October 2010 Blog Posts (255)

Seven Walkers - An unexpected jewel in the rough

by Doug Heselgrave

Seven Walkers self-titled debut is the best studio album featuring a member of the Grateful Dead since American Beauty was released in 1970

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that even though The Grateful Dead released thirteen studio albums during their thirty year career that they were always primarily a live band. Many Deadheads in my acquaintance admit to never having taken the… Continue

Added by doug heselgrave on October 26, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Fistful of Mercy Exclusive Video Premier - Father's Son

From the press bio:

Joseph Arthur (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Organ) / Ben Harper (Vocals, Guitar) /Dhani Harrison (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass)

As I Call You Down

There’s a song called “With Whom You Belong” on Fistful of Mercy’s debut album that sums up the simple, but affecting sentiment behind As I Call You Down — a nine-song collaboration among musicians Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, and Dhani Harrison. A stellar tune that plays out… Continue

Added by ND Incidentals on October 25, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

James Dupre "Its all Happening"

From the Spanish moss draped bends of Bayou Chicot Louisiana we happily discover the fine talent of James Dupre. His home Youtube videos caught on like wildfire and eventually came to the attention of Jerry Douglas who helmed the desk for James' first recording "Its all Happening".

James began posting clips a few years back and the response was impressive. Unlike the horror unleashed on us by Justin Bieber, this YT star brings… Continue

Added by Mr Edyoulis on October 25, 2010 at 9:02pm — No Comments

The Secret Sisters burst out of Mussel Shoals

More than a few neck hairs stood on end when sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers began to sing during T Bone Burnett's recent performances at Hard Strictly Bluegrass and the Speaking Clock Revue. Barely in their twenties, the two songbird sibs instantly won over crowds with their deeply felt renditions of Americana classics like "Big River" and "Why Baby Why?".

The music is easy to like from the get go, but don't let… Continue

Added by Mr Edyoulis on October 25, 2010 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

Baptized in the Floodwater: Mike Farris & the Cumberland Saints (EP Review)

Never will I forget that night last May…

Added by Dustin Ogdin on October 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

REVIEW: Ghost Bikes--Folksinger Jim Page’s Live Masterpiece

By Nathan Moore

Unlike many contemporary songwriters, Jim Page defies musical categories. While the Seattle wordsmith is referred to in certain circles as a political songwriter, Page, in his own words, “refuses to compartmentalize.” “I’m not going down into that ghetto,” he says with a gleam in his eyes. “I’m a whole person. I have a political life and a love life. I don’t pay attention to the labels.” To Page, letting the critics define and… Continue

Added by Nathan Moore on October 25, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

I have seen rock and roll past and its name is Buffalo Springfield

The surviving members of the late, great and short-lived Buffalo Springfield performed in concert this weekend for the first time since they broke up in 1969. The occasion for the get together was Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert, a two day event at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountainview, Ca. I attended Saturday's show.

The reunion of Young's former band was the headline attraction and it was bittersweet. You were left agog at the thought of what might have been… Continue

Added by Steve Dougherty on October 25, 2010 at 4:00pm — 20 Comments

Introducing Myself

Well, since I'm new at No Depression, I guess I'll start by telling y'all a little about myself.

I'm a singer/songwriter. I've grown up singing in honky-tonks in Austin, Texas. The Broken Spoke was my second home. I'm 19 now. I wrote, recorded and released my first record on Darla Records a couple years ago. I'm almost finished with my second one. I write music because sometimes I'm in love, and sometimes life is hard. Same old story. The first song I'm posting is proof of… Continue

Added by Ariel Abshire on October 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Over The Rhine: Album & Dates

(Jambase) The Long Surrender is the new studio album from the southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Karin Bergquist, otherwise known as Over the Rhine. The fan-funded record, to be released January 11, 2011 on OtR’s own Great Speckled Dog label (named for the… Continue

Added by Craig Young on October 25, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

KWBC.FM Launches New International Web Site

Wow! That's all I can say about the new KWBC.FM international web site. There are so many bells and whistles it's hard to know where to start. First of all we recognize we have listeners in over 192 countries around the world so we have installed a translater that will convert the site to YOUR language no matter whether it is Afrikaans or Welsh or anything in between. We have made available ALL of our various databases such as Country, Western Swing, Folk, Bluegrass, etc. You can make up to 3… Continue

Added by The Old Buzzard on October 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Lucky Tomblin Band's Honky Tonk Merry Go Round

Like its predecessors, the recently released fourth album from the Lucky Tomblin Band has what it takes to transport you to a Texas roadside bar on a wild Saturday night. No “country rock” or “alt-country” for these folks–this is pure, unadulterated honky-tonk and western swing. If you liked the similarly anachronistic Asleep at the Wheel, you’ll love this outfit, which incorporates such influences as Lefty Frizzell, Bob Wills, Ray Price and Floyd Tillman. After hearing the album, you won’t be… Continue

Added by Jeff Burger on October 25, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD 10-23-10 Bridge School Benefit (acoustic) Concert

Never thought I would get a chance to watch Buffalo Springfield perform.

After 42 years apart Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and Neil Young gave

their first public performance at Saturday nights show.

They sounded great and played about 11 of the old songs acoustically.

Backed by bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale.

I managed to capture (3) songs on video before running out of memory.

On The Way Home, Rock & Roll Woman, Do I…


Added by Gil on October 25, 2010 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Paste Magazine Tour - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC - Oct. 24. 2010

Langhorne Slim As tours built by now-out-of-print magazines go, the Paste tour felt an awful lot like a No Depression show. Naturally, I mean that in the best way.

The night started with a lovely set from Portland, Ore., band Mimicking Birds. It was… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on October 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Over the Rhine taps Joe Henry to produce new album; Lucinda Williams is vocal guest

Over the Rhine

Due out January 11, 2011, the album they call “a record we couldn’t imagine in advance” marks the duo’s 20th year. Lucinda Williams makes a vocal appearance.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Long Surrender, the new studio album from the southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford… Continue

Added by Conqueroo on October 25, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

A magical evening

Then there was this night... Saturday. A truly magical evening. A rare performance by The Gatorbone Band... Gabriel Valla, Jason Thomas (of The Claire Lynch Band) , my husband, Lon and myself. It was the first in a concert series being presented by The Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in beautiful downtown Melrose, Fla.

The show was very well attended and it could be one of the best nights that band's ever had. We really appreciated… Continue

Added by Elisabeth Williamson on October 25, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

A wonderful couple of weeks.

Lon and I recently returned from the Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance Conference in beautiful Mountain View, Arkansas. The conference was thoughtfully coordinated and presented by its president, Kari Estrin of Nashville along with her production team. We met so many interested and talented people as well as some delightful radio personalities and venue hosts. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded folks. Thank you Jack Williams for inviting us to participate!

Next spring… Continue

Added by Elisabeth Williamson on October 25, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Erice Brace and Peter Cooper - Master Sessions

Kudos to Red Beet Records for producing two of my favorite albums of 2010. First there was Peter Cooper's The Lloyd Green Album and released almost simultaneously… Continue

Added by Ed Karn on October 25, 2010 at 5:01am — 3 Comments

Spring Dates Announced for John Mellencamp's "No Better than This" Tour

From the press release

BLOOMINGTON, IN– October 25, 2010 – With the first dates of John Mellencamp’s No Better Than This Tour getting underway this week and following the recent announcement of the tour’s second leg starting in February of 2011 comes notice of a third leg of dates next spring as well as two added shows in New York and Toronto in February. The newly announced string of No Better Than This tour dates will bring Mellencamp, his music and his band to… Continue

Added by Adam Sheets on October 24, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Live reso sound revisisted...

I got ahold of some video from a wonderful studio concert put on by my friends David Elliott Johnson and Ron Norris in St. Augustine, FL. It was a special, intimate performance with a fantastic audience.

Checking out the videos now, I remember that I ran my resophonic guitar's magnetic pickup straight into a Super Reverb. While not a big fan of the mag sound on the resophonic guitar (although a HUGE fan of Chris Whitley) for myself I like to have most of the sound come from a mic in… Continue

Added by Will Pearsall on October 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Review: Solid Debut "Down Wires" by Anthony D'Amato -- He Answers Our (Way More Than) 12 Questions, Too

By Jim Simpson

Solid debut recorded and released independently with members of Ben Kweller's & Natalie Merchant's bands, plus Canadian star Sam Roberts

With his debut album Down Wires getting loads of attention, recent Princeton grad Anthony D'Amato seems to be on the fast track to a stellar career as a singer/songwriter.

The… Continue

Added by Jim Simpson on October 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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