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Why isn't Dave Alvin an Americana Legend or is he?
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Recent post on the UK leg of the tour confirm Dave Alvin's place in any lists of the last 20 plus years - the only mystery is why he's never asked to play on Jools Holland etc. He's the best live act…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Kuhn Apr 28, 2012.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse new record 'Americana' due 5th June
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It's a covers record of traditional songs, including God Save The Queen...on paper looks like a stinker hope I'm wrong! ( EDITORS NOTE: The full album is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Wilner Jun 2, 2012.

Dave Alvin's expanded 11 11 due in April
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We are happy to announce the upcoming release of an expanded edition of Dave Alvin's album Eleven Eleven, out April 17. The expanded edition of Eleven Eleven boasts nearly three hours of music and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bikramjeet singh Mar 13, 2012.

Wilco v Jayhawks
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Two influential bands release new records this month. Wilco have a fine back catalogue and The Jayhawks are trying to recapture their earlier sound, Marc Olsen found himself done a cul de sac with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clyde Barrows Aug 30, 2011.

 

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L A Johnson replied to Chaz Stoll's discussion 'Name artists who you think deserve wide recognition...please!'
"Grand Drive Justin Currie Bob Delevante Elwyn"
Monday
L A Johnson replied to Chaz Stoll's discussion 'Name artists who you think deserve wide recognition...please!'
"Yup got all Bellwether records, there's a band in UK called Dropkick who sound as good with some creaking songs."
Monday
L A Johnson replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Rodney Crowell 'Tarpaper Sky ' brilliant."
Apr 13
L A Johnson replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"As a Londoner none of JB's lyrics really apply we can never see the road and the sky. But his 70s records stand up against even Neil Young's seminal work from that decade. Don't start me on Warren Zevon one of the top 3 American…"
Apr 10
L A Johnson replied to Lost Hills's discussion 'Great artists who only made one great album'
"The Sutherland Brothers 'Lifeboat'"
Apr 9
L A Johnson replied to Lost Hills's discussion 'Great artists who only made one great album'
"Surfs Up is a great record."
Apr 6
L A Johnson replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Yep Ave Alvin & Rory Gallagher. Randy Califonia."
Apr 6
L A Johnson commented on Chris Martin's blog post 'The Deadfields 'Often Wrong, Never In Doubt' has something for everyone'
"Don't forget Chicago Transit Authority were there!"
Apr 6
L A Johnson commented on Henry carrigan's blog post 'Looking Into Jackson Browne'
"Excellent overview. Late For The Sky & For Everyman stand alone as classics. I've been disappointed by his last few records and although his output has declined his early work is timeless."
Apr 5
L A Johnson commented on Jim Morrison's blog post 'Bruce Springsteen's Revival Show'
"Bruce is mainstream. Love the bloke although High Hopes was sort Meatloaf meets Bruce? For me Dave Alvin & Band are the best live act at the moment, Bruce's fans tend to be let's the t-shirt on and wait for the hits! The mainstream…"
Mar 21
L A Johnson replied to norm tandberg's discussion 'Does anyone else know Ronnie Lane's solo career in the 70's?'
"Ronnie Lane has been overshadowed by the less talented Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood. With Steve Marriott they were the Small Faces a great British band. Both died too young whilst we are left with the egos of Wood & Stewart."
Mar 15
L A Johnson commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young lets us ride his new Pono'
"Interesting that the Pono PR machine had all these rock star endorsing the product (Stills, Crosby, Browne, E Harris, Sting! , Mumfords, MMJ etc but the normal punter was nowhere to be seen. Vinyl mono to Pono ? If the songs are good enough it…"
Mar 14
L A Johnson commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young lets us ride his new Pono'
"Great discussion and well balanced in contrast to Neil Young's Thrashers site. Pono will not improve any of his duds from the last 20 years of which there are several."
Mar 14
L A Johnson commented on Ken Paulson's blog post 'Blood, Sweat and Tears: Their story in singles'
"Al Kooper's Child Is The Father To Man stills sounds good. Chicago Transit Authority stands up as a classic."
Mar 13
L A Johnson commented on Ed Karn's blog post 'Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail'
"Does Neil Young know he's using petrol?"
Mar 7
L A Johnson commented on Jela Webb's blog post 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (DVD Review)'
"Highly recommended, a great documentary. A great talent obscured by Crosby & MCGuinn but the real songwriter of The Byrds."
Feb 18

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At 7:24am on March 28, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi LA,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comment in a discussion here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

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At 6:04am on November 19, 2010, Michael Connor said…
Personally, Andy, I'd put it this way: " Relevant like Neil Young."

I think Neil's "Greendale" was a masterpiece of relevancy- the album, the film and the stage show. One of the most relevant works of the last ten years.
I too am a John Mellencamp fan.
I love Lonesome Jubilee and Scarecrow. I'll look forward to hearing his latest.
At 11:48am on April 1, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Andrew - Welcome to the No Depression community! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
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