No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
Seldom Scene issues its first Smithsonian Folkways album next week with guests including Emmylou Harris.
Mike Auldridge passed away in 2012, but the group includes founding member Ben Eldridge as well as Lou Reid, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Fred Travers.
Here is a look at "My Better Years" the Hazel Dickens' tune from the album, "Long Time...Seldom Scene," which features new versions of 16 longtime favorites. …Continue
Posted by Jim Morrison on April 15, 2014 at 1:30pm
With his new album, Believer, Seattle's Kris Orlowski steps forward in two new directions. First, it's a full-length record (after three EPs) and, second, he's a band (not just a singer/songwriter). Listening to the depth and breadth of Believer, both points ring out loud and clear -- it's a solid collection of songs rendered in big sonic fashion.
As songwriters do,…Continue
Posted by Kelly McCartney on April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
While there are quite a few notable festivals that begin earlier than late April, many of us kick off the festival season by trekking to not your normal community college, the Wilkes Community College in the rolling hills of north central North Carolina where MerleFest has been held every year since 1988. Named in honor of Merle Watson who lived nearby, 2014 marks the second festival since Merle's father, Doc Watson, passed away. And as sorely his…Continue
Posted by Bill Frater on April 15, 2014 at 9:00am
Curtis’ Flying Dream is carpeted wall-to-wall by songs that explore the many shades of ‘love.’Continue
Posted by Folk Villager on April 15, 2014 at 1:00am
Who knew that Choral flavoured Folk music could be this cool?
When I first encountered Bridie Jackson and the Arbour three years ago they were like a breath of fresh air blowing across a very stale and dusty Folk music scene; and nothing has changed in the intervening years; apart from them getting better.
For once it is genuinely difficult to point you to individual tracks as this is; as we used to say, a conceptual piece that is best heard in its entirety so…
Posted by Alan Harrison on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm