No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
With his second solo album safely under his belt Simone Felice is rapidly conforming his status as one of the finest purveyors of Americana around these days. Fortunately (for us) he remains somewhat under the mass radar allowing audiences to see him in intimate settings such as the hallowed King Tuts, a perfect space to see and hear his shamanistic offerings. A mesmerising performer tonight he possessed a leonine grace, prowling and genuflecting,…Continue
Posted by Paul K on April 15, 2014 at 3:30pm
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