It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night.
We hear he's big in France...
A recently-discovered sketch by Andy Warhol is to go on public display for the first time.
Who lives in a house like this? There's dirty laundry all over the floor, piles of records strewn around, life drawings hanging in the bathroom and war medals displayed on the walls. Why, it's Pete Doherty, of course, the free-spirited scamp. In a video recorded for NME's website, the 33-year-old musician gives viewers a tour of his cramped Paris apartment.
To celebrate, synergistically, the publication of his debut novel of the same, Hank Williams-derived title, here's New Country's premier mechanic getting down to the nuts and bolts.
Former Manchester City forward Neil Young has died, aged 66, the club confirmed today.
Kicking off with a Dylanesque blast of harmonica, the Decemberists reveal their new intent right up-front.
There are those "lost" albums that are probably best left that way, and then there are gems such as this.
"Mama here, Mama gone." An album on a theme of adoption, explored with the hard-bitten demi-keen of one of American folk's fugitive survivors.
Rowdy, possibly slightly pissed Appalachian-style country-rock, shot through with the romance of the mine, the creek, the catfish and the car crash.
She made the two most soulful country-rock albums of the early 2000s and then drifted. Here she kicks further over the country traces and returns aboard a semi-acoustic pop-rock vehicle of some solemnity.
One disc better endowed and not to be confused with the box set confined to the top 20 hits, Good Rockin' Tonight is a four-disc chronological collection of Presley moments expected and surprising.
A "lifetime" of songs – 12 of 'em – constitutes this rare solo outing by the former Creedence grump. And you can see what he's getting at.
Following the success of the 1968 “comeback” TV special, the Great Galoot returned to his hometown and recorded two albums’ worth of material with local musicians – back in the Memphis pocket, as it were.
Some 99 per cent of the justification for The Lemonheads' existence is predicated on the idea that their lead singer is inherently charming.
Sixties hippie, country-rock superstar, grunge godfather, modern protest singer... Neil Young's career is remarkable. Andy Gill gives thanks that the first segment of his huge retrospective is here at last