Linda Ronstadt Takes Turn Toward Classical

Former pop superstar's latest project is of music composed for glass instruments.

Live: Marcia Ball Shows Why She's A Gulf Coast Queen

Pianist/singer brings her Louisiana boogie to an enthusiastic Antone's crowd.

Patty Larkin Breaks New Ground In Folk Tradition

Multitalented player augments her songcraft with unusual arrangements, instrumentation.

Sue Foley's In-Store: Hotter Than Texas In July

Blues guitarist/songwriter and singer shows why her star's on the rise in Austin appearance.

John Hiatt Struts Stuff At 'Austin City Limits' Taping

Singer/songwriter reclaims songs others made famous and plays new ones.

Bluesman Chris Smither Lets It Loose Live

Guitarist and songwriter reprises a decade's worth of work with Live As I'll Ever Be.

American Indian Festivals Honor Tradition, Diversity

Across North America, gatherings celebrate vibrant culture.

Hot Club Of Cowtown: Unrepentantly Retro Hot Swing

Austin, Texas, trio adamant about adhering to their idols.

Alison Brown: Bluegrass Banjo Player With An MBA

Multidimensional picker turned her back on a career in banking, but still delves into business side of music.

Gram Parsons' Light Still Shines Decades After His Death

Musician largely responsible for bringing country influences to rock is up for Hall of Fame consideration.

Susan Tedeschi Makes Most Of Lessons Learned

Rising blues star has won awards, scored hits, toured with B.B. King.

Phil Ochs Collection Displays Late Folk Singer's Politics, Power

Phil Ochs: The Early Years offers 20 tracks by leading songwriter of '60s folk scene.

Paul Rishell, Annie Raines' Acoustic Blues Show Their Roots

Guitar- and harmonica-playing duo dip deep into well of traditional material for inspiration.

Kids Shannon Curfman, Jonny Lang Taking The Blues Reins

Some of the top sellers of the genre seem far too young to even know what they're singing about.

Jesse Winchester Returns To Folk Scene

Canadian-based expatriate has first album in 10 years, is back touring again.

Grammys To Add Native American Category

NARAS decision represents long-sought victory for underrepresented artists.

Joe Ely Busts Boundaries On Latest Live Album

Texan singer/songwriter draws from country, rock, folk, Mexican music for LP's diverse sound.

NewGrange's Bluegrass Fusion Finds Wide Acceptance

The band started as a lark but has become an ongoing and successful project for its all-star cast.

Summer Festivals: Kerrville, Yosemite, Telluride, Newport ...

From Yosemite to the Rockies, and many points between, folk and bluegrass arts are in full bloom this summer

Folk, Bluegrass Fests In Full Flower Across U.S.

Shawn Colvin, Bruce Hornsby, Jesse Winchester among artists slated for shows on summer festival circuit.

Serious Songwriters Converge At Kerrville Folk Fest

For almost three decades, it's been a proving ground for the likes of Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Tish Hinojosa.

Vassar Clements, Ramblin' Jack Elliott Celebrate All Things Floridian

Nation's longest continually running folk festival features music plus.

Wilson Pickett, Anson Funderburgh Bask In Glow Of Handy Awards Show

'Mustang Sally' singer takes home three awards; Funderburgh wins, too, but is there mostly for party.

Cape Breton's Natalie MacMaster Lets Her Hair Down

Firebrand fiddler puts on a lively show of dancing and revved-up traditional tunes.