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Folk (genre)

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  • Today's music pick: New LA Folk Festival's Murder Ballads

     
    The New LA Folk Festival explores the sinister side of folk music with an evening devoted to the dark tradition of murder ballads. Local acts as well as bands passing through L.A. on tour will be featured, along with some surprise “folk for a dayâ€...
  • Linda Perhacs, L.A. Ladies Choir and more perform at the New L.A. Folk Festival

     
    The reliable story about L.A. folk music is that it emerged in the ‘60s 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......
  • Music review: L.A. Master Chorale's folk music program at Disney Hall

     
    Grant Gershon’s 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......
  • Album review: 'Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein'

     
    Once upon a time, there lived a crazily talented man named Shel Silverstein, known for his bald head, bushy beard and large, wild eyes — perceptive tools with which he surveyed the world and then turned what he saw into......
  • The Tallest Man on Earth picks five of his favorite songs, plays First Fridays

     
    Let’s 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......
  • Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed

    Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed
    Alan Lomax The Man Who Recorded the World John Szwed Viking: 438 pp., $29.95 Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
  • Hollywood Bowl concert focuses on Joni Mitchell's jazz side

    Hollywood Bowl concert focuses on Joni Mitchell's jazz side
    An eclectic group will assemble onstage Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl to riff on the work of Joni Mitchell. Oddly, one thing many of these artists — who range from jazz to folk to indie rock — have in common is that they arrived late...
  • Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'

    Rob Young's 'Electric Eden'
    Rob Young's "Electric Eden" is a rich, overgrown garden of a book. Subtitled "Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music," its ostensible purpose is to chronicle the late 1960s/early 1970s heyday of British folk rock: artists such as Fairport Convention, Nick...
  • El Sereno instrument-maker carves out a niche

    El Sereno instrument-maker carves out a niche
    Cesar Augusto Castro Gonzalez found his calling when he went looking for a buddy to play some soccer during recess. Castro was attending middle school in the Mexican coastal city of Veracruz and was told he could find his friend, Omar, at a workshop...
  • Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats

    Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats
    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...
  • Gerald McCabe dies at 82; founder of folk music venue McCabe's Guitar Shop

    Gerald McCabe dies at 82; founder of folk music venue McCabe's Guitar Shop
    Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe’s Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82....