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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.

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Folk Alliance Finds 2014

It’s been about a month since the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, but I’m still listening to all kinds of music from the new albums I picked up there and I’m still buzzing from the intensely rewarding experience of hosting my own room. Actually, I hosted the room with two other organizations: Quicksilver Productions and 12X12 Management, and our room ended up being quite the late-night destination! There were some amazing all-star jams,…

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Posted on March 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

Dom Flemons - Po' Black Sheep

Since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops last year, founding member Dom Flemons has been busy. He's been touring around, opening for Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band and others, released a workshop video on How to Play the Quills, has been doing some powerful writing for outlets like Oxford American and recorded and toured with elder country blues statesman Boo Hanks. With 2014 rolling in like a hurricane, he's hard at work, now with a trio under his name and a new career focus.…

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Posted on February 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum

by Devon Léger

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The image of the anarchist has traditionally been an image of menace. Whether a black-clad, masked, bomb-throwing terrorist in the early 20th century, or a black-clad, masked, molotov-cocktail throwing rioter in the early 21st century, it’s remarkable how consistent the stereotype has remained over the years. The implied violence of these images lies at the heart of the fear many in authority seem to have for…

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies & Pepper Proud + Roger Miller

In December, Hearth Music celebrated Roger Miller's birthday with one hell of a tribute at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. The Roger Miller Tribute Night was a huge success, with a packed house, 14 of Seattle's finest musical acts performing their favorite Roger Miller ditties, and heartwarming highlights from the formidable Iaan Hughes (of KBCS) who shared photos, videos and stories of country music's favorite class clown! There was no greater pleasure and no greater…

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:30am

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Folk Alliance Finds 2014

It’s been about a month since the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, but I’m still listening to all kinds of music from the new albums I picked up there and I’m still buzzing from the intensely rewarding experience of hosting my own room. Actually, I hosted the room with two other organizations: Quicksilver Productions and 12X12 Management, and our room ended up being quite the late-night destination! There were some amazing all-star jams, bizarre impromptu…See More
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Folk Alliance Finds 2014

It’s been about a month since the annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, but I’m still listening to all kinds of music from the new albums I picked up there and I’m still buzzing from the intensely rewarding experience of hosting my own room. Actually, I hosted the room with two other organizations: Quicksilver Productions and 12X12 Management, and our room ended up being quite the late-night destination! There were some amazing all-star jams, bizarre impromptu…See More
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Dom Flemons - Po' Black Sheep

Since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops last year, founding member Dom Flemons has been busy. He's been touring around, opening for Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band and others, released a workshop video on How to Play the Quills, has been doing some powerful writing for outlets like Oxford American and recorded and toured with elder country blues statesman Boo Hanks. With 2014 rolling in like a hurricane, he's hard at work, now with a trio under his name and a new career focus. I'm…See More
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Dom Flemons - Po' Black Sheep

Since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops last year, founding member Dom Flemons has been busy. He's been touring around, opening for Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band and others, released a workshop video on How to Play the Quills, has been doing some powerful writing for outlets like Oxford American and recorded and toured with elder country blues statesman Boo Hanks. With 2014 rolling in like a hurricane, he's hard at work, now with a trio under his name and a new career focus. I'm…See More
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Bill Nowlin commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum'
"Strange timing - reading about musicians with anarchist ideals the very week my book was published - after 34 years. "
Feb 18
Steve Rauworth commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum'
"Regarding the fear that anarchism inspires, and not to advocate assassination, terrorism, or any mindless and unnecessary violence, when one considers the comparatively enormous suffering and death that has happened, and continues to happen in the…"
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Roland Stone commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum'
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The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum

by Devon LégerSANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The image of the anarchist has traditionally been an image of menace. Whether a black-clad, masked, bomb-throwing terrorist in the early 20th century, or a black-clad, masked, molotov-cocktail throwing rioter in the early 21st century, it’s remarkable how consistent the stereotype has remained over the years. The implied violence of these images lies at the heart of the fear many in authority seem to have for anarchists. Then again, an anarchist did…See More
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Hearth Music commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum'
"You know, Ed, I bet that ad comes from your interest in "No Depression". I was getting clinical anti-depressant ads for a while since I kept going to No Depression. Now I'm getting catheter Google ads. No clue where that comes from."
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Easy Ed commented on Hearth Music's blog post 'The Anarchist Folk Ideals of Blackbird Raum'
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Jon Pontrello of the Moondoggies & Pepper Proud + Roger Miller

In December, Hearth Music celebrated Roger Miller's birthday with one hell of a tribute at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. The Roger Miller Tribute Night was a huge success, with a packed house, 14 of Seattle's finest musical acts performing their favorite Roger Miller ditties, and heartwarming highlights from the formidable Iaan Hughes (of KBCS) who shared photos, videos and stories of country music's favorite class clown! There was no greater pleasure and no greater surprise that…See More
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Henry Jasen commented on Hearth Music's blog post '10 Albums I Totally Should Have Blogged About in 2013'
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Carol C commented on Hearth Music's blog post '10 Albums I Totally Should Have Blogged About in 2013'
"Some great recommendations here, thanks. You might be interested to know that Karine Polwart's 'Cover your Eyes' was written as a powerful comment against the controversial Trump golf course development in Aberdeenshire. See an…"
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At 2:26pm on November 10, 2012, Barbara Bruederlin said…

Hi Hearth Music,


Thanks for adding me!   Looking forward to chatting about music with you.

Barbara

At 7:29am on November 7, 2011, Lucky Mud said…

Thinking of Connemara,

We fly out for Ireland Wednesday morning. By Wednesday night I'll be driving out of Dublin headed west. And it's the West I long to see. Dublin is a necessity this year because we're bringing friends with us this time. Friends who've said for years, "we want to see the Ireland you love."
     Usually, Maggie and I would be settling into a house in Murrisk at the foot of the Reek, overlooking Clew Bay, with a car full of guitars, suitcases and bags of groceries from Tesco to stock the kitchen. Our itinerary would be gigs almost every night from Galway to Sligo and places to stay along the way.
     This time, a friend with a pub is giving us his upstairs bed and breakfast in return for a gig downstairs. Only in Ireland. So, I'll be cooking breakfast for twelve every morning then shuttling people around County Mayo, one of the loveliest places on earth.
    It'll be a very unstructured tour, with options to stay in bed, or to wander around Westport, a beautiful little town with pubs that would rival any in the country, from Campbell's Pub in Murrisk, near the Famine Ship, to Matt Malloy's downtown.
     Those who want to go will see Cong, where the Quiet Man was filmed, or The Museum of Country Life in Castlebar and, of course, the breath taking views in the hills of Connemara. The screaming winds, icy breath that feels so good because you know you're going into a toasty little pub for a bowl of hot soup and a slice of brown bread washed down with a pint of Guinness. Butter, a yellow so deep it's almost orange. You notice things like that in County Mayo.
     We'll spend an afternoon at the Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill for a little luxury before an evening with Donal McLynn in his pub in Sligo and an evening of great music around the peat fire.
     I'll write on our return, with news from County Mayo.
     Mike McKinney
     Lucky Mud

At 4:26am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hello there!

 

      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 11:53am on September 20, 2010, Adam Sheets said…
Hey. I got the CD today. Haven't listened to all of it yet, but so far it is great.

But I also have another hillbilly hip-hop artist for you to check out: Young Struggle from Asheville, North Carolina. I'm pretty close to his uncle Shooter Jennings (yes, Waylon's grandson is rapping), so I'm going to try to make a connection with him and get a review copy of his debut album. But what I've heard so far is promising.

http://www.myspace.com/youngstruggle
At 11:17pm on September 5, 2010, Adam Sheets said…
My e-mail is sheetsadam1@gmail.com
At 9:23pm on August 27, 2010, Adam Sheets said…
Re: Hillbilly Hip-Hop. Check out The Nappy Roots
At 6:47pm on May 20, 2010, Annaliese Moyer said…
Howdy first No Depression Friend! Thanks! Let me know if you have odeas about working together - I loves me some creative win-win-win!
At 6:32am on May 19, 2010, Mark Hosselton said…
Thanks! Very interesting organization you have here.
At 11:52am on April 1, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Devon - 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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