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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 Lucky Mud's discussion 'Who is the absolute best you've ever seen live?'
"Dave Alvin with any of his bands including the Blasters. Not a nostalgia act or self indulgent feed back solos."
Tuesday
L A Johnson commented on Jela Webb's blog post 'The Jayhawks at Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London, U.K. - July 18, 2014)'
"Good review but don't agree about Olson, his Creekdippers stuff was awful. Louris for me is the main Jayhawk."
Jul 24
L A Johnson commented on Kevin Bourke's blog post 'Neil Young and Crazy Horse Keep On Rocking in The U.K. - Liverpool Echo Arena (July 13, 2014)'
"Stand by my views, where's the songs? I saw Neil play this live in London ok he was still taking risks but self indulgent clap trap for me. Lacks any cohesion lasts 30 minutes too long and no killer songs."
Jul 18
L A Johnson commented on Kevin Bourke's blog post 'Neil Young and Crazy Horse Keep On Rocking in The U.K. - Liverpool Echo Arena (July 13, 2014)'
"Sorry but Greendale is a stinker! I've tried honest I'm sure there's a message in there trying to get out, at best 2-3 reasonable songs. I never play it."
Jul 18
L A Johnson commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'CSNY's History Lesson'
"All good points. The DVD is far too short and no reason why we haven't got a polished up version of the Wembley film. Young was at the top of his game - 69-79 he was peerless. Nash built a career out of this band and has fostered a lot of the…"
Jul 9
L A Johnson replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'What Are You Listening To?'
"Agreed Bellweather great record!"
Jun 20
L A Johnson replied to norm tandberg's discussion '5 live albums that changed my life'
"Dave Alvin 'Interstate City'."
Jun 1
L A Johnson replied to Plain Sense's discussion 'What is your favorite wet weather song?'
"'Rain On The Roof' Loving Spoonful"
Apr 29
L A Johnson commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)'
"You'll only need the first disc the rest can be filed with Simply Red if you have any if not file next to Abba & Queen. Let's not forget the real faces Marriott & Lane rip."
Apr 26
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"
Apr 20
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."
Apr 20
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

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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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