WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Christian Garrison, an author and filmmaker who displayed an unfiltered slice of 1960s Mississippi hill country life in a short film about influential blues guitarist...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram took home five Blues Music Awards in an online ceremony that featured appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and other...
NEW YORK (AP) — John Hiatt wrote his first song at age 11, and knew right away that’s what he wanted to do. It’s not his job; it’s who he is. He’s 67 now.
BOSTON (AP) — James Taylor & His All-Star Band will make a comeback to Fenway Park.
The singer-songwriter is set to headline at the home of the Boston Redsox on June 21 with Grammy...
Various artists, “If You’re Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison” (Fat Possum)
It may be a tired cliche to say someone was one of a kind, but Mose Allison most definitely...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A media company that owns television stations in Wisconsin is partnering with a longtime farm charity on a live 18-hour telethon to raise money for struggling...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson has come off his tour because of a "breathing problem."
The 86-year-old singer apologized on Twitter late Wednesday, writing "I need to have my doctor check...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival closes out with Van Morrison and a special performance by the Marsalis family.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bonnie Raitt has pulled out of the first leg of her U.S. tour with James Taylor due to an unspecified "medical situation" that requires surgery.
Raitt on Monday posted a statement on her Facebook page apologizing to fans and saying the medical issue arose following her annual physical. She says the prognosis is "good" and a full recovery is expected.
The 68-year-old Grammy winner says she expects to rejoin Taylor for his tour's second leg in June and a European tour in July.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people are converging on the Crescent City this week for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival takes place over two weekends at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course and features out-of-town artists such as Rod Stewart as well as performers from across New Orleans and Louisiana. It's also a celebration of Louisiana culture and food with vendors selling everything from cochon de lait po-boys to praline-stuffed beignets. Here's a look at some things to expect during the festival:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is adding rapper LL Cool J to its 2018 lineup.
Organizers announced the addition to the bill on Tuesday. He will perform on Friday, May 4.
The event is scheduled April 27-29 and May 3-6 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course.
NEW YORK (AP) — Only a few days after Elton John announced he will retire from touring in three years, another venerable music figure is throwing in the touring towel — Paul Simon.
Simon, 76, took to social media Monday to say his upcoming tour will be his last, citing the personal toll of touring and the death of his lead guitarist, Vincent N'guini.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are among the stars headlining a benefit concert next week to help Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Organizers said the "Harvey Can't Mess With Texas" concert will be held in Austin on Sept. 22. It will be broadcast live on 11 Tegna stations in the state and on YouTube.
NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor might just be the happiest road warrior touring today, so what makes him happier?
Bringing on old friend Bonnie Raitt this summer for concerts that include the ultimate in Americana, some of the country's most storied baseball parks.
BOSTON (AP) — Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox.
Taylor and his All-Star Band will open the tour July 14 at Nationals Park in Washington. It continues July 17 at Wrigley Field in Chicago; July 29 at AT&T Park in San Francisco; and Aug. 11 at Fenway.
Bonnie Raitt is scheduled to play at each show.