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"Hi Dennis, sorry, I never know how to press the right reply tag (among other tech shortcomings). I thought I heard that Loudon cut with Brother Ray instead of Dino in the lyrics, but maybe my mind isn't working correctly (not an uncommon…"
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Paul Wilner replied to Lost Hills's discussion 'The Poet Laureate of Alt. Country?'
"yeah, i guess keep the labels for the Campbell's soup cans. i think he's great, too ....Ray Charles is on the jukebox I guess/or maybe it's Tammy Wynette...."
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"I give Judd Apatow credit for including Loudon's tune in his film...loved "Gray In L.A.'' in "Knocked Up, "among others. As good as he is, I'd be hard pressed to call LW III, though. Maybe Poet Laureate…"
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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

Chet Flippo, Remembered

It was overshadowed by the news about James Gandolfini, but Chet Flippo, who had an enormous effect on rock journalism, basically bringing country into the mainstream, has just died.

I didn't know Chet , although we were Facebook "friends'' (whatever that may mean), but had enormous respect for his work, and the tributes pouring in from people's lives he touched are obviously…


Posted on June 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Live Concert Review – Bill Frisell, Hal Willner and Chloe Webb perform Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish’’ at SFJAZZ Center

It was a strange night in a strange week. At a time when it appeared that the world had (temporarily, one hopes) gone mad, “Kaddish,’’ Allen Ginsberg’s lament for his mad mother was being presented at the San Francisco Jazz Center, in an unusual collaboration between protean hipster music producer Hal Willner (no relation to yours truly, although we both probably have roots in the same Lithuanian village), with music composed and conducted by the multi-talented guitarist Bill Frisell, in a…


Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:30am

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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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