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Toot Blues

In the late 1980s, Timothy Duffy, a penniless North Carolina musicology student, set out to document and preserve traditional southern roots and blues music. On his travels from Winston-Salem's drinkhouse music scene, an off-the-grid hotbed of…
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Garrison Starr (ft Pj Pacifico) - Gin & Juice

this is a cover of Snoop Dogg's Gin & Juice recorded and remade by Garrison Starr featuring Pj Pacifico.
Kyla Fairchild commented on Mike Seely's blog post 'Slide Guitar Is Better Than Virtually Anything, But Especially These 25 Things'
"All I can say is that this calls for some Cindy Cashdollar bad assery: "
Keith Harrison commented on Kyla Fairchild's video

AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

"Looks great -- thanks."
Apr 12
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AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

"Available to purchase or rent at the ususal places.  Looks great...thanks Kyla"
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Kyla Fairchild commented on aplscruf's blog post 'Rodney Crowell Promotes Tarpaper Sky in Seattle'
"Shoot, I had no idea this show was happening or I would have been there!  Probably lots of people who didn't hear about it would have attended."
Apr 10
Kyla Fairchild commented on Kyla Fairchild's video

AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

"Looks like it already had a limited run and is available for purchase on the film website. Not sure if it's on Amazon or Netflix but probably will make it's way there eventually."
Apr 8
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AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

"How wonderful.  When will this be released? "
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Shovels & Rope - Gasoline

"Love their raw "sloppy-tonk" harmonies!"
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Jeff Tweedy On Portlandia

"So funny, thanks for posting Stacy.  Have you seen this one?  "
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A video by Kyla Fairchild was featured

AKA Doc Pomus (Documentary Trailer)

Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance…
Apr 7
Kyla Fairchild replied to No Depression's discussion 'Ideas, suggestions, or concerns about what's next on ND?'
"Love the brainstorming!  That's the purpose of this thread so please keep the ideas coming.  I've always thought it would be great to have an ND Podcast. Not sure how that fits into future plans but it's helpful to know what…"
Apr 7
Kyla Fairchild commented on Paul Wilner's blog post 'Jesse Winchester'
"Please do Terry, that would be great to read. "
Apr 6
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Vandaveer - Fistful of Swoon

"you sure brought a truck load of heat with this one Kyla"
Apr 6
Kyla Fairchild commented on Neil Ferguson's blog post 'In Memoriam: David Lamb of Brown Bird (Interview)'
"I've been so sad all day hearing the news about Dave.  Of all the bands I've discovered in the last few years Brown Bird is right up there with a small handful of my favorites.  I was so honored that they agreed to play our No…"
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John Peel's record collection in interactive online museum - what are your favorites?
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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
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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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