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Ben Watt Announces New Album, Solo Tour Dates

Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl will be playing three solo shows in the US this June, on the heels of his new solo album.

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Pete Seeger
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Pete Seeger Dead at 94

Legendary folk musician Pete Seeger has passed away. The hugely influential troubadour, best known for 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Turn, Turn,Turn,' died Monday (Jan. 27) at the age of 94.

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Ivan & Alyosha
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Ivan & Alyosha Announce Fall 2013 Tours

Seattle-based band Ivan & Alyosha have announced their upcoming tour dates. The band will hit the road this fall with a headlining tour in November. They'll also take on opening slots for NEEDTOBREATHE in October, and the Lone Bellow in early December.

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Thomas Schnaidt
Thomas Schnaidt
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Mike + Ruthy, ‘My New York City’ Video Premiere

Mike + Ruthy (Michael Merenda and Ruthy Ungar Merenda of the Mammals) met and fell in love in the Big Apple, so the late Woody Guthrie's "My New York City" has special meaning to them. The married pa

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Doc Watson Dead: Folk Legend and Guitar Pioneer Dies at 89

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Doc Watson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musician whose mountain-rooted sound was embraced by generations and whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world, died Tuesday at a North Carolina hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89.

Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist

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Chris Graythen, Getty Images
Chris Graythen, Getty Images
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Doc Watson in Critical Condition After Falling at Home

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson is in critical condition Friday at a North Carolina hospital after falling at his home in Deep Gap earlier this week.

A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem says Watson remains in critical condition Friday morning.

Watson's daughter,

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Philip Ryalls, Redferns
Philip Ryalls, Redferns
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Mary Chapin Carpenter, ‘Ashes and Roses’ Album Includes Duet With James Taylor

Mary Chapin Carpenter has set June 12 as the release date for 'Ashes and Roses,' the 12th studio album of her career and her fourth for Zoë/Rounder Records (including a 2008 holiday disc). 'Ashes and Roses' is the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated 20

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Lester Cohen, WireImage
Lester Cohen, WireImage
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Neil Young, ‘Americana’ Album With Crazy Horse Due in June

Neil Young is reuniting with his iconic band, Crazy Horse, for their first album in nearly nine years, putting their unique musical stamp on songs we all know and love. 'Americana,' due out June 5, collects American

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Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic
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The Civil Wars 2012 Grammys: Duo’s Double Grammy Wins for ‘Barton Hollow’

The Civil Wars' 'Barton Hollow' is the winner of Best Folk Album at the 2012 Grammys, with its title track also winning Best Country Duo or Group Performance.

"I just lost a bet. I bet a man a bottle of w

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Jason Kempin, WireImage
Jason Kempin, WireImage
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Sugarland, Adele Among Artists on Bob Dylan Covers Album

Sugarland have long made a habit of including unique cover songs in their live shows. Now one of those remakes is part of an expansive four-CD set that includes a total of 80 iconic tunes written and first popularized by Bob Dylan. 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Yea

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