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As much new music as was released in 2012, a large volume also came from the vaults, dredged up to be remarketed and reexamined. Below are 10 historical recordings -- a combination of reissues and/or archival releases -- that brought to the surface old...
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
Pop & HissAdele's '21' is back at No. 1, while new albums from Alan Jackson, the Beach Boys and Neil Young follow in the Top 5. The Beach Boys and Neil Young have their highest chart numbers since the 1970s....
Pop & HissGuitarist Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, leaves an extensive legacy that documents his wide-reaching influence in the world of guitar playing and folk music. Here are three video examples of his artistry in different settings....
Pop & HissDoc 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....
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958. By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
Sean Bonniwell, lead singer and songwriter of the Music Machine, a 1960s Los Angeles band regarded as one of the most original of the garage-punk era, has died. He was 71. Bonniwell died Dec. 20 of lung cancer at a medical center in Visalia, Calif., said...
Pop & HissLucinda Williams pays tribute to Bob Dylan on the 'Chimes of Freedom' album benefiting Amnesty International. More than 80 artists have recorded Bob Dylan songs for the album being released Jan. 24....
Pop & HissNominated for contemporary folk album for ‘Helplessness Blues,’ Fleet Foxes is just happy to be part of the group with its classic American sound and contemporary influences....
Pop & HissA new video for Pete Seeger's recording of Bob Dylan's song "Forever Young" will be released Monday, March 19 exactly on the 50th anniversary of the release of Dylan's debut album. Pete Seeger could become the oldest person, at 92, to place a new...
Pop & HissNeil Young and Crazy Horse reunite for 'Americana,' a folk-rock collection due June 5. Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Neil Young explores American folk music tradition in his first album with Crazy Horse in nine years....
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