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Preview of the Monterey Americana Festival: Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, and Thousands of People

In general, I'm not big on festivals -- music or otherwise. The thought of wading through people on blankets brings on agoraphobia, and I miss the comforts of home almost immediately.

Woodstock: fahgeddabout it, or, as Tom Waits once said, "Never touch the stuff." I did  attend Monterey Pop while a mere high school youth, but my friends and I were only able to score tickets for Ravi Shankar's set (everyone kept looking around to see if George Harrison would show; he didn't)…


Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Aoife O'Donovan and Liz Longley at Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, Calif.

A showman's life ain't no easy gig, as has been well documented by better men and women than I.

Aoife O'Donovan made it down to Mill Valley last night, god bless her, after an eight-hour one-woman drive from Ojai. At long last, she landed at Sweetwater Music Hall -- the venerable Marin mainstay that has been revived (and relocated) through the good efforts of Bob Weir, among others -- and gave it her all and then some.

Sporting a black top and black leather shorts on the summer…


Posted on June 12, 2014 at 12:00am

Jesse Winchester

(Editor's note: According to the Toronto Star and Winchester's Wikipedia page, Jesse Winchester has not passed away. Our thoughts are with Jesse and his family in light of the confusion and…


Posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Days and Nights Festival: Through A Glass, Gladly

While our national "leaders'' go through their Kabuki dance inWashington, gesturing wildly at shadowy villains of their own imagination, it's heartening to see other models arising: communitarian, artistic, generous.

As usual, California seems to be ahead of the curve, enacting sensible immigration laws, providing health care and focusing on workable and humane solutions. Just this weekend, as No Depression readers know well, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, with its plethora…


Posted on October 5, 2013 at 12:00pm

Magic, Madness and Myth in Monterey

The ghosts of the past were all over the place – after all, this is the place where Janis, Jimi and Otis tore up the place at the Monterey Pop Festival, which coincidentally recently celebrated its 45th anniversary -  but the mood at the first annual Monterey Americana Festival this weekend was definitely in the here and now.

Although the event,  headlined by cultural hero of the moment Jason Isbell, was criminally underattended, despite lots of good ink in the local…


Posted on June 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

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At 1:16pm on January 19, 2014, Kevernacular (Kevin Lynch) said…


It's always good to have intelligent, literate friends on NoDep.



At 10:14am on December 10, 2013, Richard P. Kronstedt said…

Just saw your friend request....great posts & Blog....I am all about Roots/AMericana/NuGrass/IndieFolk....

At 7:26pm on August 13, 2013, Peter Turner said…

Thanks for your invitation.

Peter in Australia

At 2:33pm on August 9, 2013, ART WILMETH said…

Any time Paul.


At 11:07am on August 9, 2013, ART WILMETH said…
Thanks for the friend add Paul .
At 6:16pm on April 21, 2013, Joe Owers said…
Hello Paul! Have enjoyed reading your blog and your video posts.Good subject matter.Keep them coming! Joe O.
At 8:07am on March 2, 2013, victor pearson said…

Hi Paul ,

You're probably right about the Janis comments in Stanley's book..hippie sloppiness against  the sort of tightness and flash necessary to hold a down home crowd ,  Thought she'd have been hip to this beforehand , though . Confess I was not a fan..still got the Big Brother album(Cheap Thrills) which I wanted for the Crumb sleeve .

So much music , so little time...

Best wishes, 


At 6:49am on December 24, 2012, Christie said…

Thank you for 'Friending' me!  


At 5:37pm on October 26, 2012, Jim Moulton said…

Thanks for your Friend request!!!


At 11:24am on October 23, 2012, Houston Jones said…

Thanks so much for your friend request!

All the best,


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