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  • One man's hell

    The archetype that governs the life stories of successful musicians, country and bluegrass legends in particular, involves one or more of the following elements: violent father; music career to escape a life picking cotton or mining coal; early mentor/huckster who undeservedly lists himself as co-author of songs to share in royalties. There have been so many variations on this theme that a fresh take would seem impossible.
  • Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer

    Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer
    In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...

    Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph

    Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph
    Van Hunt, who is back with a terrific new album that he will showcase Friday at Schubas, is trying to be philosophical about one of the worst periods of his life. In 2008, the acclaimed, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was preparing to release his...

    Sellersville Theater to have Entertainer of the Year perform Saturday

     
    Sellersville Theater 1894 will have a newly chosen Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year playing there on Saturday. Bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs, who with his band Kentucky Thunder will play shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m....

    Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 set for March 4 in New York City

     
    Secret Policeman's Ball on Sunday, March 4, in New York City will bring comedians and pop music acts together to generate funds for Amnesty International. The latest Secret Policeman's Ball show is part of 50th anniversary celebration activities by the...