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Paul Simon & Sting touring together - WTF??
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Mar 24.

Luella and the Sun - hmmmmmm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Bogerd Jan 4, 2013.

Uncle Tupelo & The Jayhawks
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim C Nov 23, 2011.

Greg Brown - missed the boat, not thrilled that I did
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Margaret Aug 8, 2011.

R.L. Burnside - traditional and not so traditional
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Oct 13, 2010.

Un or under-heralded guitarists
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Moulton on Friday.

1970's & early '80's Marshall Tucker Band - guilty pleasure or good country/blues rock?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lyndon Bolton Aug 3, 2013.

 

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Jim Moulton replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Tom Crain"
Friday
Alan Balfour replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"I've been following this discussion in the hope of seeing the name Lonnie Johnson. "When you mention guitar, the first thing I think of is Lonnie Johnson (B.B. King). Thankfully recently published is a book about Lonnie his life, times and…"
Apr 10
L A Johnson replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Yep Ave Alvin & Rory Gallagher. Randy Califonia."
Apr 6
Bruce Brantley replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"you said a mouthful"
Apr 6
Jack replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"The Pleasure Barons did an under rated over the top version of Take A Letter Maria on that record. Country Dick got a few things off his chest."
Apr 6
Hal Bogerd replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Dave Alvin (The Pleasure Barons) covering Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Gangster of Love". "
Apr 6
Hal Bogerd replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Johnny "Guitar" Watson was WAY ahead of his time in 1954. . "
Apr 6
Billy Morrison replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Rory Gallagher anyone?"
Apr 6
Billy Morrison replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"nooooo!"
Apr 6
Jack replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
""Likes" being in witness protection program?"
Apr 5
Bruce Brantley replied to Jack's discussion 'Un or under-heralded guitarists'
"Under-appreciated guitar players: Dead Guys: Big Bill Broonzy, Mike Bloomfield, Danny Gatton, Lenny Breau, Jeff Healy My new guys:Scotty Anderson, Pat Donohue, Don Ross, Adrian Legg Live guys: Thad Beckman, saw him with Tom Russell and he did a…"
Apr 5
Jack replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"Am also not a fan of the idea of a "Like" button.  It's an easy way out.  Much prefer comments that state a point of view and the rationale for that point of view.  Makes for conversation, which is central to this site.…"
Apr 5
Jack replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Ear worms - songs you hate but you still know all the words!'
" Hal, you went nuclear right out of the box, but here's a smooth jazz version of Eye of the Tiger by Jim Peterik's Lifeforce"
Apr 3
Jack replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"If I ever read another article here or elsewhere about Gram Parsons (no offense, Will), Neil Young, etc.  it will be much too soon. There just isn't much left that needs saying about many of the giants of roots music, at least not to…"
Apr 3
Jack replied to Jim Moulton's discussion 'What CD are you looking forward to being Released?'
"Rudy, my understanding is that for Record Store Day on 4/19, there will be a special edition vinyl EP of some of the new Dave/Phil record.  Supposedly it's two 45 size platters played at 33, one song per side.  I guess the full album…"
Apr 2
Jack replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"Wichita Lineman? Rhinestone Cowboy, sure, but Wichita Lineman is an all time classic."
Apr 1

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Jack's Blog

Never Mind The Grammy's, Here's Pat McLaughlin

Each year the Grammy's evoke the usual wide range of responses from disgust to indifference to praise.  Whatever.  It's the music industry's big wet kiss to itself and I expect a stew of the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of who is nominated, who wins, and what gets televised. That's just how it is. So, in the wake of the Grammy hoopala, here's an appreciation of Pat McLaughlin, one of my very favorite performers, an extremely talented songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist.  The kind…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — 45 Comments

Phil Alvin hospitalized and recovering

Phil Alvin nearly left the proverbial building a few weeks ago when difficulty breathing turned quickly into an inability to breath, resulting in an emergency life saving tracheotomy and a week or so in ICU.  He remains hospitalized in Valencia, Spain.  The Blasters were on a tour of Europe, and the band has been with him.  He's said (by his brother Dave at his own show last night) to be recovering nicely with golden vocal cords intact, and is expected home in a week or so. Here's a series…

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Posted on July 2, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Pet Peeve: the term "Americana" music - what precisely does it mean?

The term "Americana" gets used more pervasively on this site than does "billion" by our congressmen, and I tend to wonder if either word is truly understood.  "Americana" appears to include a billion different things and exclude very few.  The more I read and hear the word "Americana" as applied to music, the more I understand where the "whatever that is" used by the No Depression magazine came from, though the answer is no more clear now than it was then. 

Before continuing, let me…

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Posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:00am — 80 Comments

Record Stores With Actual Inventory of NEW Music - Where Art Thou?

As a teenager in Buffalo during the 70's, the early days of my music buying, er, hobby, like in most cities, there were many record store chains and mom and pop shops. You could find wondrous things fairly easily. The store clerks were fountains of knowledge. Except the ones touting Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Kansas. Around 1976, the Record Theater opened on Main St. in University Plaza across from the University of Buffalo. I recall them advertising the best possible selection with "over… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 29 Comments

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At 12:26pm on January 23, 2014, W E B said…

Hi Jack, I never did get The Next 5 Miles as the only new copy available was going for $30.00 before shipping costs and a used copy was $18.00 and im not keen on used.

I like his material but i figured that was a little to steep.

Hope things are well with you and thanks for checking in. I am off to see Johnny Flynn tomorrow night in Michigan at a fairly small venue ( they can never be too small for my liking)  I am hoping to see and hear a good show.  

WEB

At 8:29am on January 3, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Jack,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments on a blog post 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 8:59am on March 26, 2012, Guy Neal Williams said…

If you really want to know about Chuck asking to have comments deleted, I'll tell you.  Added up to considerable friction between old friends.  Good call on James Deprato -- little sucker's hot isn't he?

At 6:37am on January 21, 2012, Hal Bogerd said…

Gooey ducks and 1 lb hotdogs......WFT would Freud say....or my wife?

I'm gonna have to stop posting pictures of food that looks like a penis.

Hal

At 4:51am on January 13, 2012, Lucky Mud said…

Jack,

     thanks for writing. This place is a great little neighborhood to hang around in. A great place to learn things, too.         Mike

At 8:23pm on December 29, 2011, Hal Bogerd said…

Hey Jack-

Will you nominate my unrecorded album for a Grammy?

Hal

At 8:03am on June 4, 2011, Rick Shea said…

hi Jack, I'll be in Scotland for the 4th of July this year, sorry to miss it and Fitzgeralds, I'm hoping to get to Chicago soon, maybe the fall, I hope all is good and thanks for staying in touch, best, 

Rick Shea

At 7:15am on September 3, 2010, Rick Shea said…
hi Jack, Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate them. I'd love to get back to Oak Park again, I miss Fitzgeralds, let me know if you're out this way, best for now,
Rick Shea

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