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Bluegrass (genre)

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  • Earl Scruggs: Remembering a bluegrass and American music legend

     
    Remembering bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, who died on Wednesday at age 88. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explores the legendary American musician's influence....
  • Steve Martin to score Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

     
    The actor-author-musician Steve Martin has been tapped to compose original folk-style music for the Shakespeare in the Park production of “As You Like It,” at the Delacorte Theater June 5 to 30....
  • Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan

    Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan
    Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...
  • Pop music review: Earl Scruggs lets his banjo do the talking

     
    The 87-year-old bluegrass pioneer lets his still-impressive banjo skills (and son Gary) do the talking for him in a solid if almost rote performance. Country music deifies its elders but not always for what they have left to give. Saturday......
  • Wade Mainer dies at 104; 'grandfather of bluegrass'

    Wade Mainer dies at 104; 'grandfather of bluegrass'
    Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers. As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on...
  • Stagecoach: David Serby, Stealing Angels, the Cleverlys, Lukas Nelson bring twang to the desert

     
    "You'll hear plenty of rock 'n' roll later today, trust me," Southland alt-country musician David Serby announced during his festival-opening set Saturday at the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio. That was his rationale for ambitiously diving...
  • Stagecoach: It's a frequent-riders program

    Stagecoach: It's a frequent-riders program
    Country music fans may well experience déjà vu in the desert for the 2011 Stagecoach festival. All this year's headliners are making return appearances, with Kenny Chesney topping a Stagecoach bill for the third time come Saturday. "We'd have him every...
  • Inside the banjo players' studio: Ed Helms and Steve Martin talk frailing, fingering and timing

     
    This Sunday, Steve Martin headlines the final night of the Bluegrass Situation, a four-night festival curated by fellow actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Ed Helms. If it’s anything like the concert Martin did at the same festival last year, you........
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
  • Grammy Awards: Dierks Bentley's hootenanny includes Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Dan Auerbach of Black Keys

     
    Nashville moved west Saturday night to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, where Dierks Bentley hosted a freewheeling pre-Grammy hootenanny studded with stars from throughout the country-music firmament. “I’d just like to say that there’s never been a...
  • Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer

    Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer
    Charlie Louvin, the country singer whose scintillating harmonizing with his brother Ira created a distinctive template for duet singing that strongly influenced the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Byrds and successive generations of singers including...