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1 hr ago | Fife Now

Tributes paid to folk legend Jean

Jean Redpath, born in Edinburgh but raised in Leven, passed away in a hospice in Arizona last Thursday after losing her battle against cancer.


Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Pacific Travel, Edinburgh, New Zealand Travel, Europe Travel, Jean Redpath, Fife County, Scotland,

2 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

Cory Branan, Dead Fingers and Imogen Heap

Cory Branan is a terrific songwriter and expressive singer who makes country music with just enough punk to avoid Nashville's mainstream.


Related Topix: Ian & Sylvia

3 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Bill requiring public access to care facility inspection reports passes Assembly

A bill that would require public access to inspection reports for elderly care facilities in California has been given the green light by the state Assembly, officials announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Assembly, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), San Leandro, CA, Valley Springs, CA, Castro Valley, CA, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Star

A myriad of moods and melodies

Fatema Tuz Zohra, Sumon Chowdhury, Nashid Kamal, Khairul Anam Shakil, Sujit Mustafa, Dalia Nausheen and Sadya Afreen Mallick.


Related Topix: Anam

Park Record

Grammy-nominated guitarist Ottmar Liebert coming to the Egyptian Theatre

Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert will perform two concerts at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend.


Related Topix: Flamenco, Park City, UT

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton Philharmonic announces 2014-15 season

The Binghamton Philharmonic's 2014-15 season includes a mix of old and new music, with some pops favorites, too.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Beethoven, Classical, Symphony, Arts, Ravel, Entertainment

Grantham Journal

St Wulfram's concert will let young talent shine in Grantham

A Student Summer Concert will take place at St Wulfram's church on Sunday featuring some of the town's best young musicians.


Related Topix: John James

Something Else! Reviews

Phil Ochs - Live Again

Phil Ochs, it seems, wrote his own epitaph in "Chords of Fame": God help the troubadour who tries to be a star .


Related Topix: Phil Ochs, Contact, Science Fiction Movies, Drama Movies

The Austin Chronicle

Adam Carroll: Let It Choose You

Hailing from Tyler, Adam Carroll remains one of the best singer-songwriters in his home state.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Savoy, TX, San Antonio, TX, San Marcos, TX, Music, Entertainment

Wall Street Journal

The Gothic Side of Americana

Shovels & Rope's 2012 debut, "O' Be Joyful," was recorded on a boot string. The back of the couple's cramped tour van served as a studio, as did the rented house the husband-and-wife duo shared with a family of chickens and their dog, Townes Van Zandt, named for the late songwriter.


Related Topix: Townes Van Zandt, Charleston, SC


Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda"

It's been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas.


Related Topix: Panama City, FL, Blues, The Last, Punk, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles


The top 5 places to learn ukulele in Toronto

Ukulele in Toronto is a hot pursuit for those inclined toward all things twee. From its early introduction to Hawaii from Portugal to the American Vaudeville and Jazz to today, the ukulele has made its way into modern music.


Related Topix: Canada, Short, Music!, George Harrison, Music, Entertainment

Something Else! Reviews

'Maybe this new album is the end now for me': Led...

Even with a new album set for release, Robert Plant seems to be in an era of endings.


Related Topix: Patty Griffin, Led Zeppelin, Pop/Rock

Morristown Green

Uke New Jersey Too: Holiday guarantees with no strings attached, Aug. 29-30 in Morris Township

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer will perform at Uke New Jersey Too in Morris Township over the 2014 Labor Day weekend.


Related Topix: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Bournemouth Echo

Simply perfect: 10 reasons we loved Purbeck Folk Festival

Such a tremendous range of acts was on offer at Wilkswood Farm it was a shame not to have seen them all.


Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Eddi Reader, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel

Musical feast for folk lovers

The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.


Related Topix: Eddi Reader, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

BBC News

AUDIO: Wizz Jones: Unsung guitar hero

Wizz Jones, a 75-year-old blues guitarist, is playing a concert in North London tonight in the build-up to the Independent Music Awards.


Related Topix: Nick Drake

Tribute acts to play the Mill

"This weekend is a real feast of talent aimed at those who love the music of Paul Weller, Paul Simon and Simon and Garfunkel," said the Mill's programme manager Deborah Clarke.


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

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Celebrate Blues and Beatles LIVE at the Classic Wineseller this Weekend

The Classic Wineseller welcomes Jay Brown on Friday, August 29 at 7pm performing blues, bluegrass, folk, pop, and American roots music.


Related Topix: Boone, NC, Doc Watson, Maggie Valley, NC


Huckleberries ripe for the picking at annual festival

It is the time of year that many head out to the berry patch to harvest the fruit that summer has helped grow.


Related Topix: Huckleberries, Life, Fruits, Food, North America, Canada, World News