| Sep 12, 2010
Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84.
Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died...
| Mar 1, 2011
Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's former girlfriend in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, who appeared walking arm-in-arm with him on the iconic cover of his album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," has died. She was 67.
Rotolo, who played a role in the young...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 8:36 AM
These days, there's a good chance that a young mom or dad will point at Peter Yarrow and tell the kids, “That's Puff the magic dragon's daddy.”
Maybe, even, granddaddy. It's been nearly half a century since Peter, Paul and Mary, the now famed...
| Oct 6, 2011
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67.
Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:06 PM
The Handsome Family
$17-20, 7 p.m., June 23, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Supposing you had only heard about the story behind the Handsome Family's formation — never an actual note — it'd be fair to...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:17 AM
If you attended an alternative school where your music teachers were a bunch of aging hippies who taught you to sing old Elizabethan murder ballads and haunting Appalachian folk songs and to play baroque recorder music, and if your dad and uncle were...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:52 AM
We asked several people:
'Do you think there are more opportunities today to explore life after 55 compared to past generations?'
Here's what they had to say:
Stephen R. Bixler, 55, Chicago "To a large extent, the Internet has helped a lot of older...
| Aug 14, 2011
An eclectic group will assemble onstage Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl to riff on the work of Joni Mitchell. Oddly, one thing many of these artists — who range from jazz to folk to indie rock — have in common is that they arrived late...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 10:39 AM
All hurricanes have names, but this one has its own theme song, and a great one at that. "Goodnight, Irene" is a classic American folk song credited to Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter. In the 1950s, the song became a No. 1 hit for The Weavers and has since...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Folk music is an increasingly elastic genre. Punk rockers, indie kids and jazz heads all have been making acoustic music that could fall under that category. Richmond's A Good Natured Riot is one of the bands that's been stretching the style.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Anna Liffeys, 17 Whitney Ave., 203-773-1776, annaliffeys.com. An Irish pub that serves great food, and has recently expanded its live music offerings.
Bank Street Café, 637 Bank St., New London, 860-444-1444. New London-area rock ‘n’ roll,...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Louie Perez and David Hidalgo have been writing songs together for 40 years, providing the backbone for Los Lobos albums and a couple of Latin Playboy projects. Their tunes have been covered by artists ranging from Robert Plant and Pop Staples to Phish...