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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.
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Well it's only June, but I'm going to call it and say that the award for Weirdest/Most Gonzo Roots Music Recording of 2013 will be a tie between the madcap sea chantey compilation Son of Rogue's Gallery and the unprecedented collaboration The Uncluded, which joins the anti-folk of Kimya Dawson with motormouth hip-hop MC Aesop Rock. Here are a few thoughts on each of these strange releases and why they're so oddly compelling.
Posted on June 13, 2013 at 4:00pm
Posted on June 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments
We're back again with our annual guide to the hugely humongous Northwest Folklife Festival, this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2013. This is the largest community music festival in the nation, with (last I checked) 800+ bands, 25+ stages, and so much music and dance that it's physically impossible to see even a small fraction of the things you'd like to see. Now, some people like to wander around the festival, a…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:00am
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
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments