| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As much as Woody Guthrie cultivated his persona as a freewheeling vagabond, through the titles of such songs as “Hard Travelin’,” “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You” and the one he picked for his autobiography,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It would be difficult to determine in which domain Nat Hentoff, premiere jazz critic and highly controversial First Amendment rights champion, contributed more to the public consciousness. Documentarian David L. Lewis makes no attempt to do so in "The...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A bevy of acetate recordings that Bob Dylan used while recording his “Nashville Skyline,” “Self Portrait” and “New Morning” albums in 1969 and 1970 was discovered and purchased recently in New York by a veteran Dylan...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Once a song has gone into the ether, it never disappears," Greil Marcus remarks in "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs." But it never reappears in quite the same form, either. A song like "Money (That's What I Want)" means something entirely...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:02 AM
As a boy growing up in Shreveport, La., in the 1980s, Kenny Wayne Shepherd immersed himself in playing blues guitar the same way other kids immerse themselves in sports, comic books or video games.
While the pop music charts were dominated by Michael...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:06 AM
If you're looking for a celebrity role model for your daughter, look to Jennifer Lawrence or Taylor Swift or, better yet, the girls who ran the orphanage in Haiti.
Among the lesser choices, at least at the moment, would be Miley Cyrus, with her...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
On March 10, 1967, 15 days shy of her 25th birthday, Aretha Franklin released her 12th album and Atlantic Records debut, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." It was a breakthrough, triggering a string of four top 10 albums released over 15 months...
| Aug 15, 2014
The setlist Edgar Winter has in mind for Friday's Rock 'N' Blues Fest at Broward Center for the Performing Arts will be punctuated by songs that serve as blistering tributes to a musician far more admired than himself: his older brother Johnny Winter, the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A decade and a half ago, Old Crow Medicine Show got its first big break from one of the band's biggest musical heroes, Doc Watson.
Watson's daughter happened upon the group playing on a street corner in Boone, N.C., one day in 2000, thought her father...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Though many consumers are turning to streaming services like Spotify for their music fix, Sony is hoping to spur digital album sales with a new app for the iPhone.
With the "Album of the Day" app, users can download an album from Sony Music...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The start of U.K. boy-band One Direction's rise to the top, its first hit "What Makes You Beautiful," seemed standard for the genre: a big, hooky pop song that was pleasant enough. Its subsequent hits "Live While You're Young" and "Best...