Due to an enrollment overload of adolescent baby boomers, I spent the first two years of my high school experience on double sessions. Interestingly, among that large sea of blemished teenage faces and new social experience, the number of black students to be found could have been counted on one hand. Black students were not barred by any particular discriminatory policy of the school, it’s just that Scottsdale Arizona in the early 70's was an overwhelmingly Caucasian…Continue
Posted on April 21, 2013 at 5:00am — 5 Comments
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the greatest Dobro player of all?
Faced with that query, most magic mirrors would probably respond by saying that Jerry Douglas has been, and is, the premier Dobro player of our time.
And who could argue?
As the featured soloist for the multi-Platinum, multi-Grammy, multi-(pick an award) Allison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas has been raising the bar for what passes as virtuosity on that instrument for decades now.…Continue
Posted on January 21, 2013 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments
The roots of the Christmas holiday go all the way back to Bethlehem some 2000 years ago. It was there, as the story goes, that a child named Jesus was born in a manger and lived to become the figurehead of one of the world's great religions, Christianity.
Many American roots musicians belong to the Christian faith, especially in the bluegrass genre. and their beliefs are often reflected in their music. Since No Depression is a non-denominational website (which means I don't…Continue
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