No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
As a west coast Canadian, bluegrass has always seemed like an exotic musical form. When I hear it, I think of mountains, forests, rivers, and a rural lifestyle that has long past and gone. Artists like Ralph Stanley and the Monroe Brothers loom like Biblical characters in my imagination, leathery, rugged and indisputably American. In the same way that I always think that reggae bands from Jamaica are better than ones from England or Canada, I’ve…Continue
Posted by doug heselgrave on May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm
Good new for those awaiting the release of more old Leonard Cohen from the days when he was still depressed and very much on the edge. In 2009, a CD/DVD package was released on Columbia of a concert that took place on The Isle Of Wight for the English version of Woodstock in 1970.
Both the CD & DVD are complete with many charming Leonard songs from his storied & timeless past like: "So Long Marianne" right after "Bird On A Wire." But this is not just another greatest hits…Continue
Posted by Tim M. Otto on May 21, 2013 at 1:00pm
The pride of Gainesville, Florida, Petty had sort of the home-field advantage Saturday night on the Hangout Stage, playing just one state over and practically a direct Interstate-10 shot from Heartbreakers…Continue
Posted by Michael Bialas on May 21, 2013 at 11:00am
Just For Today
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
It's Ronnie Earl's band, but he doesn't dominate it. Recorded live at a couple of venues in his home state of Massachusetts,the Stony Plains release is a seamless blend of jazz, soul and r&b by a band of seasoned vets comfortable enough with one another to have an intense musical conversation without stepping on each others' toes.
On“ Vernice's Boogie,” it's all Dave Limina on keys, rippling through a…Continue
Posted by big boy on May 21, 2013 at 11:00am
COLD SATELLITE (with JEFFREY FOUCAULT)
Cavalcade (Signature Sounds)
2013 sophomore album from this band centered on the collaboration between songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and poet Lisa Olstein. Cavalcade both refines and concentrates the band's signature amalgam of Rock, Blues, and Country. Described by legendary music…Continue
Posted by Bill Frater on May 21, 2013 at 10:30am
Although Hans Theessink has made a name for himself with his acoustic blues guitar proficiency, he's the closest thing to Ry Cooder other than Cooder himself. On his last outing on Blue Groove, Theessink collaborated with long time Cooder vocalist Terry Evans for 2012's Delta Time, a soulful, gospel drenched electric blues excursion. This time out its all Theesink, acoustic and…Continue
Posted by big boy on May 21, 2013 at 8:00am
Posted by hyperbolium.com on May 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
On episode 140 of the Americana Music Show, Beth Lee talks about Lucinda Williams' and Wanda Jackson's influence on Beth Lee and the Breakups and the pros and cons of working in Austin.
Plus roots rock from The Del Lords, rockabilly from Wayne Hancock, stringband music from Steel Wheels, folk-rap from Alex Culbreth and the Dead Country Stars, southern rock from Deadstring Brothers, soul music from the…Continue
Posted by Calvin Powers on May 20, 2013 at 12:30am
With a career as diverse as the emerging genre we call ‘Americana,’ Jim Lauderdale continues on the same track toward collaboration, generosity and an imagination fused with the influence of Country and Bluegrass traditions. His December, 2012 release with musical cohort, Buddy Miller, is a collection of songs, some covers and some originals, that focuses on the tight harmony vocal approach eschewing style over the feel and soul of the song. It’s a…Continue
Posted by Terry Roland on May 19, 2013 at 4:30pm
Started by Evelina Gold in Uncategorized yesterday.