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  • A member of Gene Vincent's band describes joining Rock Hall of Fame

    A member of Gene Vincent's band describes joining Rock Hall of Fame
    "I’m coming down off the cloud. It'll take me a few days, but I expect I’ll get there," said 71-year-old drummer Dickie Harrell, who, as part of Gene Vincent's original band, was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame on Saturday.
  • Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph

    Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph
    Van Hunt, who is back with a terrific new album that he will showcase Friday at Schubas, is trying to be philosophical about one of the worst periods of his life. In 2008, the acclaimed, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was preparing to release his...

    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/...

    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...

    Rosie Flores' Kickstarter campaign for new album from '50s rockabilly heroine Janis Martin* [Updated]

     
    Roots rocker Rosie Flores producing new album from 1950s rockabilly heroine Janis Martin.