Dickens, the stark voice of the Appalachian coal country, died after a short illness on April 22, at the Washington Home Community Hospice in Washington, DC.
Surf guitar sounds often surface on lightning-fingered Stray Cat Brian Setzer’s first all-instrumental disc, Instru-mental (Surfdog Records).
Johnson’s hometown of Greenwood, MS, is doing his legend justice.
As Adele’s tour bus traveled across the States in support of her top-selling debut, 2008’s 19, the driver pumped the sound system with American roots music.
The Pogues have named their six-city concert tour The Parting Glass after a trad ballad that’s long been in their repertoire.
“Born to be Loved” By Bruce Sylvester Lucinda Williams was in peak form last night at Boston’s House of Blues in a show stretching from her new Blessed (on Lost Highway) back to her early Folkways (now Smithsonian Folkways) songs like …
One of the mid-60s most popular comic singer/writers, Allan Sherman borrowed standards’ and hits’ melodies for fond, harmless commentary on mid-America
Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, “Clap Your Hands” Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, “Two Bottles of Wine” By Bruce Sylvester There’s a fertile netherworld where post-punk and neo-trad folk spawn together. Last night up in Cambridge, MA, at the Middle …
Charlie Louvin, age 83, is seeking alternative treatment for second-stage pancreatic cancer.
Billy Ruane – promoter and true friend to Boston’s local music scene – died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 26, probably of heart problems he refused to have treated.