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Folk (genre)

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  • Richie Hayward dies at 64; Little Feat drummer, founding member

    Richie Hayward dies at 64; Little Feat drummer, founding member
    Richie Hayward, the drummer and a founding member of Little Feat, a celebrated rock band that arrived on the music scene in Los Angeles with its distinctively eclectic sound in the early 1970s, has died. He was 64. -------------------- For the record:...
  • Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist

    Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist
    Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75. Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
  • Susan Reed dies at 84; singer and harpist-zitherist

    Susan Reed dies at 84; singer and harpist-zitherist
    Susan Reed, a singer and harpist-zitherist who was a star of the post- World War II folk music scene, died Sunday. She was 84. Reed died of natural causes at a nursing home in Greenport, N.Y., said publicist Dale Olson. By age 19, Reed was such a...
  • Dave Fisher dies at 69; founding member and lead singer of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen

    Dave Fisher dies at 69; founding member and lead singer of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen
    Dave Fisher, founding member and lead singer of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen, whose recording of the Civil War anti-slavery song "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" became a surprise pop hit in 1962, has died. He was 69. Fisher died Friday at his...
  • Irwin Silber dies at 84; editor of folk journal Sing Out!

    Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84. Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Pete Seeger sings 'Forever Young' for 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's debut

     
    A 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...
  • Protest songs with Emily Lacy at Machine Project

     
    With local folk artist Emily Lacy and musician Daniel Brummel, Machine Project will be hosting an evening of protest songs from all eras, some of them rejiggered to fit the times, a flexibility embedded in the fabric of folk music....
  • Lucinda Williams on discovering Bob Dylan: 'This is what I want to do'

     
    Lucinda 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....
  • Grammys 2012: Fleet Foxes has foot in folk past, ear for today

     
    Nominated 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....