NY Times Folk News
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Blood Ties That Don’t Quite Bind
May 2, 2013 - 10:00pm
Daniel Algrant’s “Greetings From Tim Buckley” is a biopic about two musicians who died young: the folk singer Tim Buckley and his folk-rocker son, Jeff Buckley.
If You Like Bob Dylan, Try Jake Bugg
April 24, 2013 - 10:00pm
Any comparison may be fighting words, but with his guitar, harmonica and distinctive voice, 19-year-old Jake Bugg evokes the young Dylan.
If You Like Judy Collins, Try Amy Speace
April 15, 2013 - 10:00pm
If you like the iconic Judy Collins, then you will enjoy the music and songwriting of Amy Speace.
Singing Sacred Songs in Secular Spots
April 6, 2013 - 10:00pm
The Renaissance Street Singers, founded in 1973, perform 15th- and 16th-century hymns, psalms, and other sacred music in a variety of public spaces in New York.
China’s First Lady Strikes Glamorous Note
March 24, 2013 - 10:00pm
A well-known singer and a striking contrast to her predecessors, Peng Liyuan is adding star power to her husband’s first trip abroad as president, and might even outshine him.
If You Like the Chieftains, Try Lindsey Stirling
March 11, 2013 - 10:00pm
If you like the Chieftains, who helped popularize Irish music, then try Lindsey Stirling, a rock violinist who mixes classical, hip-hop and dubstep.
Stompin’ Tom Connors, Canadian Singer, Dies at 77
March 7, 2013 - 10:00pm
Mr. Connors sang often about his hardscrabble life and shunned American music as he built a wide following in his native country.
Go West, Young Band
February 9, 2013 - 10:00pm
Years of building a local following in Denver gave the Lumineers momentum that led to a Top 10 single, “Ho Hey,” and two nominations at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
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