Doc Watson 1923 – 2012

Doc Watson 1923 – 2012

We had recently heard the disturbing news that 89 year-old flatpick guitar pioneer and legend Doc Watson was admitted to Wake Forest University’s Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this month, where he had undergone major surgery. Following...
Pinecastle Signs I Draw Slow

Pinecastle Signs I Draw Slow

Pinecastle Records has announced that it has signed I Draw Slow. Their upcoming album Redhills will be released on 7th August, 2012. I Draw Slow is a five piece string band playing original music in the American folk tradition, but with an Irish influence. All five...
Doc Watson Hospitalised

Doc Watson Hospitalised

News from the USA is that Doc Watson is in a critical condition in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital, In US news reports yesterday and again today, Watson, 89, recently had colon surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and some time this week suffered a fall at...
Steve Martin Take a Writing Partner

Steve Martin Take a Writing Partner

Steve Martin has a new writing partner, a guy even more famous than the comedian, actor, writer and banjo player. steve Martin has teamed up with William Shakespeare to add music to the playwright’s lyrics for a smattering of tunes at the Public Theater’s production...