First Spin is a carefully chosen series of albums available for full exclusive preview only on NoDepression.com.
Visit this page to keep track of the 2-4 albums per month which will be selected for exclusive advance stream. Though the albums chosen for this feature are subject to approval from ND staff, this is a sponsored feature. First Spin features are written by ND Community Manager Kim Ruehl or by volunteer bloggers within the community as noted. Each exclusive stream will be available for a short time only (usually 1-2 weeks) after which the feed will disappear. Be sure not to miss your chance to hear some of the best new Americana/roots/indie/alt/country/rock music around, before it's available anywhere else.
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Portland-based singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn has been earning her way up the folk/roots/Americana totem pole for years, playing her heart out in cities around the country. Like many on the Portland scene, Flynn seems to pull from a bottomless source of inspiration - including bluegrass, country, and folk, but also indie rock and other styles - to fashion songs which are as heartfelt as they are both fun and…Continue
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:30am — 11 Comments
Back in the '90s, when No Depression (the magazine) was just starting to rev its engine, a little band from Raleigh, NC, called Six String Drag earned praise from Peter Blackstock. He called the band's debut album "too good to be overlooked." Six String Drag earned a few more mentions in the magazine, then split up before the decade was up.
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 19 Comments
By Kim Ruehl
For years at Christmas, the music-loving crowds in Austin, Tex., have been lapping up the delicious harmonies and sweet, natural musicality which seems to magically happen when Kelly Willis and her husband Bruce Robison take the stage together. Eventually, it was bound to happen that the couple would become as beloved in their duo work as they have with their solo efforts.
Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:00am — 57 Comments
It’s not hard to figure out what’s great about the new John Driskell Hopkins album: the combination of tough-as-nails roots country with hard-picking bluegrass is simply irresistible! Hopkins is best known as the bassist in the Zac Brown Band, but he’d been toiling away for years as a singer-songwriter in…Continue
Posted on January 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments