No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
This album – with its spooky Nosferatu with a 1940’s cruiser cover -- was released independently in 2006 but, with the passing of the beloved Levon Helm – this album by Bow Thayer deserves another listen.
It’s almost like discovering new music by The Band – which would also qualify the three albums Rick Danko made with Danko / Fjeld / Andersen. But, that’s another review.…Continue
Posted by Bill Frater on December 6, 2013 at 12:30pm
Most people know Eddie Spaghetti as one quarter of the self-proclaimed “greatest rock-n-roll band in the world,” the Supersuckers. Known for their raucous performances and hard-hitting style of punk and country-influenced rock music, the Supersuckers have gained a devoted following since forming in 1988. Recently Eddie Spaghetti, the band’s frontman and principal songwriter, decided to branch out with a solo record that blends country twang with dirty rock and roll, making for one…Continue
Both great songs and big hits come out of Music City, and the two categories aren't mutually exclusive. By putting his craftsmanship front and center, Trent Dabbs echoes the Nashville ethos that the song always comes first. Dabbs' artistry, though, digs deeper than most big hits ever dare to. He isn't content to sing about drinking beer and driving trucks. On The Way We Look at Horses and, in fact, all of his previous efforts, Dabbs explores the emotional depths of love…Continue
Re- Introducing A Major Italian Rocker's Scorching All-Blues English Album
Released in March 2006 this CD -- in some markets -- passed under the radar but should have been widely heard by aficionados of the blues especially in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
Americana, folk, blues, roots music – nowadays it comes from many more places than just America as this collection attests. Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England…Continue
Posted by John Apice on December 5, 2013 at 2:00pm
The Velvet Underground and Nico, the group’s magnificent March 1967 debut album, was a million miles from the popular music of the time, which largely explains why it sold only about 5,000 copies (including one to me) in the first few years after its release.
If the group cared, it didn’t exactly show it with the follow-up. White Light/White Heat, which appeared at the end of January 1968, sounds even further removed from anything mainstream America would…Continue
Posted by Jeff Burger on December 5, 2013 at 5:00pm
There was a time when I spent hours thinking of clever ways to describe the music of the past year. There's not much need now. A brief description and a video and you can make up your mind whether my taste has soured or not.
So here's what I listened to the most this year, a year that I thought was the best for new music in a long, long time.
Jason Isbell - Southeastern.
This is the sound of a life falling apart and nearly ending and then trying to figure a way back from…Continue