1. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons ...

  2. Tupac, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. Among Inductees To National Recording Registry

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recordings by Tupac Shakur , Willie Nelson , R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of "Gypsy" are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced today (June 23) to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Under the terms of ...

  3. Hall & Oates Revisit Their Past On New Box Set

    October 08, 2009 4:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Daryl Hall and John Oates aren't making any new music together in the foreseeable future, but they're about to lay a load of their past material on fans. "Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates" ...

  4. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each ...

  5. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each ...

  6. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the netw 2005 - Depeche Mode cancels its plan ...

  7. Vintage Folk Concerts Revived For Three-CD Set

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bil ...

  8. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smi ...

  9. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records launches an online music video service, Instavid. The channel, located at www.atlantic-records.com, utilizes RealNetworks RealSystem G2 technology to present clips, whic 2001 - With three awards each, Goril ...

  10. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz� ...

  11. Hanapepe Dream

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the things that makes Taj Mahal such a remarkable artist is the absolute ease with which he blends blues, rock and Caribbean and African influences. One of the things that makes Taj Mahal such a remarkable artist is the absolute ease with whi ...

  12. Taj Mahal Revisits Hawaiian Influence

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal revisits the Hawaiian sounds he first explored in the late 1980s on his next album, "Hanapepe Dream." The set will be released June 10 on Mahal's own Kan-Du Records via Eclectic blues legend Taj Mahal r ...

  13. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-p ...

  14. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""Clint Eastwood"" and Fatboy Slim's ""Weapon of Choice"" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three ...

  15. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug ban ...

  17. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette ...

  18. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page ...

  19. Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Peter Case put this project together for Vanguard, motivated by the good sense that long ago made him a Mississippi John Hurt fan. Singer/songwriter Peter Case put this project together for Vanguard, motivated by the good sense tha ...

  20. Beck, Williams, Harper Salute Mississippi John Hurt

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. Beck To Hit Euro Festivals This Summer

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eclectic modern rocker Beck is heading overseas to make a series of European festival appearances, as well as play a handful of other shows, including July 7 in Oxford, England, supporting Radiohead, Eclectic modern rocker Beck is heading overseas t ...