1. Sweet Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Victoria Williams' Medical Expenses

    January 26, 2016 5:16 PM EST Singer-songwriter Victoria Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1993. At the time, she didn’t have insurance and was able to pay her medical expenses with the help of friends like Pearl Jam , Lou Reed and Lucinda Williams . They made the benefit project CD Sweet Relief: A Benefit…

  2. Majestic Silver Strings Close 'World Tour' At Grammy Museum

    March 11, 2011 2:46 PM EST The Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's consortium of esteemed guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz, opened and closed their 2011 "world tour" in one night, performing Thursday (Mar. 10) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The recording project alone required…

  3. Pearl Jam Reissues 'Vs.' And 'Vitalogy' In 20th Anniversary Editions

    February 02, 2011 3:10 PM EST It's going to be a busy year, Pearl Jam fans. As part of its continuing 20th anniversary celebration which also includes a documentary, book, and mini-festival, Pearl Jam is re-releasing its classic 1993 and 1994 albums "Vs." and "Vitalogy" in four special expanded…

  4. 'Salvation' And Sorrow On New Olson Album

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jayhawks co-founder Mark Olson puts his blues on display on his next album, "The Salvation Blues," due June 15 via Hacktone. Written in the wake of his divorce from his wife, the loss of his home and Jayhawks co-founder Mark Olson puts his blues on display on his next album, "…

  5. Garbage, Raitt Lead Benefit For Veteran Drummer

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the Pixies), Keb' Mo', Victoria Williams and Tom Freund, Freedy Johnston and the Section Quartet have signed on for a benefit c Garbage, Bonnie Raitt, the Martinis (Joey Santiago and David Lovering of the…

  6. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  7. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur, Ga., the event is organized by the music…

  8. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  9. Sweet Relief Celebrates 10 Years

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary celebration for the ... A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary…

  10. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  11. Never Gonna Let You Go

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark…

  12. Sings Some Ol' Songs

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Victoria Williams' unusual voice and musical interpretation make this set of standards a fun treat for classic song lovers looking for new takes on old favorites. Victoria Williams' unusual voice and musical interpretation make this set of standards a fun treat for classic song…

  13. Songwriting Reunites Jayhawks Principals

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently reunited for a brief songwriting session, the fruits of which will most likely show up on Olson's next solo album. At th Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently…

  14. Beck, Williams, Harper Salute Mississippi John Hurt

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Geoff Muldaur, Mark Selby, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Bruce Cockburn, Chris Smither, and Bill Morr Beck, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and his son Justin, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, Gillian Welch…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, and more

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, Victoria Williams, Mark Olson Two of rock's biggest stars have welcomed baby boys into their respective families. U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali are celebrating the birth of a son, born today (May 21) at a Dublin hospital, while Metallica…

  16. Atlanta's Music Midtown Fest Sports Impressive Talent

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Live, Little Feat, Run D.M.C., Lucinda Williams, the Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Cheap Trick, En Vogue, and the Wallflowers are among the dozens of widely varied acts playing this year's Musi Bob Dylan, Live, Little Feat, Run D.M.C., Lucinda Williams, the Black Crowes, Ben…

  17. Morcheeba, Others Lend A Hand On Jim White Album

    January 25, 2001 12:00 AM EST Florida-based singer/songwriter Jim White has enlisted help from industry sources on both side of the Atlantic to complete his new album, "No Such Place." Set for a Feb. 12 release in the U.K. on Luak Florida-based singer/songwriter Jim White has enlisted help from industry sources…