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WTF: Don McLean clears up “American Pie” origins

Don McLean's "American Pie" is an iconic, if mediocre song. AP file photo.

Don McLean clears up the story of “American Pie,” and it’s not nearly as exciting as you think



Live review: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival @ Planet Bluegrass Ranch

Live review: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival @ Planet Bluegrass Ranch

David Rawlings and Gillian Welch perform at the 2009 installment of the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons. Photos by Brian Carney. I was trying to meditate. And following the instructions of the host of the Drepung Monks, a primarily a cappella octet and featured act at the 19th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, I was supposed to shut off my thoughts and anxieties about the past and the future, and to live, during this meditation, in the present. A late addition to the Aug. […]



Interview: Don McLean

Interview: Don McLean

Don McLean headlines Saturday of the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, a three-day festival in Lyons this weekend. This coming weekend, Planet Bluegrass will host the 19th annual Folks Festival at the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons. The festival has a diverse lineup, including Madeleine Peyroux and Rufus Wainwright on Friday, Susan Tedeschi and Over the Rhine on Saturday, and Gillian Welch on Sunday. Headlining Saturday is Don McLean, who admits to enjoying playing festivals. “I’m looking forward to coming to Colorado,” the 5464-year-old singer-songwriter says. […]