Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (159)

Freight Train Boogie podcast #84

FTB podcast #84 features the new CD by MARTY STUART, called Ghost Train. To my ears, this could be one of the best albums of 2010. Be sure to check out Marty's video below too, it's great! Also new music from MIC HARRISON, HOT CLUB SANDWICH (with DAN HICKS) and THE STARLINGS. The full playlist is posted below. Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you… Continue

Added by Bill Frater on August 31, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band- Live! In Chicago

In the liner notes to the forthcoming Live! In Chicago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd writes that "For years, fans have asked us for a live record." I have never had the pleasure of seeing Shepherd and his band in concert, but if this album, which will be released by Loud & Proud on September 28th, is any indication, then I can easily see why fans have been so eager to have a live show for their listening pleasure. The two studio albums by Shepherd… Continue

Added by Adam Sheets on August 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out The Lights Reissue

(Jambase) Shoot Out The Lights is Richard & Linda Thompson’s final album together and, ironically, the folk-rock couple’s most artistically acclaimed and commercially successful. The album was recorded, scrapped, and rerecorded before finally emerging in 1982, arriving just around the time that the couple split up. Despite the… Continue

Added by Craig Young on August 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

"Your Rolling Stone Subscription Has Expired"

I am a creature of habit with an addictive personality. It takes not much to get me hooked on something be it good or bad. And I won't pretend that it was easy to finally let my subscription to Rolling Stone expire this month.



I began reading Rolling Stone with issue #2 in December 1967 and for the first twenty or so years I believe it served me well. In a time where there was no internet, only three television networks and… Continue

Added by Easy Ed on August 31, 2010 at 10:04am — 23 Comments

Clueless In Portland: the Bob Dylan and John Mellancamp Concert at Edgefield, August 29th

It was finally dark in Troutdale, Oregon, the lights went down and an off stage announcers voice introduced the Dylan band by concluding in a tongue and cheek manner "often written off as a has been." Bob Dylan had brought his endless traveling minstrel show to three sold out nights in the Portland area, two of them at the McMenamin's crown jewel resort in Troutdale, a suburb of Portland.



Brian and Mike McMenamin are not well known below the Oregon border but in their home state and… Continue

Added by robert sproul on August 31, 2010 at 8:54am — 15 Comments

Southern Culture On The Skids At The Kudzu Ranch

(Blurt Online) Back at the Kudzu Ranch recording enclave, Tarheel twang merchants Southern Culture On The Skids recently put the finishing touches on their new album. It's titled, fittingly, The Kudzu Ranch, and it's issued on their own Kudzu label following a three-album run with the venerable Yep Roc which concluded with 2007's Countrypolitan… Continue

Added by Craig Young on August 31, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Keller Williams Announces New Album and Fall Tour

From the press release



On the heels of much-praised summer festival plays and the release of his first-ever all covers collection, Thief, Keller Williams’ today announces some exciting fall plans. In addition to his always popular live performance making stops in western states this season, Keller today expands his touring (and recording) horizons to include kids and families - no kidding!



With the October 26, 2010 release of his first-ever album for kids and… Continue

Added by Adam Sheets on August 30, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Tammy Wynette exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame: A look at the life of a country diva

Tammy Wynette: Stand By Your Man

Special Exhibition

Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN



When Tammy Wynette died in 1996, an era – of the truly glamorous, truly emotionally-chargeded female country superstar – seemed to pass with her. For while Faith Hill rocks major fashion, classic Southern beauty and a set of pipes that was born to sing hard, she is a modern woman who wields neither neither the vulnerability or fragility that were always the yin of Wynette’s… Continue

Added by Holly Gleason on August 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

No Depression Festival video sessions with Swell Season's Glen Hansard, The Cave Singers, Sera Cahoone and The Maldives

For those of you who missed the first round of videos with Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet, including a rare performance of them playing together, you can find them here.



These videos were shot in the Clise Mansion at Marymoor Park during the 2o1o No Depression Festival.



Thanks to KEXP's Jim Beckmann and his camera crew, Shelly Corbett and… Continue

Added by Kyla Fairchild on August 30, 2010 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Carissa's Wierd: The Band That Got Away

Carissa's Wierd

The late days: Ben Bridwell, Jeff Hellis, Sarah Standard, Jenn Ghetto,Mat Brooke and Sera Cahoone


I saw Carissa's Wierd for the first time this July. It was at the Showbox Theater here in Seattle - a venue the band never would have packed when they were actually together. Seven years have passed since they recorded their last album, went on their final tour, and played their farewell show at the Crocodile Cafe (the only one they ever came close to… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on August 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Paul Thorn - Pimps & Preachers





Paul Thorn is one of those musicians that an early album is found in my collection but then somehow you lose track of their career. Does the saying "too much music, too little time" sound familiar! But after listening today to his new album Pimps and Preachers I got some catching up to do, since… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on August 30, 2010 at 10:15am — 6 Comments

Folk Alley and NPR Music present a First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Harlem River Blues'

by Elena See, FolkAlley.com



Click here to listen to Harlem River Blues in its entirety, or sample individual tracks.



For a guy who grew up in a sort of musical royal family — he's the son of Steve Earle, and was named for Townes Van Zandt — it's surprising that Justin Townes Earle has only been making… Continue

Added by Folk Alley on August 30, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

On Katrina, Johnny Cash, and Glenn Beck

There's a song by the Three Dog Night, covered by Waylon, Elvis, and others which opens with the line, "well, I've never been to Spain, but I kinda like the music." Change it to New Orleans and you have my thoughts on the city. I love the music of New Orleans from King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band of the '20s, Fats Domino's work in the '50s, through to the various jazz, rock, zydeco, and Americana performers of the city today. Other than Memphis and Nashville, the city has created more great music… Continue

Added by Adam Sheets on August 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — 30 Comments

Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Katrina

There were so many good ones that it's hard to choose a favorite, but one issue of No Depression that I'm particularly fond of was our post Katrina issue (#60 Nov/Dec 2005) and the articles excerpted below. Today marks the 5th anniversary of Katrina so I thought it would be interesting to go back and revisit these each of these articles on the aftermath of the hurricane. Let us begin with Grant Alden's… Continue

Added by Kyla Fairchild on August 29, 2010 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Ellis Paul Writes About Hurricane Katrina

Ellis Paul is capable of telling poignant stories in 4 minutes; by the end of the song you feel like you watched a gorgeous cinematic movie. The imagery and story are so strong, I feel I was there watching this persons story unraveling in front of me. "Hurricane Angel" is one of those songs, singing about the struggles of a persons survival through Hurricane Katrina. Below is a quote taken from Ellis' website discussing the inspiration and writing process. Seemed only fitting to post this… Continue

Added by Rachel K on August 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Live Review: Cyndi Lauper Sings The Blues

Cyndi Lauper

August 21, 2010

House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV





The last time I really thought about Cyndi Lauper, it was 1984 and I was an 11 year old trying to understand the sexual metaphors lacing the ‘She Bop’ video. Being a huge wrestling fan at the time, seeing Captain Lou Albano in the ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ video gave Cyndi a special place in my new wave heart but I never owned a record of hers. My new wave tastes… Continue

Added by Jason Lent on August 28, 2010 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

How I learned to make salsa and chop vegetables

I feel like telling a story tonight. It has nothing to do with anything, but it does have the singular virtue of being mostly true.



In the mid-1980s I sold my first business, a one-person typesetting shop, and set about (with the help of a friend who actually knew how to do such things) remodeling a 1967 Dodge van with three on the tree so that I could follow William Least Heat Moon’s lead and travel the byways of America.



Having been cast out of college into the depths of… Continue

Added by Grant Alden on August 28, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

When I was 18, my friend Sean called and asked me to start a band with him, so we could enter a battle of the bands in which he'd been invited to participate. We won the contest - a fluke, perhaps - and figured maybe we'd keep going with this band we'd started. Over the next few years, we discovered American folk music together, and set off on a pretty hefty singer-songwriter bender. This was part of my influence for moving far away from my tiny little hometown - a trajectory which… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on August 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Anna Coogan at Belladrum Festival Scotland, on the day she went number one in the Euro Americana Chart

photo Shirley Munro



Seattle singer songwriter Anna Coogan started her recent UK tour at Belladrum Festival on the day it was announced her beautiful album "The Nocturnal Among Us" went to number one in the Euro Americana Chart. www.americanachart.nl



Anna's bittersweet Americana has… Continue

Added by The Medicine Show on August 28, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

No Depression Fest Video Sessions with Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet

The No Depression Festival took place at Marymoor Park which hosts one of the Seattle areas best outdoor concert venues. The property is home to the Clise Mansion, which doubles as hospitality for artists during the festival. The mansion was built in the early 1900's and the grounds were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who also designed Central Park in New York City.



One… Continue

Added by Kyla Fairchild on August 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

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