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Hal Bogerd commented on Jay Minkin's blog post 'New Album from John Fullbright Is an All-Star Selection'
"I loved the first album and would not call this a sophomore slump but it isn't grabbing me the way his debut did."
Jul 18
A blog post by Jay Minkin was featured

New Album from John Fullbright Is an All-Star Selection

It’s time for the mid-summer classic and many well-deserving artists deserve their day in center field. In 2012, John Fullbright released his debut record From The Ground Up, that brought much love to the then-24-year-old singer/songwriting phenom hailing from Okemah, Okla. Honored with my Male Artist of the Year selection, this firecracker kid with a piano, guitar, and harmonica hit stages across the country playing a roaring set of original tunes. After receiving a Grammy nomination for Best…See More
Jul 18
Jay Minkin posted a blog post

New Album from John Fullbright Is an All-Star Selection

It’s time for the mid-summer classic and many well-deserving artists deserve their day in center field. In 2012, John Fullbright released his debut record From The Ground Up, that brought much love to the then-24-year-old singer/songwriting phenom hailing from Okemah, Okla. Honored with my Male Artist of the Year selection, this firecracker kid with a piano, guitar, and harmonica hit stages across the country playing a roaring set of original tunes. After receiving a Grammy nomination for Best…See More
Jul 13
A blog post by Jay Minkin was featured

Otis Gibbs Bears Fruit with New Record Release

Otis Gibbs jokes around the house that he has done everything he can to remain obscure without realizing it. He has been hitting the pavement for the last 12 years, traveling through America and Europe, performing original music and garnering fans along the way. It’s true with just about everything that when luck, timing, hard work, and perseverance all converge at the crossroads, something special and magical happens. Well, all those things happened when the mail showed up with a package…See More
Jun 28
Jay Minkin shared their blog post on Twitter
Jun 28
Jay Minkin posted a blog post

Otis Gibbs Bears Fruit with New Record Release

Otis Gibbs jokes around the house that he has done everything he can to remain obscure without realizing it. He has been hitting the pavement for the last 12 years, traveling through America and Europe, performing original music and garnering fans along the way. It’s true with just about everything that when luck, timing, hard work, and perseverance all converge at the crossroads, something special and magical happens. Well, all those things happened when the mail showed up with a package…See More
Jun 25
Kevin Breeden commented on Jay Minkin's blog post 'Old 97’s Celebrate 20 Years with New Record Release and Tour'
"Old 97's are a great band, but I'm not crazy about this album.  Despite all the great reviews, I think it's their weakest.  I saw them in concert a few days ago and it was a typically great Old 97's performance.  …"
Jun 3
A blog post by Jay Minkin was featured

Old 97’s Celebrate 20 Years with New Record Release and Tour

Twenty years is quite the accomplishment for a rock and roll band.  Think about it. There aren't that many that have continued to make relevant music for two decades, let alone stayed together. With the release of their tenth studio album, Most Messed Up, the Old 97’s have crafted another alt-country, twangy pop rock record that should satisfy the taste buds of long-time admirers as well as garner new fans not familiar with the quartet.Originating out of Dallas, Tex., the distinguishable voice…See More
Jun 3
Jay Minkin posted a blog post

Old 97’s Celebrate 20 Years with New Record Release and Tour

Twenty years is quite the accomplishment for a rock and roll band.  Think about it. There aren't that many that have continued to make relevant music for two decades, let alone stayed together. With the release of their tenth studio album, Most Messed Up, the Old 97’s have crafted another alt-country, twangy pop rock record that should satisfy the taste buds of long-time admirers as well as garner new fans not familiar with the quartet.Originating out of Dallas, Tex., the distinguishable voice…See More
May 31
Will James commented on Jay Minkin's blog post 'Rachel Brown Album Hits the Mark Once Again'
"Nice writing as usual Jay. And don't miss Rachel at Douglas Corner in Nashville for Gram Parsons InterNational VII; after seeing her at Brothers for GIN Cleveland last year, I booked her on the spot. Great album, loved every cut!"
May 31
A blog post by Jay Minkin was featured

Rachel Brown Album Hits the Mark Once Again

What are we here for?  Is it a story from the heart or one that takes you someplace else?  Words put to music?  A tune’s introduction, an instrumental bridge, or is it the final chord?  For those that have been following along, I would say that we are here at ND for the songwriter. It was January of 2013 when I was not only talking up Rachel Brown’s Just Look My Way, but that her album ended up on my year-end “Best Of” list sharing company with the likes of nationally known artists like Kim…See More
May 31
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May 28
Jay Minkin posted a blog post

Rachel Brown Album Hits the Mark Once Again

What are we here for?  Is it a story from the heart or one that takes you someplace else?  Words put to music?  A tune’s introduction, an instrumental bridge, or is it the final chord?  For those that have been following along, I would say that we are here at ND for the songwriter. It was January of 2013 when I was not only talking up Rachel Brown’s Just Look My Way, but that her album ended up on my year-end “Best Of” list sharing company with the likes of nationally known artists like Kim…See More
May 28
Bryant Brabson commented on Jay Minkin's blog post 'Sturgill Simpson Does It His Way on Metamodern Country'
"What a great new album. I can't recommend it enough."
May 22
Michael Massimino commented on Jay Minkin's blog post 'Sturgill Simpson Does It His Way on Metamodern Country'
"Love Sturgill and this new album.  This is a warning shot to a staid, boring and formulaic industry.  Hopefully this gets all of us that are not quite marching in line a little more attention and new fans."
May 20
A blog post by Jay Minkin was featured

Sturgill Simpson Does It His Way on Metamodern Country

There is a new outlaw in country music and he is definitely the most wanted young hombre to blaze the Americana trail in quite some time. By sheer chance, I first heard Sturgill Simpson this past fall during the Americana Music Association festivities at the SXM radio studio in Nashville.  Mojo Nixon hosted “Americana’s Most Wanted” with Marshall Chapman, Mike Stinson, Bobby Bare, and Simpson doing a guitar pull.  So taken back from the few songs heard that afternoon, I changed my itinerary in…See More
May 19

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New Album from John Fullbright Is an All-Star Selection

It’s time for the mid-summer classic and many well-deserving artists deserve their day in center field. In 2012, John Fullbright released his debut record From The Ground Up, that brought much love to the then-24-year-old singer/songwriting phenom hailing from Okemah, Okla. Honored with my Male Artist of the Year selection, this firecracker kid with a piano, guitar, and harmonica hit stages across the country playing a roaring set of original tunes. After receiving…

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Otis Gibbs Bears Fruit with New Record Release

Otis Gibbs jokes around the house that he has done everything he can to remain obscure without realizing it. He has been hitting the pavement for the last 12 years, traveling through America and Europe, performing original music and garnering fans along the way. It’s true with just about everything that when luck, timing, hard work, and perseverance all converge at the crossroads, something special and magical happens. Well, all those things happened when the mail showed up with a…

Continue

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:30am

Old 97’s Celebrate 20 Years with New Record Release and Tour

Twenty years is quite the accomplishment for a rock and roll band.  Think about it. There aren't that many that have continued to make relevant music for two decades, let alone stayed together. With the release of their tenth studio album, Most Messed Up, the Old 97’s have crafted another alt-country, twangy pop rock record that should satisfy the taste buds of long-time admirers as well as garner new fans not familiar with the quartet.

Originating out of Dallas,…

Continue

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Rachel Brown Album Hits the Mark Once Again

What are we here for?  Is it a story from the heart or one that takes you someplace else?  Words put to music?  A tune’s introduction, an instrumental bridge, or is it the final chord?  For those that have been following along, I would say that we are here at ND for the songwriter. 

It was January of 2013 when I was not only talking up Rachel Brown’s Just Look My Way, but that her album ended up on my year-end “Best Of” list sharing company with the likes of…

Continue

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Sturgill Simpson Does It His Way on Metamodern Country

There is a new outlaw in country music and he is definitely the most wanted young hombre to blaze the Americana trail in quite some time. 

By sheer chance, I first heard Sturgill Simpson this past fall during the Americana Music Association festivities at the SXM radio studio in Nashville.  Mojo Nixon hosted “Americana’s Most Wanted” with Marshall Chapman, Mike Stinson, Bobby Bare, and Simpson doing a guitar pull.  So taken back from the few songs heard that afternoon, I…

Continue

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:24pm on October 29, 2013, Todd Partridge said…

Hi Jay,

Still looking for a No Depression Review for "Wicked Mountain".  I hope you had fun at the Americana Awards!

If you are interested, here is a free link to our new record:

go to:

    http://kingofthetramps.bandcamp.com/yum

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thanks! Todd

At 2:50pm on September 6, 2013, Todd Partridge said…

Hi Jay!  Ienjoyed reading some of your reviews. It looks like you have great taste in music.  I'm spreading the word about King Of The Tramps a roots/rock band from Western Iowa.  You can give it a listen here... www.kingofthetramps.com    I'm looking for reviewers for our new record Wicked Mountain and will send you a copy if you are interested! Thanks! Todd Partridge

At 8:59am on December 28, 2012, NoDepression said…

Hi Jay,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments 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 8:28am on November 25, 2012, Will James said…

Welcome Jay Minkin to Gram Parsons InterNational (as well as my other fun group The Americana In Not Country Group). At some point I want to put together a Gram InterNational in Cleveland, possibly on my way down to Nashville. I'll need input on Gram-inspired bands, besides Brent Kirby & the New Soft Shoe of course.

At 10:17am on December 28, 2011, Mary Ann Beach said…

Are you a musician Jay?  What kind of music do you enjoy?

 

At 3:04pm on December 2, 2011, Greg Reilly said…

Yeah, Jay, Tim Carroll writes really sharp lyrics and I really dig is ramshackle, Stonesy sound. There are some really clever songwriters around these days. Indeed, I reckon there has never been so much good music. It costs me a fortune, man! Have you heard of a bloke named Jonathon Burks? I try to turn everyone I can on to him. His album, Brown Paper Bag (all booze songs), is a cracker. A few of his albums you can download free. I exchange emails with him from time to time, he's a cool guy, too.

At 1:47pm on December 1, 2011, Greg Reilly said…

Yes, the Chambers' family has talent, man, including her dad and brother.

At 11:12am on August 26, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Jay - 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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