Now that we've joined the No Depression community, we thought it would be great to have a No Depression button for websites. You know, like those social networking Facebook/Twitter/Whatever buttons…Continue
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Hearth Music is a roots music promotion agency in the Northwest. We work with artists from around here or from around the US and Canada. We work to get their music in the hands of people who like good music.
On No Depression, we write about artists who we love but aren't currently promoting. If we break this rule, we'll let you know. Our No Depression page is a place to fall in love with new music and to learn about new traditions. Hearth Music's lead writer is Devon Leger. Formerly with Northwest Folklife, Leger founded Hearth Music in March 2010 and also founded the Seattle Folk Festival (Dec 9-11, 2011). Unless otherwise noted, Leger is writing Hearth Music blog posts on No Depression.
You can discover more of our favorite artists at the Hearth Music Online Listening Lounge.
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We helped Portland songwriter Ashleigh Flynn to get out her latest album, A Million Stars, after falling in love with her songs that rewrote the standard Wild West narrative from a feminine perspective. Knowing that she identified as gay, I was curious to know more about how the characters she found in the Wild West may have related to her own worldview, and…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2013 at 9:00pm
For the past few years, the lovely folks at Canyon Records, one of the most respected record labels for Native American artists, have been sending me packages, and I’ve been remiss in not writing more about the music. Canyon releases records at a prodigious rate, and the Native artists on their roster are extremely active, so it’s unfortunate that so little is written about Native American music in the mainstream press. Not…Continue
Posted on November 25, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments
Hearth Note: The Shiftless Rounders came on to the scene back when MySpace was all the rage, and they had a remarkably compelling byline that excited my youthful imagination: "If Kurt Cobain had been from West Virginia...." And then I heard "Pink," their version of the old mountain ballad Little Pink and I fell in love. Most folks cite the Harry Smith anthology or Dock Boggs as their moment when they glimpsed the dark, beating heart of American old-time music, but for me that…Continue
Posted on October 31, 2013 at 12:00am
Seumas Gagne is a well-known Scottish-American harpist and singer in Seattle, Washington, a community-organizer who's been happy to set up concerts and workshops in his home for visiting Scottish traditional artists and a passionate supporter of the Scots Gaelic language, though he lives far from this language's native homeland. His latest album, Baile Àrd, was a lovely collection of…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment