| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Satan Is Real
The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer
For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:16 AM
When John Jorgenson, a laid-back, soft-spoken Californian who lives in Nashville, picks up a guitar, he can chicken pick, string together long, staccato Gypsy Jazz lines or rack up chorus after face-melting chorus of rock and blues licks like few other...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Guitar-strumming troubadours aren't rare birds. They're commonly sighted across Hampton Roads. But two of them landing in the region this month stand out from the flock.
Steve Forbert, the songwriter best known for his 1980 hit "Romeo's Tune," will...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Did you ever hear an artist online and say 'yeah I like this'. Then you see them live and they blow you away so you buy the new album, take it home and realize that it's even better than when you first heard it online? Me too and one of those artists is...
| Sep 16, 2012
Emmylou Harris has mastered the art of gazing in two directions at once.
Like any great country singer, the 65-year-old musician and 10-time Grammy award winner looks to the past with a sense of bittersweet yearning. On "The Road," the first track of...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Kitty Wells, the long-reigning “Queen of Country Music” and the first woman to reach No. 1 on the country chart with her attitude-changing hit “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” died Monday at age 92 of complications...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:29 AM
"I hope the president will forgive me if I do this one," says Sir Paul McCartney as he launches into a lovely rendition of "Michelle." As McCartney croons, President Barack Obama sings quietly to his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, who is beaming at...
| Apr 30, 2009
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
| May 8, 2007
INDIO — "Do you guys out here like the real, hard-core, traditional bluegrass music?" Jamie Dailey, of the fast-picking band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, inquired Sunday afternoon at the Stagecoach Festival here. Those gathered at his feet roared...
| May 3, 2007
PROMOTERS of this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio have cast their lasso far and wide to rope in a variety of talent to create an event showcasing the stylistic range and artistic ambition of all that can be considered country music today.
| Sep 19, 2010
WOODSIDE, Calif. —It's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise."
Sitting on an enclosed...
| Mar 20, 2008
The raffle was over, the drinks were flowing and the gray-haired crowd at VFW Post 9399 was in a mood to party when David Serby approached the stage.
A lanky South Pasadena singer-songwriter, Serby had been asked to sit in with the aging house band and...