| May 30, 2012
| 6:58 AM
DEEP GAP, N.C -- Doc Watson, the bluegrass music legend from Appalachia who was renowned for his flatpicking and fingerstyle technique on the acoustic guitar, died Tuesday at a hospital in North Carolina, according to Mary Katherine Aldin of Folklore...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
The folk music world is in mourning today with news of Doc Watson's death. The North Carolina guitarist and singer died Tuesday in Winston-Salem. He was 89.
As evidenced by the thousands who make the pilgrimage Wilkesboro, N.C., to attend Watson's...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
String together songs such as “Cortez the Killer,” “Pocahontas,” “Like an Inca,” “Powderfinger,” “Goin’ Home” and others from throughout Neil Young’s career, and...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Long before we learned how to download music from the Internet, people knew how to make music out of whatever raw materials were available. Nowadays, we can reduce, reuse and recycle to make beautiful music from throwaway items like soda pop bottles and...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Conrad Shiba has been playing folk music for more than 40 years, after picking up his first stringed instrument sometime before the age of 14: a ukulele.
“I taught myself to play a ukulele when my uncle left his with me after...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Saturday June 30th, The Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St., Chester, (860) 526-0015.
She has been known by different names, affected an amazing number of different personae, hooked up with varying varieties of musical ensembles....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:33 AM
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been around so long that the group once opened for Jack Benny.
The band also did tours with The Doors and Bill Cosby.
What else? “We actually did a show with Blue Oyster Cult,” said band member Jimmie Fadden....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:00 AM
David Wax Museum
July 12, 7 p.m., free, Ridgefield Concerts in the Park, Ballard Park on Main Street, Ridgefield, (434) 981-4209
For years, David Wax Museum have co-opted the traditional music of our neighbor to the south — Mexico — and...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:06 AM
James Smith, one of the three members of The Spring Standards, has instructions on how to listen to the indie folk-rock band’s newest release, “Yellow//Gold.”
Released on May 1, “Yellow//Gold” is actually a set of two EPs;...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:13 AM
When a group of crabs is placed in a bucket, the crabs will instinctively grab and pull down any crab that tries to climb out of the top to escape.
This type of behavior is a good metaphor for people who attempt to bring down anyone who achieves success,...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Folk music, that most uniquely American art form, takes center stage at the Laguna Playhouse with the world premiere of "Lonesome Traveler," covering four decades of the evolving genre.
Starting with the mid-1920s and ending in 1965 — when Bob...