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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 & 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....
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......
Pop & HissGlen Campbell performed at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....
Rosie Flores' Kickstarter campaign for new album from '50s rockabilly heroine Janis Martin* [Updated]Pop & HissRoots rocker Rosie Flores producing new album from 1950s rockabilly heroine Janis Martin....
Pop & HissThe influential rock guitarist leads a lineup in Anaheim that also includes 'Honeyboy' Edwards. One of the musical highlights in recent years of the National Assn. of Music Merchantsâannual trade show, now under way in Anaheim, has been Deke Dickersonâ...
Pop & HissMany concert-goers came away from Dick Daleâs show Saturday night at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano impressed by the 73-year-old surf guitar heroâs performance under adverse conditions, and at least one e-mailed friends afterward worried...
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle. Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
Tom Brumley, a legendary steel guitarist who contributed to the "Bakersfield sound" of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in the 1960s before spending 10 years performing with Rick Nelson, has died. He was 73. Brumley died Tuesday at Northeast Baptist Hospital...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterMy college-sophomore son and I make an interesting pair. He'll listen to country music all day long and is teaching himself to pluck a tune or two on the guitar; I'll tolerate the music in limited doses, but if I never heard another country song again,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEddy Arnold, the most successful country hit maker of all time, who played a crucial role in transforming what had long been considered "hillbilly music" from a rural phenomenon into music with broad-based national appeal, died Thursday. He was 89, a week...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE misadventure began, as so many do, in a dingy Florida strip club. This one was called Dub's, and it was cinder-block roadhouse in Gainesville where, in the early 1970s, a dancer named Bubbles shimmied for students, townies and truck drivers while a...
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