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Arlene commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'Clearwater Festival 2014: Paying Our Last Respects'
"I had a wonderful time at this year's festival but I don't understand why it has to be "either/or?"  Why shouldn't Clearwater focus in the future on environmental activism AND continue to honor the…"
Jun 27
Arlene commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the Compilation Album All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman'
"My favorite concert memory was in March or April of 2007 at The Beacon Theater in NYC when New York Yankee great Bernie Williams came out and played with the band on "Who's Been Talkin'.""
May 9
Arlene replied to Daniel Wheeler's discussion 'Americana show on G.A.C or maybe C.M.T ?'
"I don't know if this is what you are thinking of but about a decade ago, CMT used to have a show called "Unplugged at Studio 330"  which consisted of folks and groups like Buddy Miller, Old Crow Medicine Show, The…"
Apr 17
Arlene replied to Meghan ('s discussion 'Best Current Country Music Being Made By Women?'
"It deprends how you define country--In addition to the ones you've already mentioned,  for me, some others: Sarah Jarosz, Iris DeMent, Abigail Washburn, Patty Griffin Kelly Willis, Amanda Shires,  Rosanne Cash, Zoe Muth, Nora…"
Feb 19
Arlene replied to Andrew Revkin's discussion 'Songs Rooted in History?'
"Chuck Brodsy- "Moe Berg: The Song"   Emmylou Harris- "My Name is Emmitt Till"   Bob Dylan- "Who Killed Davey…"
Feb 14
Arlene replied to Terry Roland's discussion 'Remembering Pete Seeger... Please share your remembrances, favorite songs, concerts, etc.'
"My father, who passed away in 2005, used to love to tell the story of how, in 1956, during the period in which Pete Seeger was blacklisted, the Scarsdale Friends of the Library invited him to give a concert for children. The performance…"
Feb 7
Arlene replied to Dave Crotts's discussion 'When Would You Like to Have Been A Fly On The Wall......'
"- The Bristol Sessions in 1927, the big bang in country music; -Gerde's Folk City in 1961 attending Bob Dylan's first professional performance; -the church in Montgomry, Alabama in 1963 when  Mavis Staples and her…"
Jan 24
Arlene replied to Lyndon Bolton's discussion 'Americana in NYC'
"The City Winery,  Joe's Pub and Rockwood Music Hall are almost certainly your best bests but also check the schedule at Hill Country Barbecue30 W. 26th St.New York, NY, 10010"
Jan 22
Arlene replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'That's A Cover?'
"I had thought that "Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor" was written by Gillian Welch when I first heard her album, Soul Journey.  Then I heard a version by Doc Watson and assumed that Gillian Welch was covering Doc…"
Jan 17
Arlene commented on David Osborne's blog post 'Albert Lee's 70th Birthday Bash – The Canyon Club (Agoura Hills, California – Jan. 9, 2014)'
"Thanks for the review.  I so wish I could gave attended this show.  BTW-- the "impersonation" on piano would have been of Glen D (no period) Hardin, not Harding, who was in Elvis's band, as well as Emmylou Harris's."
Jan 14
Arlene replied to Lucky Mud's discussion 'Who is the absolute best you've ever seen live?'
"Springsteen. That is all."
Dec 30, 2013
Arlene commented on Lee Zimmerman's blog post 'Lauderdale Live Hits All the Right Notes on its First Try'
"FYI. In the second photo that's Amanda Shires grinning and fiddling next to Mr. Amanda Shires. :)   If fans were lucky, she'd have performed her own set at Lauderdale Live."
Dec 30, 2013
Arlene commented on No Depression's blog post 'ND Year-End Readers' Poll: What Are Your Ten Favorite Albums of 2013?'
"1. Jason Isbell- Southeastern 2. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison- Cheater's Game 3. Various Artists- Divided and United: The Songs of the Civil War 4. Patty Griffin- Silver Bell 5. Guy Clark- My Favorite Picture of You 6. The Milk Carton Kids-…"
Dec 6, 2013
Arlene replied to newsgirlstacy's discussion 'Meeting the band: What do you say?'
"In 2005 or 2006 I attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco and while I was sitting in the audience at the Rooster stage very near the front watching Kane, Welch & Kaplan, a guy with a…"
Dec 4, 2013
Arlene replied to Nick's discussion 'Awesome Documentaries about roots/independent musicians'
"I enjoyed the Jim Lauderdale documentary, "The King of Broken Hearts."   Also,  there are a number of very good documentaries about  specific bluegrass artists: "Bill Monroe:  Father of Bluegrass" "Earl…"
Nov 12, 2013
Arlene commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'What Do You Think About When You’re Singing?'
"I don't know who originated the line but as Emmylou Harris once advised Lucinda Williams regarding singing: "style is a product of your limitations.""
Nov 12, 2013

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5-12-11 Kate McGarrigle Tribute Concert in NYC's Town Hall

I originally posted this review for an Emmylou Harris discussion board, which is why part of it focuses on her, but I thought I'd cross-post here:


I attended Thursday's tribute to Kate McGarrigle at Town Hall in NYC. It was a remarkable concert, alternately and simultaneously bittersweet, joyous, heartbreaking, raucous, and ultimately, life affirming, but never sentimental. In short, it was a fitting celebration of an extraordinary woman who left us far too soon.…


Posted on May 15, 2011 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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At 7:30am on May 23, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Arlene,

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!

- Lucca at No Depression

At 11:55am on December 15, 2011, Kyla Fairchild said…

I wish there was a "like" button on the site for comments!

At 2:07pm on March 11, 2010, russ said…
Hey Arlene,

i didn't know if you had heard about this, but if you haven't, hold on to something!
Great news... as in move over Hardly Strictly!

Nashville to host National Folk Festival 2011-2013

At 8:15am on September 14, 2009, Sammo said…
Hi Arlene -

If you want to check out
some great local Country/Alt-Country
or, in my case, Mutated Hyperdriven Americana
I'm playing this Thursday night at 8pm
at the 6th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival.

I'm psyched to play at the BCMF and there are some great acts on the bill w/ me that night.

Hope to see you there!
Say hi to me after the show and I'll give you a free copy
of my new "Vagabondage" CD.

Here's the info:

The 6th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival
@ Southpaw
125 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: $10
At 10:32am on April 22, 2009, No Depression said…
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