| Aug 6, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The reliable story about L.A. folk music is that it emerged in the â60s from the eucalyptus-scented mists of Laurel Canyon, its core members and hangers-on outfitted in belt-grazing beards and flowing white dresses. And while the small but passionate......
| May 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Grant Gershonâs term at the head of the Los Angeles Master Chorale has been mostly noted for his expansion into new music, in parallel to what has been going on at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He knows it, saying he......
| Jun 7, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Once upon a time, there lived a crazily talented man named Shel Silverstein, known for his bald head, bushy beard and large, wild eyes â perceptive tools with which he surveyed the world and then turned what he saw into......
| May 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Letâs just get it out of the way. The Tallest Man on Earth, the nom de folk of Kristian Matsson, sounds eerily like early Bob Dylan. The pre-Newport, pre-electric Bobby D, with a head haunted by crooked streets and expensive......
| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:55 PM
Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and...
| May 1, 2010
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...
| May 13, 2010
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...
| Apr 11, 2011
Gil Robbins, a musician and actor who was a member of the 1960s folk group the Highwaymen, died Tuesday at his home in Mexico, said his son, actor-director Tim Robbins. He was 80 and had prostate cancer.
"He was very charming, open and funny," Tim...
| Apr 30, 2011
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.,...
| Dec 28, 2010
Folk singer Rusty McNeil was willing to take her husband-and-wife act on the road in the early 1970s, but the mother of five had one stipulation: "Family had to come first."
So the McNeils converted a retired 1949 school bus into a home on wheels that...
| Aug 14, 2010
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:...