1. Southside Johnny, the Veteran Jersey Boy from the Same Shore as Springsteen and Bon Jovi

    October 30, 2015 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass., past the gaudy bright lights of stands selling fried-dough funnel cakes and cream puffs so big they come with instructions on how to eat them (twist gently), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are doi ...

  2. Exclusive: Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Sturgill Simpson to Perform at Americana Awards

    August 25, 2014 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spend any amount of time with Jed Hilly , executive director of the Americana Music Association, and you will no doubt be blown away with the sense of unbridled passion and energy that he approaches his job with. A great example of such an occasion ...

  3. T Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt Among Many at Troubadour's Tribute to Phil Everly

    January 26, 2014 5:47 PM EST Grammy nominees from the Americana, folk, bluegrass and blues categories gathered Saturday night at the Troubadour to pay tribute to the late Phil Everly , who died Jan. 3 and will be honored during the televised ceremony. Grammys 2014: Complete C ...

  4. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 11, 2013 12:52 PM EST Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "Adios" to world stages with a 2014- ...

  5. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording s ...

  6. Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuba Trip Was Legal, But Questions Linger

    April 10, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Was Beyonce and Jay-Z's anniversary trip a holiday in Havana or a spectacular show of America's "People to People" Cuba policy in action? Thousands of American musicians and music industry personnel have visited Cuba over re ...

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  8. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  9. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  10. Van Dyke Parks, 'SMiLE' Collaborator, Aims to 'Agitate' With Solo Music

    May 08, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Van Dyke Parks' mantra these days is "My greatest victories are ahead of me, not behind." And that's saying something considering the musical track record the composer, arranger, producer and lyricist has amassed to this point. R ...

  11. Chris Ethridge, Flying Burrito Brothers Bassist, Dead at 65

    April 23, 2012 9:33 PM EDT Chris Ethridge, the bass player who lent his musicianship and songwriting to the Flying Burrito Brothers, the International Submarine Band and others, has died at 65, Rolling Stone reports . Ethridge co-founded the Flying Burrito Brothers with Gra ...

  12. Chris Ethridge, Flying Burrito Brothers Bassist, Dead at 65

    April 23, 2012 9:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ex-Burrito Brother Chris Hillman: "He was a joy to know" Chris Ethridge, the bass player who lent his musicianship and songwriting to country-rock pioneers the Flying Burrito Brothers , the International Submarine Band and others, has died ...

  13. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean ...

  14. The Beatles and Doris Day Crack Top 10 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 12, 2011 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows." There was a veteran presence in the album top ten with the return of the Bea ...

  15. Manuel Galban, Grammy-Winning Cuban Guitarist and Buena Vista Social Club Alum, Dead at 80

    July 08, 2011 4:50 PM EDT >Manuel Galbán, who died Thursday in Havana, was best known in Cuba for the grooving electric guitar stylings that backed the Cuban vocal quartet Los Zafiros, who catapulted to international fame in the '60s. He found new audiences wor ...

  16. Conor Oberst Pens Open Letter To Arizona Promoter Charlie Levy

    July 02, 2010 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bright Eyes' mainman Conor Oberst has been an outspoken advocate for Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike effort , joining fellow musicians and artists in a campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. Ry ...

  17. Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

    June 28, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R age Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder , Nine Inch Nails , and comedian Chris Rock to the growing li ...

  18. Chieftains' Paddy Moloney Talks Chart-Topping 'San Patricio'

    March 31, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the third consecutive week, The Chieftains' "San Patricio" tops the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The 19-track set is a tribute to the San Patricios, the ill-fated battalion of mostly Irish soldiers who abandoned the U.S. army ...

  19. Jim Dickinson, Memphis Producer And Musician, Dies At 67

    August 17, 2009 5:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Dickinson, a musician and producer who helped shape the Memphis sound in a career that spanned more than four decades, died Saturday (Aug. 15). He was 67. His wife, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, said he died in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital after three m ...

  20. April 19, 2009

    April 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – With “I’m a Fire,” Donna Summer becomes the first artist to have a song reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in every decade since the chart’s 1974 debut. 2003 – Cholly Atkins, the legendary Motown choreographer, dies in Las ...

  21. March 15, 2009

    March 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and th ...

  22. Buena Vista Social Club Bassist Lopez Dead At 76

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, considered the "heartbeat" of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club for his internationally acclaimed bass playing, died Monday of complications from prostate surgery, fellow musicians said. He ...

  23. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Al ...

  24. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist B ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  27. Jones Hits The Big Screen With Law, Portman

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's new film, "My Blueberry Nights." Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai' ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Al ...

  29. 'Never' Say Never

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples. Her new Anti- album, "We'll Never Turn Back," leans heavily on songs from the period in which the Staples Singers began t The music of the civil rights era ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist B ...

  31. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  32. Buena Vista Social Club's Oramas Dies At 95

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored for his saucy ballads and one of the last remaining stars behind the acclaimed "Buena Vista Social Club" album, died today (March 27) at age 95, Cuban state radi Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored ...

  33. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  34. Buddy Up

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder follows his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due this week via Nonesuch. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Buddy Red Cat, a fictional felin Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder ...

  35. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Arcade Fire returns with one of the most anticipated indie rock albums in recent memory ("Neon Bible"), Air breathes in English and Japanese influences on its "Pocket Symphony" and Ry Cooder bring A new album from eight-membe ...

  36. From The Magazine: Keep On Keeping On

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples. Her forthcoming spring album, "We'll Never Turn Back," leans heavily on songs from the period in which the Staples Singers began to shine on the gospel/f ...

  37. Mavis Staples Gets Personal On Anti- Debut

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mavis Staples revisits songs forever associated with the civil rights movement on her new album, "We'll Never Turn Back," her debut for Anti-. Due April 24, the 12-track set was produced by Ry Cooder, Mavis Staples revisits songs fore ...

  38. Cooder Rounds Up Seeger, Van Dyke Parks For New CD

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder will follow his 2005 album "Chavez Ravine" with "My Name Is Buddy," due March 6 via Nonesuch, Billboard.com can reveal. On it, Cooder narrates from the perspective of Budd Esteemed guitarist Ry Cooder ...

  39. Shout! Factory Preps Decades-Spanning Hooker Box

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. "Hooker" will cul ...

  40. Star-Studded Katrina Benefit Heading To DVD

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances like Elton John's "Levon," a duet by Dave Matthews and Jimmy Buffett on Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," Lenny Kravitz' "Hercules" and three songs from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are among Nea ...

  41. SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, "The Sun Awakens"

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Between resurrecting the career of long, lost acid folkie Gary Higgins and the critical acclaim surrounding his solo project Six Organs Of Admittance, if you thought Ben Chasny had a productive year i Between resurrecting the career of long, lost ac ...

  42. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney ...

  43. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>The body of Layne Staley, singer of the grunge rock group Alice In Chains, is found by a relative in Staley's north Seattle apartment. Staley had been missing for two weeks.<br clear="no 2005 - American Head Ch ...

  44. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins seriously injures two fingers on his left hand while working on his property in Middle Tennessee. Moving some rocks to correct an erosion problem, Adkins dislodges a 400-pou 2005 - The Library of Congress annou ...

  45. Buena Vista Singer Pio Leyva Dies In Cuba

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died today (March 23) of a heart attack in Havana. He was 88. Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musi ...

  46. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, th ...

  47. African Musician Ali Farka Toure Dies

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ali Farka Toure, a traditional African musician who won two Grammy Awards, died today (March 7) in his native Mali after a long battle with bone cancer. Ali Farka Toure, a traditional African musician who won two Grammy Awards, died today (March 7) ...

  48. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The aw ...

  49. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

  50. Music-Related Katrina Aid Efforts Continue

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concert "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" -- featuring Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint and others -- will raise funds beyond its New York s Music-related aid for victims of Hurri ...

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