No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
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
This has been one of the most prolific years for outstanding record releases. It was very difficult to narrow down my choices; especially for my critic’s pick Top 10 turned into No Depression. As I’ve broken it down in the past, this edition of Liner Notes has three divisions: Male, Female and Duo/Group. After the dust settles, one will be crowned the overall champion. Just like the BCS, I’m splitting hairs at times to determine who…Continue
Give me a lil wiggle room, ok? I don't listen to bluegrass. Like, ever at all. The closest I get is when I put on the ol Chester and Lester album and then subsequently want to quit playing guitar while I'm still way, way behind.
The reason for this confession is because I feel it necessary to admit that I am no expert when it comes to bluegrass. I mean, I am no expert on anything, period. But there are definitely genres that I feel much more comfortable considering in a…Continue
Posted by Melissa Ruth on November 30, 2013 at 7:00pm
I loved Durham’s previous offering, The Shovel v The Howling Bones so much, that when I handled this CD my hands began trembling; then I thought how could he possibly follow such a brilliant album….but….fear not….he has; and possibly even bettered it!
With baited breath I pressed ‘play’ and sat back in nervous anticipation then grinned with relief as a Native American – Delta Blues fusion footstomper oozed out of my speakers like wild mountain honey for the ears; and…Continue
Posted by Alan Harrison on December 1, 2013 at 2:00am