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Review: The Archives pay inspired tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

May. 29, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

The Archives, “Carry Me Home. A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson” (Montserrat House) The Archives, a reggae band from Washington, D.C., pay an inspired tribute to the late, groundbreaking soul and jazz poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron — and his collaborator Brian Jackson...

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Review: Bracing tenor helps Teddy Thompson do retro right

May. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Teddy Thompson, “Heartbreaker Please” (Thirty Tigers) Teddy Thompson's roots are showing, and that's nothing new. The New York-based singer-songwriter is the son of British folk-rock royalty but grew up on Sam Cooke, Hank Williams and the Everly Brothers, and he often makes music suitable for a...

FILE - This July 15, 2018 file photo shows Jason Isbell, of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, performing at Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Ky. Isbell is king of the Americana genre, but he's ambitious for more. The new “Reunions” album reaches out sonically to people who might not normally listen to that type of music, but Isbell's well-crafted songs lie at the center of what he does. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Summertime, and the living is uneasy for Jason Isbell

May. 27, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Isbell had big plans for this summer, between a new album specifically designed to introduce his music to a wider audience and a schedule that had him onstage most nights from May to September. Like millions of others, many of Isbell's dreams are on hold because of the coronavirus. So...

FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kip Moore at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Moore was used to traveling the world to surf, rock climb or hike, but lately he's been isolating himself in a remote lodge in eastern Kentucky. The Georgia-born artist releases his new album “Wild World,” in a very chaotic time, but he said his introspective messages might help people right now. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

In 'Wild World,' singer Kip Moore turns a mirror on himself

May. 27, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When country singer Kip Moore wasn’t performing, he was traveling the world to places like Iceland and Costa Rica looking for the next great wave to surf, or a cliff to climb or a remote trail to hike. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Georgia-born globetrotter found...

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Review: Jimmy Buffett brings sunshine into our darkness

May. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

Jimmy Buffett, “Life on the Flip Side” (Mailboat Records) Jimmy Buffett’s first studio record in seven years arrives with equal parts seduction and absurdity. Coming just as we crave a margarita in a mason jar, sand in our toes and the salty wind of the ocean, Buffett’s beach bum life...

FILE - This Nov. 18, 2019 file photo shows The Doobie Brothers performing at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The band is rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020, that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

May. 26, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021. “This decision has been made with the health and...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, Awkwafina, born Nora Lum, poses for a portrait to promote her Comedy Central series

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

May. 26, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6: May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 82. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 80. Actress Sharon Gless (“Cagney and Lacey”) is 77. Actor Tom Berenger is...

FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Morgan Wallen arrives at the CMT Music Awards on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Country music singer Wallen has apologized following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. News outlets report the 27-year-old Wallen was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020, after he was kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)

Morgan Wallen arrested after ejection from Nashville bar

May. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer Morgan Wallen apologized Sunday following his weekend arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges. Wallen, 27, was arrested Saturday night after he was kicked out of Kid Rock's bar in downtown Nashville, news outlets reported. Wallen said on...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Daltrey is concerned that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on teens with cancer. The Who frontman, along with bandmate Pete Townsend, started the Teen Cancer America foundation in 2012 to deal with the specific needs of teenage cancer patients. But funding depends on live performances, and with venues closed and touring postponed, the organization could be in trouble.(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

The Who's Roger Daltrey concerned about teens with cancer

May. 21, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Daltrey worries that the coronavirus pandemic will have a devastating effect on a special group of people in need — teens with cancer The Who frontman, along with bandmate Pete Townsend, started the Teen Cancer America foundation in 2012 to deal with the specific needs of...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2004 file photo, Little Richard performs at Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY.  Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, has died Saturday, May 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)

Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater

May. 21, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to rest Wednesday. Mourners gathered at Oakwood University to pay their respects, many wearing face masks and...