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Folk (genre)

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Top Folk (genre) Articles

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  • Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...
  • Life Out Here: Bob Dylan is a national treasure

    Life Out Here: Bob Dylan is a national treasure
    COSTA MESA — My friend the late Jiggs Thompson was a South Carolina gentleman and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. The only cross words we ever had were over Bob Dylan. “Bob Dylan is terrible,” Jiggs said. “Bob...
  • On Theater: 'Traveler' is history lesson in folk music

    Folk music, that most uniquely American art form, takes center stage at the Laguna Playhouse with the world premiere of "Lonesome Traveler," covering four decades of the evolving genre. Starting with the mid-1920s and ending in 1965 — when Bob...
  • Our Laguna: 'Lonesome' gala is anything but

    "Lonesome Traveler" had plenty of company Saturday at the Laguna Playhouse gala opening. The Rubicon Theatre Co.'s ode to American folk music had the sold-out audience spontaneously singing along and the enthusiasm didn't end when the curtain came down....
  • El Sereno instrument-maker carves out a niche

    El Sereno instrument-maker carves out a niche
    Cesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess. Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...
  • Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats

    Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats
    Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and...
  • Gerald McCabe dies at 82; founder of folk music venue McCabe's Guitar Shop

    Gerald McCabe dies at 82; founder of folk music venue McCabe's Guitar Shop
    Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe’s Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82....
  • Davey Graham dies at 68; trailblazing British guitarist

    Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68. Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
  • Jerry Wexler talks about Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" sessions (YouTube)

    Jerry Wexler talks about Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" sessions (YouTube)
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • PASSINGS

    Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Expert on the music of India Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, 81, the founding chairman and professor emeritus of UCLA's department of ethnomusicology, died June 20 of lung cancer at his home in Van Nuys, according to the university. With his...
  • Travis Edmonson dies at 76; half of folk duo Bud & Travis

    Travis Edmonson, a singer-songwriter who as part of the duo Bud & Travis influenced other folk musicians and helped expand the audience for Spanish-language songs, has died. He was 76. Edmonson, who had Parkinson's disease and other illnesses, died...