No Depression has been serving the Americana, alt-country and roots music community since 1995.
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
Posted by Philip Hopkins on March 1, 2014 at 5:30pm
A quick look at some new releases. My modus operandi is not necessarily to endorse a piece of work, but bring it to people's attention. But I don't write about things I actively dislike. Life's too short and I don't want to trash someone who has worked very hard to produce something.
Footnotes by Ward Thomas: What business two 19-year old twin sisters from the posh English county of Hampshire have putting together a rollicking country/Americana…Continue
Posted by musicJJMG (Jeremy Gaunt) on March 2, 2014 at 6:00am
John Hiatt is certainly one of the most prolific songwriters of all time having penned hits for Bonnie Raitt, B.B King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and Three Dog Night. His skill with multiple genre’s including rock, country, blues and soul, solidifies his status as one of the founders of modern Americana, and a true songwriters’ songwriter.
His twenty second album is a unique collection of seventeen songs, at least two from each of the 8 albums released between 2000-2012…Continue