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
I first discovered Sarah Jarosz when a good friend of mine recommended that, knowing how much of an excited-beginning mandolin player I am, I check out her debut LP, Song Up In Her Head. Since obtaining my own copy, the album has been in pretty heavy rotation on…Continue
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
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 —
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
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 —
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
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
(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 —
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
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 —
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
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!
This is the second part of a two-part interview series that I am posting to coincide with the Fly Palomino Tour 2010, featuring the double bill of Trampled by Turtles and The Infamous Stringdusters. I will also be posting a review shortly following the show when it comes to the… Continue