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Austin Singer/Songwriter Izzy Cox Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund New Record

Austin-based songstress Izzy Cox has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to seek funding for her latest collection of songs, Ballads for the Nearly Departed. If you aren't familiar with Izzy, she has been doing her thing since the early '90s and is heavily involved in the roots revival scene that has taken hold in recent years, writing her own songs…See More
Jul 10
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Jul 10
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

Steve Train and His Bad Habits Releases from Off Label Records

For those of you who are serious rockabilly and roots rock fans, if you aren't already familiar with the band, let me introduce you to the Augsburg, Germany sextet Steve Train and His Bad Habits. This is the sort of band that recalls the good old days of rockabilly and rock and roll, when Sun Records, Meteor Records, King Records, and the like, ruled the scene with artists like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Sleepy…See More
Jul 6
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

Steve Train and His Bad Habits Releases from Off Label Records

For those of you who are serious rockabilly and roots rock fans, if you aren't already familiar with the band, let me introduce you to the Augsburg, Germany sextet Steve Train and His Bad Habits. This is the sort of band that recalls the good old days of rockabilly and rock and roll, when Sun Records, Meteor Records, King Records, and the like, ruled the scene with artists like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Sleepy…See More
Jul 1
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

Anna Tivel - Before Machines (Album Review)

Oregon-based label Fluff & Gravy Records will be releasing a series of albums by three of Portland's emerging indie folk artists, the first of which is Before Machines by Anna Tivel, on June 17th. Raw yet superbly composed and executed -- as well as intelligent and personal and deeply expressive in their experience, observation and storytelling -- the fifteen tracks on Before Machines don't just serve as an absorbing and utterly worthwhile listen but…See More
Jun 14
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

St. Louis, Mo. Dirtbag Roots Crew, the Hobosexuals

While The Hobosexuals, a dirtbag roots outfit out of St. Louis, are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Definitive Dirtbag, Vol. I, I thought it fitting to provide a sort of introduction to the band and their music over the last few years. Regarding the Hobo lineup, bandleader Ryne Watts (guitar and vocals) had this to say:Coop and I started playing as a duo, but Andy Rehm (the Hooten Hallers) and I grew up playing music…See More
Jun 12
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

Anna Tivel - Before Machines (Album Review)

Oregon-based label Fluff & Gravy Records will be releasing a series of albums by three of Portland's emerging indie folk artists, the first of which is Before Machines by Anna Tivel, on June 17th. Raw yet superbly composed and executed -- as well as intelligent and personal and deeply expressive in their experience, observation and storytelling -- the fifteen tracks on Before Machines don't just serve as an absorbing and utterly worthwhile listen but…See More
Jun 10
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

St. Louis, Mo. Dirtbag Roots Crew, the Hobosexuals

While The Hobosexuals, a dirtbag roots outfit out of St. Louis, are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Definitive Dirtbag, Vol. I, I thought it fitting to provide a sort of introduction to the band and their music over the last few years. Regarding the Hobo lineup, bandleader Ryne Watts (guitar and vocals) had this to say:Coop and I started playing as a duo, but Andy Rehm (the Hooten Hallers) and I grew up playing music…See More
Jun 8
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

Scott H. Biram – Nothin' But Blood (Album Review)

To follow-up his well-received 2011 full-length album Bad Ingredients on Bloodshot Records Texan one-man band Scott H. Biram has released a collection of new songs and covers under the title Nothin’ But Blood. A highly anticipated album, this one, and after listening to it in its entirety a handful of times now I can say it was well worth the wait. To begin, Biram launches into the kind of rebel country, raw and soulful blues, and dirty ol’ rock for…See More
Apr 2
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

Scott H. Biram – Nothin' But Blood (Album Review)

To follow-up his well-received 2011 full-length album Bad Ingredients on Bloodshot Records Texan one-man band Scott H. Biram has released a collection of new songs and covers under the title Nothin’ But Blood. A highly anticipated album, this one, and after listening to it in its entirety a handful of times now I can say it was well worth the wait. To begin, Biram launches into the kind of rebel country, raw and soulful blues, and dirty ol’ rock for…See More
Mar 29
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

An interview with singer-songwriter Dylan Walshe

Irish troubadour Dylan Walshe increased his presence in the music scene a while back with a single on Squoodge Records titled “Blind Is Blind.” After listening to the song it is an easy thing to insert Dylan’s music into the folk blues category, though that would be a hasty move. Sure, he can strum and pick a six-string like a seasoned artist, which in his own way he decidedly is, and his voice is so strong and expressive, at once so holy…See More
Mar 21
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

An interview with singer-songwriter Dylan Walshe

Irish troubadour Dylan Walshe increased his presence in the music scene a while back with a single on Squoodge Records titled “Blind Is Blind.” After listening to the song it is an easy thing to insert Dylan’s music into the folk blues category, though that would be a hasty move. Sure, he can strum and pick a six-string like a seasoned artist, which in his own way he decidedly is, and his voice is so strong and expressive, at once so holy…See More
Mar 17
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

The Evangenitals - 'Moby Dick' (Album Review)

Albums whose material is tightly wound about a central theme can be a tricky business to get right, and for which it is even trickier still to find a sizable listening audience. Having recently listened to—no, experienced—the new album by Los Angeles-based band The Evangentials, I must say, in terms of this strictly themed collection of songs, they did indeed get it right…and I very much doubt they will have any difficulty…See More
Feb 20
James G. Carlson posted a blog post

The Evangenitals - 'Moby Dick' (Album Review)

Albums whose material is tightly wound about a central theme can be a tricky business to get right, and for which it is even trickier still to find a sizable listening audience. Having recently listened to—no, experienced—the new album by Los Angeles-based band The Evangentials, I must say, in terms of this strictly themed collection of songs, they did indeed get it right…and I very much doubt they will have any difficulty…See More
Feb 18
A blog post by James G. Carlson was featured

An interview with Zebulon Whatley of Sons of Perdition

Texas-based multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Zebulon Whatley recently made available the third and final installment in his “Dissolution Trilogy,” titled “Trinity,” under his Sons of Perdition banner. A fevered exercise in dark roots and apocalyptic country, “Trinity” is a mad and rambling narrative told in sixteen absorbing chapters. Myth and music collide as the tale takes the listener through the perilous desert wastes of…See More
Nov 10, 2013
James G. Carlson commented on James G. Carlson's blog post 'The Devil Makes Three – I'm a Stranger Here (Album Review)'
"I felt similarly at first. It did in fact grow on me after several listens. I am still more of a fan of the self-titled album and "Do Wrong Right," but "I'm A Stranger Here" simply showcases another side of The Devil Makes…"
Nov 8, 2013

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Austin Singer/Songwriter Izzy Cox Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Fund New Record

Austin-based songstress Izzy Cox has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to seek funding for her latest collection of songs, Ballads for the Nearly Departed. If you aren't familiar with Izzy, she has been doing her thing since the early '90s and is heavily involved in the roots revival scene that has taken hold in recent years,…

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:30am

Steve Train and His Bad Habits Releases from Off Label Records

For those of you who are serious rockabilly and roots rock fans, if you aren't already familiar with the band, let me introduce you to the Augsburg, Germany sextet Steve Train and His Bad Habits. This is the sort of band that recalls the good old days of rockabilly and rock and roll, when Sun Records, Meteor…

Continue

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

Anna Tivel - Before Machines (Album Review)

Oregon-based label Fluff & Gravy Records will be releasing a series of albums by three of Portland's emerging indie folk artists, the first of which is Before Machines by Anna Tivel, on June 17th. Raw yet superbly composed and executed -- as well as intelligent and personal and deeply expressive in their experience, observation and storytelling -- the fifteen tracks on Before Machines don't just serve as an absorbing and…

Continue

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

St. Louis, Mo. Dirtbag Roots Crew, the Hobosexuals

While The Hobosexuals, a dirtbag roots outfit out of St. Louis, are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Definitive Dirtbag, Vol. I, I thought it fitting to provide a sort of introduction to the band and their music over the last few years. Regarding the Hobo lineup, bandleader Ryne Watts (guitar and vocals) had this to say:

Coop and I started playing as a duo, but Andy Rehm (the…

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Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:30pm

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At 4:33am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi James

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 9:48am on February 25, 2011, Carolina Still said…
thanks for the interest, let me know how i can help..
At 6:56am on December 7, 2010, SuzYSue SmiTh said…
! I read that article from a link On facebook! It was spot On ! You have a gift for writing No doubt
At 7:52am on December 3, 2010, SuzYSue SmiTh said…
howdy friend!........ Fine taste ye have :)
At 1:23pm on November 14, 2010, Barbara Bruederlin said…
Hi James, glad to have you as a friend here!
best,
Barbara
At 10:58pm on November 7, 2010, Bryan Daste said…
Thanks! Looking forward to the piece. We really appreciate the love and support from this community and people like yourself who help keep us moving forward!
At 7:00pm on October 26, 2010, Ariel Abshire said…
Hey, thanks for being my first friend on No Depression! Looking forward to reading your stuff. Keep me posted! --Ariel
At 3:10am on January 17, 2010, James G. Carlson said…
Welcome to the No Depression community here! I am new here myself, as I only signed up maybe a little less than a month ago. So far it's been a positive experience, since I have stumbled upon quite a few well written and informative posts about artists whose music I find more than a little palatable. Even though I am employed as a writer in a rather modest sense, I enjoy posing articles here at the No Depression site; there's a great audience for important, meaningful and worthwhile music. In fact, I will be posting a few more historical pieces in the coming months on artists such as: the Piedmont bluesman Robert Johnson, who, whether in earnest or jokingly, claimed he sold his soul to the devil for his guitar and songwriting skills; the obscure banjo player and vocalist Dock Boggs, whose blend of old-timey Appalachian folk and early blues earned him brief periods of recognition throughout his life, particularly near the end; the one-man band artist Jay Abner, whose gritty, non-traditional blues and rock n' roll sound is still appreciated by many today; and one-man band rockabilly legend Hasil Adkins and his dirty southern twang, bizarre lyrical content, born redneck meets veteran rebel rocker vocals (all hootin' and hollerin'...with a touch of cool, half-spoken moments sprinkled about), and his musical endeavors up till his death in 2005. There may be more. But those are the first that come to mind. I've even started some of them. Anyway, thanks again for the encouragement and the information. It's always appreciated.
At 11:10am on January 4, 2010, No Depression said…
Hi there and welcome to the No Depression community! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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