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Folk (genre)

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  • Davey Graham dies at 68; trailblazing British guitarist

    Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68. Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
  • Jerry Wexler talks about Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" sessions (YouTube)

    Jerry Wexler talks about Bob Dylan's "Slow Train Coming" sessions (YouTube)
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • PASSINGS

    Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Expert on the music of India Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, 81, the founding chairman and professor emeritus of UCLA's department of ethnomusicology, died June 20 of lung cancer at his home in Van Nuys, according to the university. With his...
  • Travis Edmonson dies at 76; half of folk duo Bud & Travis

    Travis Edmonson, a singer-songwriter who as part of the duo Bud & Travis influenced other folk musicians and helped expand the audience for Spanish-language songs, has died. He was 76. Edmonson, who had Parkinson's disease and other illnesses, died...
  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • Mercedes Sosa dies at 74; Argentine folk singer

    Mercedes Sosa dies at 74; Argentine folk singer
    Mercedes Sosa, an Argentine singer who emerged as an electrifying voice of conscience throughout Latin America for songs that championed social justice in the face of government repression, died Sunday at a medical clinic in Buenos Aires. She was 74 and...
  • 'Banjo Fred' Starner dies at 72; folk singer documented hobo music and culture

    'Banjo Fred' Starner dies at 72; folk singer documented hobo music and culture
    'Banjo Fred" Starner, an economics professor and banjo-playing folk singer who documented hobo music and culture, has died. He was 72. Starner, of Winnetka, died Oct. 25 at a West Hills rehabilitation facility of complications from pneumonia and the...
  • Sam Hinton dies at 92; folk songwriter and singer

    Sam Hinton, folk singer, songwriter, naturalist and San Diego civic treasure who delighted school children and folk-festival audiences for decades, has died. He was 92. Hinton died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Albany in Northern...
  • Liam Clancy dies; Irish singer

    Liam Clancy dies; Irish singer
    Irish balladeer Liam Clancy, last of the Clancy Brothers troupe whose feisty, boozy songs of old Ireland struck a sentimental chord worldwide, died Friday in a Cork hospital, his manager said. He was believed to be 74. Clancy for years had incurable...
  • Bess Lomax Hawes dies at 88; musician and folklorist

    Bess Lomax Hawes dies at 88; musician and folklorist
    Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician and folklorist who tapped into the legacy of her influential family of archivists and became a prominent anthropologist at what is now Cal State Northridge, has died. She was 88. Hawes, who directed folk and traditional...