No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
Rod Picott has been friends with Slaid Cleaves since they first met in the 2nd grade in the Maine town of South Berwick where they both grew up. Slaid left South Berwick went to Tufts University and eventually ended up moving to Austin, Texas with wife Karen in 1991, where he has lived and recorded since then. Picott left Maine and spent a few years in Colorado, before moving to Nashville in 1994. Where spent several years playing at local clubs and sharpening his skills as…Continue
Every year for the past five years, we have taken some time at the end of February to thank you all for showing up; to give shouts out to our bloggers and the people who post videos, comment, subscribe to our newsletters, follow us on various other social media outlets, support us with advertising, and so on. This year, we decided to wait a few days before sharing our gratitude and marking the special occasion of our fifth anniversary as a community-focused website, because…Continue
The last time John Murry came to Newcastle he and his band had were all laid low with the flu, a fact that Murry reminded us of at the start of his solo appearance tonight. Nevertheless the band soldiered on to deliver an understated but heartfelt performance; that belied their dilapidated states and possibly even added poignancy to the songs about addiction, loss and betrayal. Tonight Murry had come alone; simply a songwriter and his guitar for an ‘intimate’ evening among…Continue
Posted by Alan Harrison on March 2, 2014 at 10:00am
On May 2nd, 1836, 59 Texian settlers signed a declaration of independence from Mexico, creating the Republic of Texas. May 2nd has since been celebrated as the Lone Star State day of independence honoring a spirit of individualism and pride that remains to the day.
Few states embody that spirit of independence as singularly (and brazenly) as Texas. Texas is the only…Continue
Posted by TwangNation.com on March 1, 2014 at 5:30am
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ‘I love house concerts!’ Seeing a musician of the calibre of Diana Jones play to an audience of thirty fans in the comfort of a private home just can’t be beaten! The Turners Hill House Concert series was celebrating its 50th show and who better to celebrate with than Jones who was making her fifth visit – she has practically become ‘one of the family’.
Jones’ latest album MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA RECORDINGS is a collection of songs…Continue
Posted by Jela Webb on March 2, 2014 at 10:00am
Jimmer's solo debut The Would-Be Plans marks the return of a great American songwriter. As attested by The Rave-Ups' brief ascendancy in the late 80s and early 90s, originality can be heaven and hell. But the world may be catching up to this talented Pennsylvanian who came to Los Angeles around the time Reagan went to Washington, and forged a style so distinct that labels like cowpunk never stuck.
If Jimmer's voice has aged, it's hard to hear except where it serves…Continue