No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
Back in June, NPR's Ann Powers declared 2013 to be the Year of the Woman, pointing to the runaway success of Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, among others. Yet last night, CMT apparently forgot female…Continue
Posted by Mike Seely on December 4, 2013 at 1:00pm
Posted by Sloane Spencer on December 2, 2013 at 6:30am
‘I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine’ is a gem: a beautifully controlled and nuanced piece of writing, delivered on record with both power and restraint. Its spare and apparently straightforward language is woven around an ultimately mysterious core. We are left unsure just what we supposed to glean from the apparent vision that the singer describes. But, as we shall see, its ambiguities and ambivalence are a key part of what the song has to say.
The lyric is not perfect, if judged as a…Continue
Since well before it rised to the status of Music City as David Cobb dubbed it in the '50s, Nashville TN has always and constantly been welcoming flocks of musicians that arrive for shows and some even settle in, everybody in search of a spotlight in the country music scene or simply to get inspiration for making their favorite kind of music.
Having already received the favor of critics for the two previous releases, the 2011’s Juno Award-nominated "Little Red Boots" and…Continue
On episode 168 of the Americana Music Show, Doug and Telisha Williams talk about the origin of the name Wild Ponies, what they learned living on the road, and their radio show. They also set up and play three tracks from the Wild Ponies debut album, Things That Used To Shine.
Also on this episode, heartland rock from the Bottle Rockets, honkytonk from Sturgill Simpson, Memphis soul from…Continue
Posted by Americana Music Show on December 2, 2013 at 12:30am
We helped Portland songwriter Ashleigh Flynn to get out her latest album, A Million Stars, after falling in love with her songs that rewrote the standard Wild West narrative from a feminine perspective. Knowing that she identified as gay, I was curious to know more about how the characters she found in the Wild West may have related to her own worldview, and…Continue
Posted by Hearth Music on December 1, 2013 at 9:00pm
A collection of recently released country, Americana, rock and folk, plus a few catalog items for good measure.
Posted by hyperbolium.com on December 1, 2013 at 4:30pm
Willie Alexander. I go way back with his music—back to the days when you’d find me at punk and rock clubs more often than you’d find me at a coffeehouse. And who would imagine that a few decades down the road that the twain would meet at the me&thee in Marblehead?
Willie’s contribution to the Boston music scene is legendary. From The Lost to the Boom Boom Band to The Confessions. Willie was inducted into the Boston Hall of Fame in 1987—the same year as The Cars. One…Continue
Posted by Kathy Sands-Boehmer on December 1, 2013 at 3:00pm