Barrett Strong, one of Motown’s founding artists and most gifted songwriters who sang lead on the company’s breakthrough single Money (That’s What I Want), later collaborating with producer Norman Whitfield on such classics as I Heard It Through the Grapevine, War and Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,
Folk music works in mysterious ways. Really, any song can be considered a folk song if it gets passed through different generations. Jack White isn’t blowing his own horn when he says that ‘Seven Nation Army’ has become a folk song: millions of people around the world (largely in soccer
A prolific composer, Álavarez contributed countless hits to the Cuban popular music canon. His last album with Adalberto Álvarez y su Son, the group he created in 1984, was released in 2018. The group performed up until the onset of the pandemic last year.
Álvarez was born on Nov. 22,
Nanci Griffith, who built a much-respected career as a singer-songwriter across country and folk music, has died.
According to the Washington Post, Griffith’s management company, Gold Mountain Entertainment, confirmed her death in a statement on Friday (Aug. 13) but did not reveal her cause of death, saying, “It was
Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk and country songwriter whose popular recordings include “Love at the Five and Dime,” “Once in a Very Blue Moon,” and “Outbound Plane,” died Friday, her manager confirmed to Rolling Stone. No cause of death was given. She was 68.
Born July 6th, 1953, in
Patrick Sky, a member of the Sixties Greenwich Village folk scene that launched Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, and many others, died on May 26th in Asheville, North Carolina. Sky had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017, but according to his wife, folklorist and musician Cathy Larson Sky, Sky