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Ron Myhr commented on Henry carrigan's blog post 'Linda Ronstadt – Duets (Album Review)'
"I've always loved Linda, and her generosity -- she gave a real lift to Kate and Anna McGarrigle when she recorded Anna's Heart Like A Wheel.  No reason she shouldn't be in the Rock hall of fame, she's been a presence in the…"
Apr 11
Ron Myhr commented on Alan Harrison's blog post 'Red Pine Timber Company - Different Lonesome (Album Review)'
"Just downloading now, and looking forward to a listen.  I do, however, have reservations about "Americana" bands from elsewhere who affect the accent in their songs.  A major offender is Fred Eaglesmith, fake accent on prominent…"
Apr 4
Ron Myhr replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"Really?  You're embarrassed to like Midnight At The Oasis?  Weird.  Great song, as is the even racier (for the time) "Don't You Feel My Leg".  I've loved Maria Muldaur forever, and think her career is one…"
Apr 4
Ron Myhr commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'On Ancient History, Nickel Creek, and the Sometimes Necessary Genrefication of Music'
"I wish I was going!"
Apr 3
Ron Myhr commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'On Ancient History, Nickel Creek, and the Sometimes Necessary Genrefication of Music'
"I had some correspondence with Leonard Podolak of the Duhks recently, and apparently a reunion album is in the works and at least partly funded (more crowdsourcing).  I do believe that it's at least partly recorded as well.  I've…"
Apr 3
Ron Myhr commented on Kim Ruehl's blog post 'On Ancient History, Nickel Creek, and the Sometimes Necessary Genrefication of Music'
"Great article about great musicians.  Thanks! But just a gentle reminder re: "We posture about no clear American culture, but the earliest Americans - voluntary and forced immigrants from Europe and Africa, mostly. . ." The…"
Apr 1
Ron Myhr commented on Bill Kopp's blog post 'Dave Van Ronk — Inside Dave Van Ronk (Album Review)'
"I thought the movie was great.  For me, it was great in the sense that it nicely evoked a time and place and ambience, perhaps not completely accurately.  Zillions of folk singers, many competent, not all of them great.  That's…"
Mar 28
Ron Myhr commented on Bill Kopp's blog post 'Dave Van Ronk — Inside Dave Van Ronk (Album Review)'
"I agree that it's a nice movie and should be seen.  But I think the reality is that Llewyn in fact just didn't have "it" -- I agree with the producer, "I don't see much money here".  Competent, but a dime…"
Mar 28
Ron Myhr commented on Bill Kopp's blog post 'Dave Van Ronk — Inside Dave Van Ronk (Album Review)'
"My intro to Van Ronk was what I think was the next album after Inside, "Just Dave Van Ronk".  Worth hunting out, although it's never been released on CD as far as I know.  It IS available on iTunes in a decent version.…"
Mar 28
Ron Myhr replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"The harmony singer (mixed well back) on Catherine MacLellan's version is Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, who also does the tasty guitar bits."
Mar 27
Ron Myhr replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"Well, the topic IS songs we're embarrassed.  But I agree with the others here, I still like Ann Murray and her version of this song.  But I do draw the line at Danny's Song, which I like much better in the original Loggins and…"
Mar 27
Ron Myhr replied to David Johnson's discussion 'Song(s) you're embarrassed to admit you really liked'
"I'll admit it, I liked Ann Murray's version of Snowbird when it came out, and I still enjoy it.  I like other versions better, e.g. Catherine MacLellan's recent one (she's the daughter of Gene MacLellan, who wrote…"
Mar 26
Ron Myhr commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young's Pono-graphic Priesthood'
"It's easy to create flac files from CDs -- use a utility like dBpoweramp (strange name and I can never remember where the caps are supposed to be, but it really is the best, and the basic version is free) to rip the CDs and you have your choice…"
Mar 20
Ron Myhr commented on No Depression's blog post 'More News about What's Ahead Here at ND'
"Change is the stuff of life, and I do think that ND can really become something bigger and even better than it is.  The current design isn't perfect (maybe a less dysfunctional search function can be high on the change list), and I suspect…"
Mar 18
Ron Myhr commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'Sarah Jarosz Reconceptualizes The House Concert'
"It is an issue, and worth thinking about.  Just who is that younger audience listening to?  Anyone?  Is it getting side-tracked into hip hop?  Probably not into classical. . . I do wonder just how much has actually changed,…"
Mar 17
Ron Myhr commented on Charlie Bermant's blog post 'Neil Young lets us ride his new Pono'
"I agree with Ed, it's easy to be amused by "audiophiles" going on about resolution, and the million other variables that theoretically have such a profound effect.  It's all kind of silly.  But there IS a kernel of…"
Mar 17

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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!

- Lucca at No Depression

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

 

At 10:11pm on October 18, 2010, NoDepression said…
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