1. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) aka "Blowing in…

  2. Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bl Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by…

  3. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  4. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Masterpieces (1978); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979…

  5. Bluegrass Great Vassar Clements Dies

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements died yesterday (Aug. 16) at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following…

  6. Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  8. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  10. Bonnaroo Sets Initial 2005 Lineup

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for…

  11. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  12. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  13. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  14. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 25-31, 2003. Love 'em or hate 'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are always at least interesting. Be it the outfits on the artists of the moment, the over the top performances or, let's face it, host…

  15. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  16. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck 'Little' Big Man "I was gonna make an eight-disc set, but Sony cut me down," banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck jokes of the triple-disc "Little Worlds," due this week from Columbia. The 27-track collection will also be pared down into a 10-track single-disc…

  17. Country Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though record sales and airplay have not always reflected it, Marty Stuart has released some of the most stylish and creative country albums of the past decade. Though record sales and airplay have not always reflected it, Marty Stuart has released some of the most stylish and creative…

  18. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Keith Murray's "He's Keith Murray" (Def Jam). -- "May 3 03 State College," a triple-disc live album chronicling the longest show of Pearl Jam's career (Epic). -- The self-titled debut…

  19. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  20. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

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