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Folk (genre)

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  • 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.

    Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer

    Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer
    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...

    Guitarist Doc Watson dead at 89: A 1-2-3 video primer

     
    Guitarist 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.

    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.