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Kevin Breeden commented on Ed Karn's blog post 'Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail'
"Rod has made more consistently excellent albums, including this one, than just about anybody I know in the Americana world. Plus he's one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet. "
Mar 8
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
A blog post by Ed Karn was featured

Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail

Rod Picott has been friends with Slaid Cleaves since they first met in the 2nd grade in the Maine town of South Berwick where they both grew up. Slaid left South Berwick went to Tufts University and eventually ended up moving to Austin, Texas with wife Karen in  1991, where he has lived and recorded since then. Picott left Maine and spent a few years in Colorado, before moving to Nashville in 1994. Where spent several years playing at local clubs and sharpening his skills as a songwriter, he…See More
Mar 7
Joel Weir commented on Ed Karn's blog post 'Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail'
"Love the tune Mobile Home off this record. Got to see Rod at Knuckleheads Saloon in KC and pick his brain a little. Great guy. Great songwriter.  "
Mar 5
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Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail

Rod Picott has been friends with Slaid Cleaves since they first met in the 2nd grade in the Maine town of South Berwick where they both grew up. Slaid left South Berwick went to Tufts University and eventually ended up moving to Austin, Texas with wife Karen in  1991, where he has lived and recorded since then. Picott left Maine and spent a few years in Colorado, before moving to Nashville in 1994. Where spent several years playing at local clubs and sharpening his skills as a songwriter, he…See More
Mar 2
A blog post by Ed Karn was featured

New American Roots Music from England's Rattleshack

So there once was a group of musicians that lived back in the woods, and they played traditional American roots music, with story songs about, hangings, murder, and moonshine running, with titles like "Hillbilly Hick", and "Sons O'Dixie". After the release of their début album, they will be touring throughout the country playing dates in Rougham Suffolk, Cambridge, Wisbech, Cambs and in October they will be playing sets both days at the Prickwillow ploughing festival and country fair near Ely,…See More
Jul 22, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

New American Roots Music from England's Rattleshack

So there once was a group of musicians that lived back in the woods, and they played traditional American roots music, with story songs about, hangings, murder, and moonshine running, with titles like "Hillbilly Hick", and "Sons O'Dixie". After the release of their début album, they will be touring throughout the country playing dates in Rougham Suffolk, Cambridge, Wisbech, Cambs and in October they will be playing sets both days at the Prickwillow ploughing festival and country fair near Ely,…See More
Jul 19, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

Sean Burns - Cold Beans and Broken Eggs

So after "Whiskey Glass", the first song on Sean Burns' recent album Cold Beans and Broken Eggs, I thought I was listening to another great Texas troubadour, but then I questioned that thought, when the second song started with.....Sean Burns - Tumbleweed2tumbleweed gaining speed across Saskatchewan dust in my brain it's two weeks since I…See More
Jul 13, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

Arthur Lee Land is Cracked Open and finds he’s “Good Enough”

One of the artists that I've been listening to lately thanks to the Euro Americana Chart, is Arthur Lee Land and his latest release Cracked Open and I've enjoyed it. Land is a Lyons Colorado based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and unforgettable Loop Artist. From his website:Electro-Americana may best describe Arthur Lee Land’s eclectic fusion of folk-rock, AfroGrass (worldbeat/bluegrass) and electronica, but cannot fully explain…See More
Jul 3, 2013
A blog post by Ed Karn was featured

Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be

Ok, so the other night I wrote that for me the most important aspect of the music I listen to, is the quality of the musicianship of the artists. I like music where the vocals almost take a backseat to the music.When I listen to music, I want to hear the individual instruments  not just a blending of all the instruments together. I live for the solos!! I wrote "Give me a tight bluegrass band with a great mandolin, banjo or dobro player and I'm a happy camper". Well, after listening to…See More
Jul 1, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be

Ok, so the other night I wrote that for me the most important aspect of the music I listen to, is the quality of the musicianship of the artists. I like music where the vocals almost take a backseat to the music.When I listen to music, I want to hear the individual instruments  not just a blending of all the instruments together. I live for the solos!! I wrote "Give me a tight bluegrass band with a great mandolin, banjo or dobro player and I'm a happy camper". Well, after listening to…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

Today in Music - 1944 - Happy Birthday, Jesse Winchester!

“Have you talked to Jesse Winchester? You can’t talk about the best songwriters and not include him.” ~ Bob DylanWay back in the early 70s my then girlfriend told me I had to listen to this new singer-songwriter that she loved Jesse Winchester. She particularly loved the song "Yankee Lady". I listened she was right and through the years I've become the bigger fan! Today we celebrate Jesse's 69th birthday! It is a birthday that last year…See More
May 17, 2013
A blog post by Ed Karn was featured

CD Review - Trout Steak Revival "Flight"

So if you're like me and sometimes you need some good old-time mountain music, check out Trout Steak Revival! Their latest album Flight, is now number 15 on the Folk DJ Charts and it's a good one! The band calls Denver Colorado home and members hail mostly from Colorado and the mid-west. The band formed in 2009 after extensive close friend jam sessions during backpacking trips and backyard parties.Band members include: Steve Foltz (Mandolin, Guitar),…See More
Feb 13, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

CD Review - Trout Steak Revival "Flight"

So if you're like me and sometimes you need some good old-time mountain music, check out Trout Steak Revival! Their latest album Flight, is now number 15 on the Folk DJ Charts and it's a good one! The band calls Denver Colorado home and members hail mostly from Colorado and the mid-west. The band formed in 2009 after extensive close friend jam sessions during backpacking trips and backyard parties.Band members include: Steve Foltz (Mandolin, Guitar),…See More
Feb 10, 2013
A blog post by Ed Karn was featured

CD Review - David Luning "Just Drop on By"

Cross-posted from:Me, Myself, Music and MysteriesOk so last night I was checking out some of the Music Charts that I regularly visit to find new music and on the Freeform American Roots Chart (FAR Chart) couched among many albums at number 16 was Just Drop on By a self-released album by David Luning. I give it the 30-60 second test and it passed with flying colors and went…See More
Jan 24, 2013
Ed Karn posted a blog post

CD Review - David Luning "Just Drop on By"

Cross-posted from:Me, Myself, Music and MysteriesOk so last night I was checking out some of the Music Charts that I regularly visit to find new music and on the Freeform American Roots Chart (FAR Chart) couched among many albums at number 16 was Just Drop on By a self-released album by David Luning. I give it the 30-60 second test and it passed with flying colors and went…See More
Jan 22, 2013

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Rod Picott - Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail

Rod Picott has been friends with Slaid Cleaves since they first met in the 2nd grade in the Maine town of South Berwick where they both grew up. Slaid left South Berwick went to Tufts University and eventually ended up moving to Austin, Texas with wife Karen in  1991, where he has lived and recorded since then. Picott left Maine and spent a few years in Colorado, before moving to Nashville in 1994. Where spent several years playing at local clubs and sharpening his skills as…

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Posted on March 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

New American Roots Music from England's Rattleshack

So there once was a group of musicians that lived back in the woods, and they played traditional American roots music, with story songs about, hangings, murder, and moonshine running, with titles like "Hillbilly Hick", and "Sons O'Dixie". After the release of their début album, they will be touring throughout the country playing dates in Rougham Suffolk, Cambridge, Wisbech, Cambs and in October they will be playing sets both days at the Prickwillow ploughing festival and country…

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Posted on July 19, 2013 at 12:30pm

Sean Burns - Cold Beans and Broken Eggs

So after "Whiskey Glass", the first song on Sean Burns' recent album Cold Beans and Broken Eggs, I thought I was listening to another great Texas troubadour, but then I questioned that thought, when the second song started with.....

Sean Burns - Tumbleweed2

tumbleweed gaining…

Continue

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 1:00pm

Arthur Lee Land is Cracked Open and finds he’s “Good Enough”

One of the artists that I've been listening to lately thanks to the Euro Americana Chart, is Arthur Lee Land and his latest release Cracked Open and I've enjoyed it. Land is a Lyons Colorado based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and unforgettable Loop Artist. From his website:

Electro-Americana may best describe Arthur Lee Land’s eclectic fusion of folk-rock, AfroGrass…
Continue

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:00am

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At 4:39am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Ed

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 2:05pm on January 16, 2011, Peewee Moore said…

Hey Ed thanks for being a friend. I'm a Touring Independent Austin Texas Outlaw Honkytonker that needs your support! I'm always looking for new places to play so please let me know if you know of any. I have a Critically Acclaimed CD "The Leaving Side Of Gone" available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/peeweemoore and my next tour kicks off February 2nd and hits locations in TX, NM, AZ, CA, NV. Be sure to spread the word if you know anybody in those states. My official website is www.peeweemoore.com I hope to see you around!

-Peewee Moore

 

"If I were to trace the genealogy of the country music Outlaw, it would start with Bobby Bare, roll through Willie & Waylon and that whole gang, follow Cash through the late 90′s, and end up in the country music underground with people like Peewee Moore as possibly the perfect example of the Outlaw lineage in the present day"
-Kyle Coroneos, www.savingcountrymusic.com

At 5:26am on August 31, 2010, Jeanne Murrin Wilkinson said…
Ed, I like this post on Paul Thorn. He is for real. My husband and I never miss a chance to see him, and we listen hard between his songs as well. Like Fred Eaglesmith, he'll have us belly laughing -- and with tears in our eyes -- all in one show!
At 12:38pm on May 18, 2010, Chris Harkness said…
Ed,
Check out Mike Stinson performing "Square With The World" on Honky Tonk Happy Hour and let me know what you think...
At 5:57am on April 21, 2010, Jefferson Ross said…
Thanks for the befriending, Ed! LOVE your comments! Cheers-Jefferson
At 11:13am on February 25, 2010, Moreland & Arbuckle said…
Thanks for the kind words! We love the support
At 2:03pm on February 11, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Ed - 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!
Kim
 
 
 

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