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Ron Myhr commented on Jake Schepps's blog post 'Bill Frisell and “The Great Flood”'
"Too bad, I'd kind of looked forward to a Frisell versionof In A Silent Way! You'd probably like his Nashville CD.  A while ago now, but very nice.  And, of course, his work on the Majestic Silver Strings, Buddy Miller's…"
16 hours ago
Ron Myhr commented on Jake Schepps's blog post 'Bill Frisell and “The Great Flood”'
"Can you give a link for the In A Silent Way you are referring to?  The original Miles Davis has John McLaughlin on guitar."
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Ron Myhr commented on Jake Schepps's blog post 'Bill Frisell and “The Great Flood”'
"And now I see from an article on ND that Frisell is working with Lucinda Williams, and that a full album of the collaboration will be released early next year.  Does the man ever sleep?"
Friday
Ron Myhr commented on Jake Schepps's blog post 'Bill Frisell and “The Great Flood”'
"One's head can spin trying to get a handle on Frisell.  I've been recently thinking about him a lot, not actually because I was trying to think about him, but because he was coming up in so many different contexts. I'm very fond…"
Friday
Ron Myhr replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"I thought it was neat when my son, who wasn't so much as a remote glimmer in anyone's eye back in the Gordon/Wray days, discovered rockabilly.  Quite independently of me.  I was able to point him to those early albums.  Very…"
Jul 21
Ron Myhr commented on Sad Songs Keep The Devil Away's blog post 'Jenny Scheinman - The Littlest Prisoner (Album Review)'
"Nice review, now I don't have to do one! I love Jenny Scheinman and everything she does.  Since she does mainly jazz instrumental work (on her own or as one of Bill Frisell's go-to band members) that's mainly what I know her as,…"
Jul 21
Ron Myhr replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"I saw him twice with Link Wray, at least once was at the most appropriate possible venue in Toronto, the El Mocambo (Stones, Blondie, etc)."
Jul 21
Ron Myhr commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'Best Albums of 2012 Closeup: Anais Mitchell - 'Young Man in America''
"Hah.  Here I am, born at the start of the baby boom, and this is one of my favorite albums of the last few years.  Delicious and potent and good for you.  Not just for under-40s. It's useful to note that the cover picture is of…"
Jul 11
Ron Myhr replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'What Are You Listening To?'
"That song with Ryan Adams is on the Trinity Revisited recording, which comes with both a CD and a DVD.  The DVD concert recording is outstanding, with great 5.1 sound and lots of the special ambience of the Trinity Church where it was recorded.…"
Jul 11
Ron Myhr commented on Skot Nelson's blog post '2014 in Music: The Year So Far (Album Reviews)'
"Nice, helpful.  I have South, have had for some time, but I can't say I've yet listened closely.  Must do. As a prairie boy myself (that was a long time ago) I think I really must get the Del Barber album; my son just the other…"
Jul 11
Ron Myhr commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"I should make it clear that I really like the new record and the new line-up.  Change is the lifeblood of music, inevitable and desirable.  I'll still miss Tania and Scott and Jordan, though."
Jun 23
Ron Myhr replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'What Are You Listening To?'
"I've been listening to a recording from a few years ago, the Tim Posgate Hornband, the album Banjo Hockey.  It never gets old.   There was a great review and interview with Tim posted here,…"
Jun 23
Ron Myhr replied to Randy Brown's discussion 'What Are You Listening To?'
"I love that Trinity Revisited album, for Ryan Adams, but also for Natalie Merchant and for Vic Chesnutt who guested as well, and for the original band which is in fine form at the church where the eoriginal Trinity Sessions was recorded.  The…"
Jun 23
Ron Myhr commented on Dustin Ogdin's blog post 'Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders (Album Review)'
"Jayme Stone has a new project underway, involving the music collected by Alan Lomax.  I'm really looking forward to this, and hope his Kickstarter project works.  Check it…"
Jun 23
Ron Myhr commented on Michael Bialas's blog post 'Welcoming Back the (Mighty) Duhks: An Interview With Leonard Podolak and Jessee Havey'
"Nice article Michael.  I will admit that I'm sad to see Tania Elizabeth out of the picture (although she, too, claims to be a lifelong Duhk).  She always seemed to me to be at the core of the old Duhks, and she was very involved in…"
Jun 20
Ron Myhr commented on Rick J Bowen's blog post 'Colleen Rennison - See The Sky about to Rain (Album Review)'
"Just got this album, haven't listened to it yet.  Even more motivation. Good one to download from zunior.com, cheaper then iTunes, with a lossless (flac) option at no extra cost. Joni Mitchell a BC native?  Nope, born Fort McLeod AB,…"
Jun 14

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Great music cheap!

I see that the Zunior.com music site is having a boxing-day sale, including a number of albums that have been featured here on ND.  It's only $4.44 for very good-quality (usually 320kbps) rips, $2 additional for full CD quality.  Paypal accepted. 

Includes Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, Amelia Curran, Ruth Minnikin, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jenn Grant, Whitehorse, Old Man Luedecke, Jim Bryson, Danny Michel, etc. 

A great chance to stock up on fine artists at a real discount, and…

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Posted on December 26, 2012 at 3:00pm

Christmas Music 2012

Well, it's that time of year;  time to hear the repetitive sound of Christmas song schlock everywhere we go.  So let's have something of a corrective to that joy-destroying experience. 

What are your favorite worthy Christmas recordings, ones that you, the sophisticated rootsy populace, actually like to hear and to play during the holiday season?

I'll start with a few of mine, some new to me, others going back years.

First, and first only because it's old (and good,…

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

CD Review: "Kings and Queens" by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Male/female duets;  on the one side Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, Cassandra Wilson, Patti Scialfa, Serena Ryder, Amy Helm and sundry accomplished sisters;  on the other Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.  I was worried.

 

 

I've been a fan of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings for many years, and look forward to the new releases with eager anticipation.  I'd heard a duets…

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Posted on August 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

CD Review: "Tell My Sister" by Kate & Anna McGarrigle



 

Kate & Anna McGarrigle are the iconic Canadian folk duo at the center (with many others) of the seventies folk revival.  Accomplished songwriters and wonderful performers, they were contemporary with (and influenced) the early careers of stars like Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur and Linda Ronstadt.  All performed their songs and used their harmonies;  Linda Ronstadt had a huge hit with Anna's "Heart Like a Wheel".  But no one did the McGarrigle's songs like the… Continue

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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At 2:20am on April 8, 2013, John Apice said…

Ron...Sloan Wainwright may not be a spring chicken but she IS younger than I am -- therefore: the "young lady" remark has no weird be-littling. Besides, even if I didn't know her age, her "truly affecting vocal style" -- as you put it -- doesn't make her sound as if she is that "elderly." If you know what I mean. Respectfully, John

At 1:57pm on December 7, 2012, NoDepression said…

Hi Ron,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comments and blog post 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!

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At 9:13am on August 12, 2011, Tom said…

Ron,  no hurry.  I'm just always looking for new ideas.

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Cheers, Tom

 

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