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Ever since we announced that No Depression had been acquired by FreshGrass back in March, we’ve heard from many of you with questions, concerns, and ideas about the future of this website and the community that gathers here. We created a forum topic at that time so we could organize these comments and refer to them frequently, which we have done as we’ve developed…Continue
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 11 Comments
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The Jayhawks have long been one of the most beloved bands in the roots, alt-country, and Americana spectrum. Their early albums were some of the most influential in the form and, as they moved from a decidedly alt-country bent into the realms of cleaner rock and pop, they cemented their place among the definitive practitioners of the…Continue
Posted on July 8, 2014 at 12:30am — 50 Comments
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It could be argued that Old Crow Medicine Show's song "Wagon Wheel" is one of the most frequently covered songs of the millennial folk and roots music boom. The tune, which began its life under the pen of Bob Dylan and was polished off by OCMS, certainly boosted the band to stringband stardom, such as it is. Since then, OCMS has forged a career at the forefront of a new folk revival, sawing and…Continue
Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:30am — 38 Comments
[NOTE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Jeff Fister, Lynne Patterson and Jeff Newport, who will receive a copy of this album. Thanks to everyone who entered!]
If Americana music had a recipe of influences, it's safe to say it would include a significant serving of the Allman Brothers Band. As one of the leading forces in what's typically considered Southern Rock, the Allmans blurred the line between country music and rock and roll, using sweet and infectious…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2014 at 2:30am — 79 Comments
Cowboy Jack was one of the most beloved country and Americana artists of his generation. For proof, just look at the list of artists who showed up to lend a hand on his final album: John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, T Bone Burnett, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Dan Auerbach, Leon Russell, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dickie Lee, Shawn Camp, Dierks Bentley, Jim Rooney, Jim Lauderdale, Will Oldham, his daughter Allison Clement, and more.…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments
Leon Russell's career as musician and singer-songwriter has spanned roughly a half-century, from his teen years playing in a band with JJ Cale, to backing up everyone from Freddie King to the Byrds and Glen Campbell; collaborating with Newgrass Revival, Nashville Symphony, and Elton John; and, of course, a slew of incredible solo albums.
This week, he releases his 37th album, titled aptly Life Journey, one…Continue
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 1:00am — 86 Comments