the 20th century. His easy going manner, fine voice, superb songwriting and dedication to environmental issues all combined to build a huge global fanbase that has continued to grow since his untimely death in a plane crash in 1997. Previously available only as part of the Around The World Live boxset this concert from the NEC in Birmingham in 1986 is now available separately for the first time. The show is packed with classic John Denver songs all delivered with his characteristic charm and good humor.

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  • The Concert In Central Park

    Simon & Garfunkel

    Year: 1981

    Runtime: 1 hr 27 min

    What started as a suggestion for Paul Simon to play a concert in New York's Central Park blossomed, on September 19, 1981, as a full-blown Simon and Garfunkel reunion after an 11-year hiatus, and now proves a priceless snapshot of two of America's greatest folk-rock performers. (It's also the rightful bookend to Simon and Garfunkel's acoustic Live from New York City, 1967.)

    Performed with a who's-who of East Coast session aces before a record-setting crowd of half a million fans, The Concert in Central Park finds its stars just shy of their 40th birthdays and very much in their primes, their voices sweet and pure and their playing relaxed, perfectly in tune and in synch. The show features a mix of S&G and solo Simon tunes, including all the songs that appear on the CD, with the addition of a reprise of "Late in the Evening" and the first live performance of Simon's "The Late Great Johnny Ace." This is classic material from start to finish, 87 minutes of unmitigated beauty.

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  • Live at M Studio

    Dawes

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 17 min

    Los Angeles rock quartet Dawes are conformed by a great, American musical tradition. Lurking in the folds of their amplified crunch of guitars, road ready rhythms, and soulful blasts of organ lay stories that are weary and lonesome...the product of a life lived out of a suitcase, traveling between far flung places. Laurel Canyon, Woodstock, Haight-Ashbury... You know these places, you know their significance. What started with bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and The Band lives on in Dawes' snarly riffs and stories. Rock and roll's past colliding with the present in the best way possible

    That's Dawes, that's their live show, that's their latest release Nothing Is Wrong. Here though, in our latest session vid, the band try on something different...something a bit more informal and intimate. With nothing more than their mighty harmonies and an acoustic guitar, the band gives a glimpse into their most private world with three cuts from Nothing Is Wrong, emulating those moments when guitars are pulled out on tour buses, in hotel rooms, or quiet backstage retreats. After all, Dawes are a traveling band, the kind of group that can't go without that pounding pavement rumbling under their tires. The road, after all, is the greatest musical tradition.

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  • Classic Dawg

    David Grisman Quartet

    Year: 1982

    Runtime: 59 min

    Filmed at the infamous Montreal International Jazz Festival, this concert recording from David Grisman and his band was shot in 1983.

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  • Live at the Island 50 Festival

    Cat Stevens

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    For decades, his has been the voice that has carried us through the darkness. One of the most influential and successful singer-songwriters of the last 40 years, Yusuf has provided the perfect salve for a troubled world a beautifully nuanced, warm voice shielding us against harsh, turbulent times bringing songs of truth and hope.

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  • Live And Pickling Fast

    Leon Russell & The New Grass Revival

    Year: 1980

    Runtime: 58 min

    Recorded at the Perkins Palace, California, this concert captures the enormous talent of New Grass Revival. The band revolutionized Bluegrass music, incorporating gospel, reggae, rock and modern jazz into their traditional sound. Leon Russell, the ultimate session musician, collaborated with the New Grass Revival and took the sound to another level, combining his keyboard skills and unique husky voice with the fantastic sounds of the band.

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  • Live in Manchester

    Don Mclean

    Year: 1991

    Runtime: 1 hr 14 min

    Singer/songwriter Don McClean performs a fifteen-song set in Manchester that includes renditions of his signature songs such as "Vincent," "1967," and "American Pie."

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  • Down The Tracks - The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan

    Year: 2008

    Runtime: 1 hr 35 min

    This fascinating documentary tells the story of the music and artists that have influenced Bob Dylan throughout his career. Although his reputation as a songwriter stands supreme, Dylan has often covered tracks from vintage blues, folk and country performers or incorporated elements from them into his own material. "Down the Tracks" explores the lives and work of many of these artists and how Dylan interacted with them through archive performance and interview footage alongside new interviews and documentary material.

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  • Painting With Words And Music

    Joni Mitchell

    Year: 1997

    Runtime: 1 hr

    Joni Mitchell, Canadas queen of folk/pop, performs before an intimate audience on the Warners Lot in Los Angeles, in a specially set up auditorium displaying a gallery of her own paintings. Playing in the round with a small band she delivers tracks from across her career including all her best loved songs.

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  • Give Me The Banjo

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 23 min

    The banjo has been an emblem of American culture for centuries, yet few realize the instrument's complicated, checkered past. Narrated by Steve Martin and featuring such banjo masters as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs and Béla Fleck, GIVE ME THE BANJO goes beyond the stereotypes and delves into the musical odyssey of the banjo, from its African roots to the present day. Brought to the New World by enslaved Africans, the banjo has shaped many American musical forms: the minstrel show, ragtime, and early jazz, old-time folk and the folk revival, as well as blues, bluegrass, country and world music. Packed with great music, this documentary brings together a wide variety of banjo experts - including music historians, instrument-makers, folklorists, and players of all styles - and profiles past greats such as Charlie Poole and Gus Cannon to celebrate the cultural richness of America's quintessential musical instrument.

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  • In Session 2003

    Lucinda Williams

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 17 min

    This exquisite live performances shows Lucinda Williams at her best - rooted in crafted songs tinged with twang, slide, and the gritty soul of her ragged vocals.

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  • Dust and Thunder: Live in South Africa

    Mumford & Sons

    Year: 2017

    Runtime: 1 hr 31 min

    DUST AND THUNDER chronicles the meeting of South Africa with their long-standing favorites, Mumford & Sons. A British band in huge demand, and a country extremely excited to welcome them. With a coachload of their close musical friends brought along for the ride, this exquisitely shot film captures the tour's conclusion with two nights in the beautiful Pretorian outback.

    Airing new songs from Wilder Mind and the Johannesburg mini-album (a collaboration with Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Beatenburg) for the first time, and watching the expansive crowds hollering back the old favorites, DUST AND THUNDER gets to the very heart of what makes Mumford & Sons such a special act, with the stunning beauty of the Pretorian outback as their backdrop.

    Captured with gusto by award-winning live specialist Dick Carruthers, the result is an exciting and emotional document and a truly spectacular concert film that may well go down as their finest.

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