Story | May 30, 2012
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Story | Sep 28, 2012 | 3:23 PMThe 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.
Story | Mar 1, 2012 | 4:35 PM
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...
Story | May 30, 2012 | 4:36 PM
Doc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation.
Story | May 7, 2012 | 4:37 PM
On a night in which the moon was 14% bigger than usual, in a room the size of a church basement at McCabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica, Kurt Wagner, singer, songwriter, guitarist, visual artist and longtime leader of Nashville...