All Blog Posts Tagged 'blackstock' (9)

On criticism being dead

I started writing this out as a comment on Grant's provocation that Merle Haggard is the greatest living American songwriter. It got long, so I'm commuting it over here into the blog space. Because it's really more about criticism than it is about Merle Haggard or anything else people are discussing over there.

Let me offer some context. Today I found myself in the curious position of explaining to someone… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on July 16, 2009 at 5:50pm — 11 Comments

No Depression Festival Blogging Contest - Deadline Extended to June 26

You guys did such a great job submitting your stories and ideas for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival blogging contest, we couldn't resist giving you a chance to win tickets to our own festival.

As we announced the other day, the first ever No Depression Festival will take place July 11 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA, featuring Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Patterson Hood & the… Continue

Added by No Depression on May 11, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

A tip of the hat to Kyla, Peter, and Grant

A little more than a year ago, I met Kyla in a bar. It was a bar I'd never been to, on a strange little stretch of road in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. It was a community bar - the kind of place where, if you take a passing glance at the building, you might wonder why they don't just let it fall down. Inside, though, there were three or four regulars and a bartender. It was, after all, the middle of the afternoon - a time when only die hard locals and journalists go to… Continue

Added by Kim Ruehl on May 5, 2009 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

'Instruments of Change' Bookazine Trivia

With the second No Depression bookazine officially releasing this week, we thought it would be fun to hold a little trivia contest. Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins a copy of both bookazines.

No Depression #77, Instruments of Change officially releases on Mar. 16, and centers around the various ways the phrase "instruments of change" can be interpreted. This includes looking at the musical instruments employed by folks like Dock Boggs, Chris Thile, and Bob… Continue

Added by No Depression on March 14, 2009 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Neko's Billboard bullrush

In case you wondered what Neko Case was up to – that would be #3, on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Here's the scoop from the folks at her label, Anti-:

Pretty good for someone who used to work in the kitchen at Hattie's Hat in Ballard.

In other news about people… Continue

Added by PB on March 12, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Revisiting Richard Buckner

Strange set of circumstances this evening led me back to the music of Richard Buckner, who most of y'all are probably reasonably familiar with, even if he's flown fairly under-the-radar the past few years (or maybe I've just been out of that particular loop). The trail began with Vic Chesnutt; I was searching for an online site which had a full stream of his song "Florida", and found it on (frequently a useful… Continue

Added by PB on March 11, 2009 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

More details on that upcoming Todd Snider disc

I noted a few days ago that Todd Snider had signed with Yep Roc and would have an album coming out with the North Carolina-based label soon. Today brings further information on that record, courtesy of a press release from the fine folks at Shore Fire Media:



He's taken on Conservative Christians, hippies, Republicans, and frat boys. Now…

Added by PB on March 11, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

New Rhett Miller solo album due June 9

The folks at Shout! Factory have lately expanded a bit from their reissues base to do new releases once in a while -- and they've just announced plans for a self-titled solo disc from Rhett Miller, due out on June 9. Here's the official press release and track listing:


March 11th -- New York, New York -- Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Old 97’s front man Rhett Miller will release a collection of new songs on June 9th, his fourth solo album and the first on… Continue

Added by PB on March 11, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Todd Snider signs to Yep Roc

More Monday PR-pass-along involving noted alt-country-oriented artists -- this one from the folks at Yep Roc:


Todd Snider Inks Deal with Yep Roc Records

New Album Summer 2009

March 2, 2009 (Chapel Hill, NC) – Modern troubadour Todd Snider has settled on NC-based Yep Roc Records for the release of his new album due in early summer 2009.

Yep Roc label co-founder Glenn Dicker commented, “Todd is surely one of the great lyricists working…

Added by PB on March 2, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments


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