Henry Jasen
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What is your favorite Kruger Brothers album?

I found out that the Kruger Brothers will be on a cruise I'm interested in.  I had never heard them before, but I am now mesmerized by them.  I want to know from you cognoscienti out there which…Continue

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Started Apr 9, 2012


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Henry Jasen commented on Jim Lauderdale's blog post 'The Will to Play'
"It is a treat to see the comments of such a lauded artist.  Thanks for contributing and thanks for bringing our attention to Shuffler and Shelton.  I am sure their passing hurt."
Jul 1
Henry Jasen replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Bette Midler is Mary Rose Foster in "The Rose"."
Jun 18
Henry Jasen replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Annie Hall sings "Seems Like Old Times" at the denouement of the movie.  Lorelei Lee sings "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend" in How To Marry  A Millionaire."
Jun 18
Henry Jasen replied to Derek's discussion 'Favorite Movie Musicians?'
"Guy Patterson of the Oneders in "That Thing You Do".  "
Jun 17
Henry Jasen replied to Darius Rips's discussion 'Great songs, terrible voices'
"I guess most of you haven't heard Robert Hunter sing.  He wrote the lyrics and some of the music for most of my favorite Grateful Dead songs.  Going to hear him in concert is painful and only relieved by the nostalgia and the audience…"
May 14
Henry Jasen replied to Darius Rips's discussion 'Great songs, terrible voices'
"Tom Waits came immediately to mind because some of the songs are beautiful when sung by someone else.  They are also very much Tom Waits songs when he performs (sings is too strong a word).  They have a different meaning and mood when…"
May 14
Henry Jasen commented on Kyla Fairchild's video

AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

"How wonderful.  When will this be released? "
Apr 8
Henry Jasen replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"The Association had a great sound.  That kind of harmony continues to be successful.  There can't be any embarrassment there unless it's because "the girls like it too". "
Apr 6
Henry Jasen replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"After I posted about John Denver and read some of the other posts and objections, I have to rethink this.  A lot of the popular songs we feel "embarrassed" about had enough good things about them to make them popular.  John…"
Apr 6
Henry Jasen replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"I was surprised and only slightly embarrassed that I could sing along with the entire John Denver Greatest Hits album when it came on the sound system in a restaurant in Berlin, Germany a few years ago.  Take your pick Rocky Mountain High,…"
Apr 4
Henry Jasen commented on No Depression's blog post 'On the Occasion of Our Fifth Anniversary...'
"This is very exciting news.  I have been a fan of ND since it started (I've only been a fan of Kyla's since she was 10). I have also been a fan of Freshgrass for the last couple of years.  It is my favorite festival.  I feel…"
Mar 7
Henry Jasen shared Jerad Walker's video on Facebook
Feb 24
Henry Jasen commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'Pete Seeger's Dream Comes Alive'
"Thanks Ed, I'm 63 and I could feel every emotion you wrote about.  I'm glad you were there to tell us about it."
Jan 28
Henry Jasen commented on Tom Reney's blog post 'Dylan's Guitar: Credit Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield'
"Thanks.  what a wonderful piece. "
Jan 21
Henry Jasen commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'Songwriters on Songwriting: Casey Driessen'
"We've been Casey Driessen fans since the first time we heard him play with Jerry Douglass in New York.  He's a terrific musician."
Jan 10
Henry Jasen replied to Andrew Revkin's discussion 'Songs Rooted in History?'
"I'm surprised that no one has posted the Ballad of Jesse James.  It's a true folk song that has been recorded by everyone from Vernon Dalhart to Bruce Springsteen.  This coffee shop version gets at the folk spirit of the song. "
Jan 3

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FreshGrass 2013

I was waiting for someone more competent and with a longer tolerance for great music to post something about the FreshGrass Festival that took place on the weekend of September 20 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.  You will have to take my clumsy word that this was a fabulous festival, even if I missed parts of it.  Friday night started off with another great set by Sarah Jarosz, prodigy, song writer, multi-instrumentalist playing with her regular band, the great Alex Hargreaves…


Posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Serendipitously Stumbling on Songs that Sound Similar

I was taking my morning constitutional (If you don't know what that is google Harry Truman and search for constitutional) and listening to my iPod on shuffle.  I was thrilled to hear Richie Havens singing the Peter Yarrow song - the Great Mandala.  Here is the two of them playing it.


That was great, but then the very next songs starts out almost…


Posted on May 12, 2011 at 9:00am

Joy on Stage - Janis Ian, Natalia Zuckerman, David Grisman with Andy Statman Trio

This weekend my wife and I got out to listen to two fairly different performances in two fairly different venues, but featuring four outstanding artists in great shows.  What they shared was that the performers were clearly enjoying themselves.  This joy added to the quality of the performance and the connection between the performers and the audiences.  


The first show was Saturday night at a church a block from my home in Brooklyn Heights.  I wasn't going to miss Janis Ian,…


Posted on April 11, 2011 at 1:30pm

The Bent Strings

I was cruising Grooveshark.com and I came across a group of 20ish players called the Bent Strings. They play a quality bluegrass with new takes on old standards and some stuff of their own. They're from Greenville, SC and don't have a CD out...yet. Check them out at www.thebentstrings.com/

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 8:30am

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At 6:58am on February 19, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Henry,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments in a couple discussions here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

- Lucca at No Depression

At 3:44pm on August 29, 2010, Kyla Fairchild said…
Hi Hank- Just happened to see your knowledgeable, well written comment on the "covers" thread. Nicely put!
At 11:19am on January 4, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi Henry - 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!
At 5:54am on December 30, 2009, Henry Jasen said…
that is very touching. I never think that we have that much influence on anyone, even our own kids. You remember a couple of our favorites. By the way, Judy Collins was very prominent in our collection, but Joan Baez was not. I have been following ND online ever since you got started, but it took a nit-picky kvetch to get me to register.
Terri and I saw John Sebastian and David Grisman at the City Winery earlier this month. Great nostalgia and they can both still pick it. I think we've seen Sebastian live every 3 or 4 years or so since we saw him play solo on our second date in college, 39 years ago.
At 8:04pm on December 29, 2009, Kyla Fairchild said…
Hi Hank!! I was surprised and happy to see your comment today! Did you see the post about the Lovin Spoonful awhile back?


It really made me think about you guys and I almost posted a comment that John Sebastian was one of my earliest musical loves. At some point when you lived next door I borrowed a bunch of your albums and recorded them onto cassette tapes. I can't remember all of them but for sure Carol King, John Sebastian and The Lovin Spoonful were among the batch.

I think Donny Osmond might have come slightly before that (not from you!), but those were definitely right at the beginning of my musical discovery and love for music.


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