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  • Live: Lambchop at McCabe's Guitar Shop

     
    On a night in which the moon was 14% bigger than usual, in a room the size of a church basement at McCabe's guitar shop in Santa Monica, Kurt Wagner, singer, songwriter, guitarist, visual artist and longtime leader of Nashville...
  • An appreciation: Doc Watson, flatpicker, song stylist, messenger

     
    Doc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation.

    Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer

    Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer
    In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...

    One man's hell

    The archetype that governs the life stories of successful musicians, country and bluegrass legends in particular, involves one or more of the following elements: violent father; music career to escape a life picking cotton or mining coal; early mentor/...

    The Ventures give guitar-rock display at Musikfest Cafe

     
    The songs The Ventures played at their show Friday at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, in and of themselves, weren’t anything spectacular. Precision guitar notes, well-drummed backbeat, catchy melodies. The Ventures at Musikfest Cafe,...