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firstname.lastname@example.orgCountry music legend Charley Pride never intended on breaking color barriers when it came to country music. He wanted to a break a different kind of record. One of 11 children who was born to sharecroppers in Sledge, Miss., Pride had dreams of being...
The archetype that governs the life stories of successful musicians, country and bluegrass legends in particular, involves one or more of the following elements: violent father; music career to escape a life picking cotton or mining coal; early mentor/...
VarietyAsk Neil Diamond, who receives a star today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the secret to his longevity and his answer is refreshingly simple: "Just work harder than everyone else." For decades now, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has put that ethic,...
Pop & HissDoc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation....
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
Pop & HissOn a night in which the moon was 14% bigger than usual, in a room the size of a church basement at McCabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica, Kurt Wagner, singer, songwriter, guitarist, visual artist and longtime leader of Nashville......
"I’m coming down off the cloud. It'll take me a few days, but I expect I’ll get there," said 71-year-old drummer Dickie Harrell, who, as part of Gene Vincent's original band, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Saturday. A number of...
Lehigh Valley MusicThe songs The Ventures played at their show Friday at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, in and of themselves, weren’t anything spectacular. Precision guitar notes, well-drummed backbeat, catchy melodies. The Ventures at Musikfest Cafe,...
CNNEarl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88. "I realize his popularity...
Lehigh Valley MusicSellersville Theater 1894 will have a newly chosen Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year playing there on Saturday. Bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs, who with his band Kentucky Thunder will play shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.......
Pop & HissGlen Campbell performed at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....
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