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52 min ago | Bay Guardian

Diamonds on the soles of their shoes: Bay Area artists start a dance...

For Paul Simon's 1986 hit album Graceland , both its production and its long-time success moved across boundaries of space, time, and genre.


Related Topix: Paul Simon, Pop/Rock, World News, South Africa, Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Theater, Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

People's Light & Theatre to Stage Woody Sez, 5/7-25

People's Light & Theatre presents Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie running May 7-25 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Malvern, PA, Activism, West End (Washington, DC)

Lexington Herald-Leader

Critic's pick: Emmylou Harris, 'Wrecking Ball - Deluxe Edition'

It's hard to fathom that two decades have passed since Emmylou Harris recast her already regal Americana expertise within the otherworldly ambience that Daniel Lanois designed for the extraordinary album Wrecking Ball .


Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Country, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Larry Mullen Jr., Pop/Rock, U2

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Kramer makes court appearance

UNDATED State Representative Bill Kramer is free on a signature bond, after making his first court appearance on two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Muskego, WI, Assembly

The Miami Herald

Jesse Winchester was revered by other songwriters, if not the general public

It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series "Spectacle" on the Sundance Channel a few years ago.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Patti Page, Pop/Rock, bladder cancer, Health, Country, The Mavericks

Ledbury Reporter

ACCUSED: Veteran folk singer Roy Harper is facing sex charges.

Folk singer Roy Harper has had the date of his plea hearing at Worcester Crown Court put back until next month.


Related Topix: Roy Harper

Hispanic Business

Stillwater: Folk singer Greg Brown to headline Log Jam festival

"It's definitely a conscious decision on our part to have more regional music, and we felt that Greg was a good fit for the direction that we were taking our festival," said festival organizer to issue his first two albums and named it after the red house he was living in.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

MUSIC: Goodnight, Pete: Folk Fest hosts sing-a-long tribute to Pete Seeger

Play strong, play Seeger: The late folk legend Pete Seeger will be honored with a sing-a-long at the Brooklyn Folk Festival on April 20. This year's Brooklyn Folk Festival will host a salute to Pete Seeger, the New York City troubadour who died at the age of 94 earlier this year.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger

The Olympian

Folk singers to perform Pete Seeger tribute concert in Olympia on Wednesday

When folk music icon Pete Seeger died in January, he left behind a legacy that was as large as it was multi-faceted.


Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Pete Seeger

The Austin Chronicle

Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Dies

Folk lovers around the globe received sorry, start-of-the-week news when the San Antonio Express-News reported that Rod Kennedy , founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, passed away this morning in Kerrville.


Related Topix: Kerrville, TX, Peter, Paul & Mary, Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment


Cloud Nothings and Ryley Walker played Music Hall of Williamsburg...

Cloud Nothings brought their tour with Ryley Walker in support of this year's fantastic Here and Nowhere Else to Music Hall of Williamsburg last night for their first of two sold-out NYC shows.


Related Topix: John Renbourn

Folk music's never-ending moment in the sun

Played by Oscar Isaac, Llewyn Davis's set-closer is, "It was never new and it never gets old, it's a folk song."


Related Topix: Oscar Isaac, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock, The Shirelles, The Kingston Trio, Hard Rain, Music!


British duo excel at spooky folk pop and Beyonce-esque ballads

That T Bone Burnett didn't include a tune from the fourth album by Smoke Fairies on soundtrack for recent freaky detective TV programme True Detective is a crying shame, because British spook-folk duo Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire are at their unsettling and atmospheric best here.


April and pollen count ... still off the charts

Welcome to another week of Nashville 's heART! Whether you are itching to get out and see some creativity this week or your eyes and throat are simply itching because of the pollen count, you are in luck this week in Nashville.


Related Topix: Gillian Welch

The Huffington Post

Jesse Winchester Dead: Songwriter Dies At Age 69

Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, The Band, Pop/Rock, Comedy Movies, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Crime Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Comedy, Seinfeld, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Metal, Gwar

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Star

Album Reviews: Paolo Nutini, The Vamps and Ian Anderson

The quartet's solid debut shows what great musicians they are, even if some of the songs sound a little too alike.


Related Topix: Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel

Jerusalem Post

David Broza 'parts the Red Sea' with Israeli- Palestinian camaraderie

The musical legend's risk-taking paid off on his eclectic 'East Jerusalem/ West Jerusalem' album, a collaboration with Palestinians.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East,

The Winnipeg Free Press

The 4D's previous incarnation as Jack's Place.

IN 1958, the Kingston Trio's recording of the 19th-century folk ballad Tom Dooley topped the pop charts, selling more than six million copies and inaugurating a folk music boom.


Related Topix: The Kingston Trio, Canada, Drink, Coffee, Dimension, Jazz

Milngavie Today

Heidi's set for folk club date

Heidi Talbot's latest album 'Angels Without Wings' has picked up a host of glowing reviews since it was released last year.


Related Topix: Cherish the Ladies

Larne Today

Beggs warns A 68m health cut 'could cost lives'

Roy Beggs MLA, the Ulster Unionist Health spokesperson, has expressed concerns at suggestions to reduce the Health budget by 68m during this financial year.


Related Topix: Assembly, Nursing, Medicine