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Yellowcard's 9/11 Tribute "Believe," Plus Chats with FFF's John Ondrasik, TDWP's Mike Hranica, OCMS's Ketch Secor and Max Frost

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Written after the tragedy of 9/11, Yellowcard's song "Believe" -- from their 1993 breakthrough album Ocean Avenue -- was written as a thank you to first responders in the police, fire department, and other heroes.

First Nighter: Clive, Moose Murders Include Deaths in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Remembering Doug Dillard: The Joys Of Singing And A Very Special 4th of July

Terry Kirkman | Posted 09.03.2012 | Fifty
Terry Kirkman

Rest in peace, Doug. You are missed but so not forgotten. No matter where I am this year I promise to sing something really proud and loud in your honor.

Farewell Doc Watson

Howard Fishman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
Howard Fishman

In the ever-growing tree of American music, Arthel "Doc" Watson was/is a part of the main body, the trunk... the heart, even. He sprang from the roots, of course, but then branched off and informed so much music that followed.

Thank You for the Music, Doc

Ketch Secor | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Ketch Secor

Thank you for the music, Doc. For putting so much goodness into each song you sang. For all the performances you gave, and the hearts you touched with your voice and your guitar. For all the records you made, and all the painstaking care you took to make them.

WATCH: Remembering Doc Watson

Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty

Folk musician Arthel "Doc" Watson, 89, died on Tuesday due to complications from a fall in his home. After losing his sight at a young age, Watson...

Legendary Folk Singer Dead At 89

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 07.29.2012 | Celebrity

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose lightning-...

Doc Watson Hospitalized After Falling In His Home: Why Are Falls So Dangerous For The Elderly?

Posted 05.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Grammy-winning singer and guitarist Arthel "Doc" Watson, 89, is in the hospital in critical condition after he fell earlier this week at his home in D...

Fishin' in the Dark: Chattin' With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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In the Press-ence of Elvis

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I once was this close to Elvis Presley. I got goose bumps just being near the man whose glorious music introduced me -- and countless millions -- to an ecstatic world beyond our everyday experience.

It Takes The Village: Interviews with Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Timmins, John Oates, Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, Steve Berlin, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

It's a little surprising that until now, no one has put together a tribute album to folk's fertile days in New York's Greenwich Village.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

Pete Seeger, "Folk Music" and the Left

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Larner

As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.