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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Iarla Ó Lionáird has a preternatural ability to change the way we hear traditional music. Heir to the rich and ancient tradition of Irish sean-nos singing (unaccompanied ballads in the Irish language), he's turned this insider musical art form (often performed in pubs with closed eyes and near-trance like energy) into the arena shows of his former band Afro-Celtic Sound System. He's didn't do this by changing the tradition, but…Continue
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Young Tennessee old-time fiddler/banjo player Joseph Decosimo’s album, Sequatchie Valley, is one of my jealously guarded treasures. It’s an album filled with unexpected delights: beautiful tunes and songs learned directly from elder musicians from Joseph’s home state. The fiddle tunes are often beguiling: the softly loping rhythms of Bob Douglas’ tune “Jenny in the Cotton Patch” wind their way as if…Continue
Posted on April 23, 2013 at 10:00am
Let me first say that I hate folk-pop music. God, how I hate it. I hate it because invariably the folk is the smallest consideration in the equation. It's usually just standard pop music with one acoustic guitar in the mix. Or now, with a banjo. Hell, I don't even really like "folk" music that much. Too often "folk" means Martin guitar-slinging singer-songwriter with overly simplified emo songs. What I like is music that feels like it's made with…Continue
Posted on April 12, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments