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No Depression has been the foremost journalistic authority on roots music for well over a decade, publishing 75 issues from 1995 to 2008. No Depression ceased publishing magazines in 2008 and took to the web. We have made the contents of those issues accessible online via this extensive archive and also feature a robust community website with blogs, photos, videos, music, news, discussion and more.
Ray Price died yesterday afternoon, one day after initial false media reports surfaced, creating a sort of accidental vigil as tributes flowed upon hearing the erroneous news of his passing on Sunday. I think the error, while certainly distressing to his family, was a wonderful gift. Having literally watched loved ones pass away before me, I am fully aware o […]
The Lone Bellow was literally in the middle of a stunning performance at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on the first day of December, gripping an audience in the cramped but energized room with tunes that went from exuberant to emotional in a matter of minutes. Then one lone bellow filled the room. Zach Williams, the group’s animated frontman, showman and fu […]
It was only by a quirk of fate that I found myself in Dublin’s fair city on a Monday night in early December; so imagine my excitement at finding Josh Ritter was playing an intimate gig in a Church. An e-mail or two later, I found myself standing at the back of a beautiful venue watching Stephen Kellogg win over the audience with his intelligent songs and wi […]
Zooney has impeccable taste, so this year I let her choose our favorite top ten albums. As she and I have not yet developed a spoken language we each understand, I devised a system that allowed her to have complete freedom of choice and total control. First, we began by taking every album we acquired this year and placed them on a spreadsheet, with the relea […]
"South is where we're at right now. Who we are is not important. Who we'll be is unknown. America needs Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. They are starving for us and they don't even know it . . . yet." That's band member Tom Wilson summing up his take on South, the new acoustic offering from Canadian root-rockers Blackie and the R […]
Dan Stuart bounced back into view two years ago with his excellent recording, The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings. Long missing from action (apart from some sorties with revived Green On Red and Danny and Dusty line ups) he resurfaced in Oaxaca, Mexico with a tale to tell of suicidal leanings and incarceration in a mental hospital. Since then he’s issued for […]
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