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"Great job team!  Can't wait to see the new site and all the new features! Most people don't realize that staying on Ning wasn't a viable option for the future so this change to our own platform was the only way No Depression…"
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Bon Iver - I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time

I do not own the rights to this. I thought is was awesome, and wanted to share it.
Jul 15
Kyla Fairchild commented on Shawn Edward Cote's blog post 'An Interview with Jillpoke Bohemia Creator Shawn Cote, Conducted by Himself'
"I've always been impressed by your comic strip and wondered about you and it.  Thanks for the great interview!"
Jul 8
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London Grammar - Full Performance

http://KEXP.ORG presents London Grammar performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 30, 2013. Songlist: Hey Now Strong Interlude
Jul 2
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Uncle Tupelo - St Louis, Mo (5/1/94 Full Set)

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Jun 29
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Uncle Tupelo - St Louis, Mo (5/1/94 Full Set)

No Depression/ Chickamauga/ Watch Me Fall/ Grindstone/ Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down/ Fifteen Keys/ Long Cut/ Anodyne/ New Madrid/ Slate/ Atomic Power/ Postcard/ Gun/ High Water/ Acuff-Rose/ True to Life/ We've Been Had/ Give Back the Key To My…
Jun 29
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Volcano Choir - "Comrade"

"electronic voice amplifiers make my nose and ears hurt!"
Jun 24
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FreshGrass Presents... Lake Street Dive - Rabid Animal

FreshGrass Presents: LAKE STREET DIVE Filmed and Directed by Mason Jar Music at FreshGrass 2013 Audio by Mason Jar Music Produced by FreshGrass New Album BAD...
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Irene Kelley - "Pennsylvania Coal"

Irene Kelley performing "Pennsylvania Coal" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe on 12.07.2011
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Volcano Choir - "Comrade"

Volcano Choir performs "Comrade" in an old tannery in Milwaukee, WI.
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Pokey LaFarge - Lovebug Itch

From - You Don't Know Me Rediscovering Eddy Arnold
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Caitlin Rose - "Own Side"

"Love this - great tune, great video. Thanks, Kyla!"
May 31
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Caitlin Rose - Own Side

Fresh from playing Glastonbury, Nashville-born country star Caitlin Rose visits the Guardian's studios to perform an exclusive live version of her song Own Side...
May 31
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The Michael Bloomfield Story - part 1

"He was and he is the best one ever for me. I would give some time of my own life in exchange to have him back for a while..."
May 30
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May 29
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Judee Sill - The Kiss (1973)

"I loved her music.  I've seen this video before, but it's been awhile.  I wore out my vinyl copy of her first album the year it came out, and I wasn't in the least disappointed in her second one.  It's a shame she…"
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Welcome to the No Depression website! I'm the publisher of No Depression, at least that's what my business card says. I'm not sure that term is really all that accurate in this age of new and evolving business models for journalism. I prefer to think of myself as the steward of No Depression because really it belongs to all of you who make this place a vibrant engaging source of roots music news and information.

I hope you enjoy your time here. Please tell your friends and if you have thoughts or ideas on things you'd like to see, or things you think we could be doing better please drop me a line in the comments below.

Click here to read more about the history of No Depression.

Here are links to some interviews I've done over the last couple years as No Depression has evolved from a print publication to this community website. The Well Rounded Radio podcast is a particularly good overview of my past with the magazine, some of what it took to make this website a reality and some of my thoughts on the future of print publishing and the digital space.

Q&A with Kyla Fairchild - TechFlash and the Puget Sound Business Journal
In online move, 'No Depression' finds voice of its community - October 2010

Well Rounded Radio Podcast Interview with Kyla Fairchild
I met with Fairchild in Seattle spring of 2010 to discuss:
* how she made her way into the publishing and advertising biz
* why she decided to take the leap to publishing No Depression online
* what she's learned being a pioneer in the field
(To Listen click the arrow in the orange bar under the No Depression logo at the bottom of photo)

No Depression Festival preview and interview with Kyla Fairchild - Seattle Times
"No Depression Festival is a Musical Education in Americana" - August 2010

Kyla Fairchild Style Profile - City Arts Magazine August 2010

20 minute interview with Kyla Fairchild - KUOW/NPR
"The Legacy of No Depression" - April 2008

No Depression Uproots, Moves to Web
- Seattle Times October 2008

Music Magazines Struggle as Ad Dollars Disappear - NPR February 2008

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Kyla's 2013 Top Ten Favorite Albums

1) Phosphorescent - Muchacho


2) Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Daze


3) Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In…


Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Rest in peace sweet Mary Schuh

I'm saddened to report that No Depression's long time office manager, Mary Schuh, passed away last night. Mary was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt Jakob, a rapidly degenerative, fatal brain disease, about a month ago.

Those of you who were subscribers to the print magazine, bought back issues or t-shirts from us, made a donation, or received an invoice or payment from us have crossed paths with Mary.   She has been the backbone of No Depression since we went into print back in…


Posted on September 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Suwanee Springfest 2013 Lineup (March 21-24)

Suwannee Springfest will celebrate it's 17th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fl March 21-24.

The festival is proud to welcome nearly 50 acts to this year's line-up which  includes Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Leftover Salmon, Keller & The Keels, Donna The Buffalo, The Travelin' McCourys and many more.

Jim Lauderdale is on the lineup again this year!  Here's a video of Jim…


Posted on January 9, 2013 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Kyla's Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2012

 1. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar

 2. Shovels and Rope - O' Be Joyful

 3. Rayland Baxter - Feathers & Fishhooks…


Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Sasquatch Festival 2012 Lineup

One of the most anticipated days of the year in my household is the announcement of the Sasquatch Lineup. It's been a family tradition to head over to the Gorge every Memorial Day Weekend for Sasquatch.

Lots to be excited about on this lineup! I'm most looking forward to Jamey Johnson, Bon Iver, Vintage…


Posted on February 3, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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At 8:21am on January 29, 2014, Steve Chapin said…

Thanks Kyla.  Do you know where on the Web I can get a list like that?

At 8:11am on January 29, 2014, Steve Chapin said…

Kyla:  Can you send me your top 50 alternative country songs of all time?  I really respect your opinion.  Thanks.  Steve Chapin

At 3:29pm on December 9, 2013, Kieron Corrigan said…

Thank you Kyla  - I got a lot a catchin up to do and I found some great stuff already!

At 6:14pm on September 20, 2012, Mark Harding said…

Hi Kyla

You should think of visiting our festival next year 9/13-15/2013. It started as a bluegrass festival in Cusick now it's in the Newport City Park and we are starting to bring in other Americana (acoustic + drums). we almost quadrupled (to almost 1000) this year since our Association took over. Our budget is still small so we are trying to find decent bands willing to come from as far as Seattle and Missoula. If you know of a cool band not to far away have them give us a call. We will book 15 bands for next year. Look us up at www,

I will also follow up on your letter and investigate your suggestions. What part of the world are you, Seattle? I'm in Kettle Falls, WA

Thanks for writing back.

At 10:35am on June 7, 2012, greg daniel said…

Very impressive page and blog Kyla.  Really like it.

At 10:07am on May 23, 2012, W E B said…

Kyla: thank you for the name change assistance it worked out swell, I hope NASA doesn't figure out how good I am with computers and try and recruit me now..... I simply don't have the time lol 

At 10:41pm on January 24, 2012, Joseph Filippazzo said…
Good old American roots music is getting to be a list art! I'm only trying to rediscover! LOVE this site:)
At 6:37am on December 9, 2011, John Matthews said…

Thanks for the reply.  I'll see what I can do with it - using some of your suggestions!


At 10:52am on November 29, 2011, Michael Perry said…

No problem Kyla, I know how these spammers work. I like the look of the site, and already recognise a number of my favourite artistes featured, Ray Davies and Arlo Guthrie just to the left of my comment here. Looking forward to getting to know the site.

At 9:57am on November 29, 2011, Ries de Vuyst said…

Thank you very much Kyla!



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