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Folk (genre)

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  • All together now

    You know a nation is in trouble when the worst epithet its citizens can hurl at each other is the title of a folk song: "Kumbaya," an African American spiritual whose name (and chorus) translates from the Gullah dialect as "come by here."
  • Live: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Royce Hall

     
    The Carolina Chocolate Drops performed at Royce Hall on Friday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there.

    Alan Jackson, Beach Boys, Neil Young chart with top 10 debuts

     
    Adele'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.

    An appreciation: Doc Watson, flatpicker, song stylist, messenger

     
    Doc 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.

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse reunite for 'Americana' due June 5

     
    Neil 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.