By Bruce Sylvester Warren Hellman, banjoist in the Wronglers and billionaire angel of San Francisco’s annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, died of complications from leukemia on Dec. 18. Born in Manhattan on July 25, 1934, into a family of investors …
The totally free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park presents major acts as well as relatively unknown but worthy ones.
By Bruce Sylvester 1956 marked turning points for young Elvis Presley. On January 10 — two days after he turned 21 — he left his Memphis home for Nashville for his initial RCA Victor recording session (Victor having purchased his …
The coolest annual wall calendar I know of comes from the blues fanatics at Blues Images
With Byron Luiters on bass and Nicky Bomba on drums, Butler dug into various facets of the blues (rural slide guitar, then electric urban) without watering down any of their flavors
Last weekend’s Newport Folk Festival sold out in advance for the first time in 52 years with a strong combination of old timers and younger post-punk Americana acts.
2Cellos never dreamed that their self-produced video, a classical interpretation of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” would launch their career.
Richard and Mimi Farina were among the earliest ‘60s folk acts, and among the best, to move into rock. They were the stuff of legend.
A tail-end look at Jim Bianco plus a bit of newcomers Aunt Martha
In honor of the Robert Johnson centennial, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has created “Hellhound On My Ale,” a super-hoppy brew.