Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis has covered pop music for the Los Angeles Times since 1981, working in that time as a reporter, music critic and editor for the Calendar section. He has interviewed most of the members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's also written first-person accounts of performing the music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev on clarinet and singing Mozart’s Requiem with world-class professionals. In addition, he enjoys belting out "Wooly Bully" in dive bars with his band, the Rounders.
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What's it like to sing for one of your musical heroes? John Prine salute opens a window

The Americana Music Assn.'s multi-artist salute to singer-songwriter John Prine allowed a reporter to gauge what goes through the minds of performers and the honoree on such an occasion.

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings release their version of Oscar-nominated 'Buster Scruggs' song

Americana duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings released on Tuesday their own version of the Oscar-nominated song "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," which they'll perform at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24.