The Drive-By Truckers drop their new album Go-Go Boots (release 14 Feb 11 U.K.; 2/15/11 U.S.) next week just in time for Valentine's Day. They have posted a series of videos on Youtube ahead of the event.
As usual, it looks like the Truckers have put together an uplifting…
I have enjoyed the Mountain Stage radio show for a long time, but it's not broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio. The Mountain Stage Podcast has come to the rescue, featuring an expanded version (sometimes close to 3 hours a week) of the radio show delivered direct to iTunes. The artists vary a bit—recent artists have included… Continue
Added by JC Shepard on January 28, 2011 at 10:00am —
Cut back on my music purchases this year, so the list is a bit more mainstream Nashville than usual (sort of, kind of). Just decided not to stress about it this year (sort of, kind of). Still some good sounds out there. Here's my favorite albums I heard in 2010, in no particular order.
Patty Griffin, Downtown Church. Patty is a must-get for me, it's just some of her albums take…
Americana is such a great wide fraternity that I am seldom satisfied with the majority of year end "Best of" picks. The tree grows broad and wide over American roots music.
However you made your way here, perhaps you've seen a few of my commentaries this year on Americana, roots music, and the fall and decline of western civilization. If you just googled in thanks for visiting. This… Continue
Added by JC Shepard on January 9, 2010 at 12:54pm —
Bryan Simpson from Cadillac Sky talks about the band and their music during their visit to public radio's Mountain Stage. Not the best quality stage sound on the video, but nice insight on where these young guys are and where they think they're going.
C-Sky came out of the Southern bluegrass scene in the last couple years with a sophomore… Continue
I'm gonna leave the city, I'll be ridin' on that train
If I don't leave the city, I might lose my brain.
Bill Isles reminds me of his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. The port city at the head of Lake Superior stands nestled into the crags of the harsh North Shore, not so much built as grown out of rock, sweat and tears. It is a Detroit sort of city, a weathered shadow of better days gone by, yet full of Minnesota vim… Continue
Added by JC Shepard on September 24, 2009 at 6:30am —
I'm increasingly impressed with what I'm hearing from Justin Townes Earle. Young J.T. has alot to live up to, and to my ears he's delivering. Combine some of the best features of his namesake,… Continue
Added by JC Shepard on July 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
I was a casual music listener before No Depression. I liked country music. I liked rock and roll. I bought CDs now and then. I tuned into whatever was on country radio. I was the picture of ignorant bliss.
Then I found No Depression's magazine and life has never been the same.