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Kenny Brent commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Tootsies Back Bar: Real Life & Country Music Ain't Pretty'
"Hello Holly.  I wanted to ask you some things about my old friend Patsy Bales Cox.  I'll go over to her story/blog you wrote.  I wanted to thank you for this blog, so so true, and I have just written a song, "Up On Tootsies…"
Mar 17
Jim Moulton commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini'
"Eloquent, as usual."
Nov 3, 2013
Julie Wenger Watson commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini'
"A beautiful tribute. Thanks for posting. "
Nov 1, 2013
TenLayers commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini'
"Damn nice, I mean really nice. Thank you for this"
Nov 1, 2013
A blog post by Holly Gleason was featured

RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini

He was beautiful. There was no way around it. Carved features, like Wild Bill Hickock with breeding, honey tangle of silky hair tumbling down past his shoulders – or restrained by an elastic, tie or leather thong. Those eyes, so piercing, curious, alive: looking not at, but into you, wondering and sizing you up... like all the great carneys do.You could fall into those eyes. Not like limpid pools, but some kind of fiery diamond. So electric, so alive. Maybe the most alive human you’d ever seen…See More
Nov 1, 2013
Holly Gleason posted a blog post

RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini

He was beautiful. There was no way around it. Carved features, like Wild Bill Hickock with breeding, honey tangle of silky hair tumbling down past his shoulders – or restrained by an elastic, tie or leather thong. Those eyes, so piercing, curious, alive: looking not at, but into you, wondering and sizing you up... like all the great carneys do.You could fall into those eyes. Not like limpid pools, but some kind of fiery diamond. So electric, so alive. Maybe the most alive human you’d ever seen…See More
Nov 1, 2013
Tom Young commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night'
"The best definition of Americana I've read yet!"
Jun 8, 2013
Larry Here commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night'
"Well, that sounds like a night I wish I had attended! And what a nicely written piece. Thanks much for posting."
Jun 7, 2013
A blog post by Holly Gleason was featured

Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night

Americana – as the big tent pitched by the Americana Music Association – is its own conundrum. Drawing an audience that’s decidedly 30+, it embraces an eclectic group of artists who have massive critical acclaim and yet have yielded no major superstars. Indeed, many of the hallmark artists are over 50; even the younger, break-out artists fail to bring younger fans in mass to the oeuvre.So how does one weigh its value? In a world of dollars and cents, market shares and demographic targeting, why…See More
Jun 4, 2013
Holly Gleason posted a blog post

Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night

Americana – as the big tent pitched by the Americana Music Association – is its own conundrum. Drawing an audience that’s decidedly 30+, it embraces an eclectic group of artists who have massive critical acclaim and yet have yielded no major superstars. Indeed, many of the hallmark artists are over 50; even the younger, break-out artists fail to bring younger fans in mass to the oeuvre.So how does one weigh its value? In a world of dollars and cents, market shares and demographic targeting, why…See More
Jun 3, 2013
A blog post by Holly Gleason was featured

Lost & Gone: Tim Hensley + George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer & Christopher Hanna Ripple On...

Working On A Building Tim Hensley, George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer, Christopher Hanna Ripple On…I’m at the Rhiga Royale, now called the London. Once upon the time, it was the high, but not most nosebleed expensive rock & roll hotel: a place where Billy Gibbons and I once passed the night talking about heaven only knows, where running a “Regis & Kathie Lee” performance with a young client, Nanci Griffith heard my laugh and ran up to hug me.Twenty years ago, Patty Loveless and I sat at the…See More
May 7, 2013
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May 3, 2013
Holly Gleason posted a blog post

Lost & Gone: Tim Hensley + George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer & Christopher Hanna Ripple On...

Working On A Building Tim Hensley, George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer, Christopher Hanna Ripple On…I’m at the Rhiga Royale, now called the London. Once upon the time, it was the high, but not most nosebleed expensive rock & roll hotel: a place where Billy Gibbons and I once passed the night talking about heaven only knows, where running a “Regis & Kathie Lee” performance with a young client, Nanci Griffith heard my laugh and ran up to hug me.Twenty years ago, Patty Loveless and I sat at the…See More
May 3, 2013
Low level Working Girl commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Tootsies Back Bar: Real Life & Country Music Ain't Pretty'
"Holly seems as though your are quite the music critic/songwriter and you are an incredible storyteller. I cant help but wonder why your bio states  "Music critic, songwriter, midwifer of dreams and general embracer of life... Tell me your…"
Mar 25, 2013
Ramona LaBarre commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Buddy Miller + Jim Lauderdale: Old Friends, Hometown, Pure Music Mercy Lounge, Nashville, 1 March 2013'
"Saw them here in Pennsylvania last month - fantastic show and much as you so wonderfully describe it here, Holly!  They are the Real Deal! "
Mar 12, 2013
Terry Roland commented on Holly Gleason's blog post 'Buddy Miller + Jim Lauderdale: Old Friends, Hometown, Pure Music Mercy Lounge, Nashville, 1 March 2013'
"Thank you, Holly, for this.  You nicely illustrated the value of such a long-term friendship bond connected by music. I saw the two in 2011 at Mercy Lounge. They have great musical chemistry.  "
Mar 12, 2013

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RIP Sherman Halsey & the Crazy Carny Circus of Country Music's Fellini

He was beautiful. There was no way around it. Carved features, like Wild Bill Hickock with breeding, honey tangle of silky hair tumbling down past his shoulders – or restrained by an elastic, tie or leather thong. Those eyes, so piercing, curious, alive: looking not at, but into you, wondering and sizing you up... like all the great carneys do.

You could fall into those eyes. Not like limpid pools, but some kind of fiery diamond. So electric, so alive. Maybe the most alive…

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Posted on November 1, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night

Americana – as the big tent pitched by the Americana Music Association – is its own conundrum. Drawing an audience that’s decidedly 30+, it embraces an eclectic group of artists who have massive critical acclaim and yet have yielded no major superstars. Indeed, many of the hallmark artists are over 50; even the younger, break-out artists fail to bring younger fans in mass to the oeuvre.

So how does one weigh its value? In a world of dollars and cents, market shares and…

Continue

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Lost & Gone: Tim Hensley + George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer & Christopher Hanna Ripple On...

Working On A Building

Tim Hensley, George Jones, Lilly Pulitzer, Christopher Hanna Ripple On…

I’m at the Rhiga Royale, now called the London. Once upon the time, it was the high, but not most nosebleed expensive rock & roll hotel: a place where Billy Gibbons and I once passed the night talking about heaven only knows, where running a “Regis & Kathie Lee” performance with a young client, Nanci Griffith heard my laugh and ran up to…

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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Buddy Miller + Jim Lauderdale: Old Friends, Hometown, Pure Music Mercy Lounge, Nashville, 1 March 2013

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have been friends so long, making a record seemed almost beside the point. They’ve played in each other’s band, recorded each other’s songs and followed each other from New York to LA to Nashville, and along the way done a fine job carving out the sonic roots and origins of today’s Americana movement.

But time teaches people to honor their core, seek those things that are overtly pleasurable. Thankfully, Buddy…

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Posted on March 7, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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At 4:23am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Holly

 

      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 10:19am on December 21, 2010, Paul Darkovich said…

From someone that didn't stay close to the music some of the old friends this says a lot about what I missed

 

Thank you all

At 4:44pm on August 21, 2010, NoDepression said…
Hey Holly 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).

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At 12:57pm on August 19, 2010, Will James said…
Holly, welcome to No Depression and I join Kyla in thanking you for the great content. Just wanted to invite you to join my ND Group, Area Code 615 (Nashville) and provide any content and discussion you wish. Thanks, Will James
 
 
 

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