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  • Up close with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen at Godfrey Daniels

     
    On Friday night a full house at Bethlehem's Godfrey Daniels revisited the music of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. An animated, personaable John McEuen played their songs and told stories about them, along with performing a wealth of other Americana tunes and telling
  • Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office.

    Flipping digitally through John Peel's record collection

     
    Legendary British DJ John Peel's record collection is going up online. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts looks at the first batch of vinyl.

    My life in (folk) music

     
    Saturday at 7 p.m. I will host "Sweet Folk Chicago" on WFMT-FM 98.7. The program invites guest hosts to play and talk about a selection of songs that are meaningful to them. I chose about a dozen. UPDATE:Here's my playlist...

    Satan, Booze and Womanizing: A Memoir of the Louvin Brothers

    Satan, Booze and Womanizing: A Memoir of the Louvin Brothers
    Satan Is Real The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...