Suwannee Springfest will celebrate it's 17th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fl March 21-24.
The festival is proud to welcome nearly 50 acts to this year's line-up which includes Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Leftover Salmon, Keller & The Keels, Donna The Buffalo, The Travelin' McCourys and many more.
Jim Lauderdale is on the lineup again this year! Here's a video of Jim…Continue
1. First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
2. Shovels and Rope - O' Be Joyful
3. Rayland Baxter - Feathers & Fishhooks…
One of the most anticipated days of the year in my household is the announcement of the Sasquatch Lineup. It's been a family tradition to head over to the Gorge every Memorial Day Weekend for Sasquatch.
Lots to be excited about on this lineup! I'm most looking forward to Jamey Johnson, Bon Iver, Vintage…
Patterson Hood and The Downtown 13 release "After It's Gone" In an effort to fight a Walmart in Downtown Athens, GA
“Who needs a downtown when there’s a Walmart next door?”
Athens, GA: Some of the greatest songs were written to give voice to anxiety, despair and unwanted change. “After it’s Gone”, a new single just released by Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13, was inspired by the threat of a Walmart in…
Just saw the news that Etta James passed away today. Her great album "At Last" was a pivotal album in my music discovery. Thanks for the music Etta, may you rest in peace.
Excerpt from an article on Billboard:
James, who was 73, died on Friday (Jan. 20) in Riverside, Calif., after a long period of declining health, including kidney failure, leukemia and…Continue
A friend of mine sent me a link to his blog and accompanying videos. I was so impressed that I encouraged him to make them public rather than password protected so they could be more widely shared, enjoyed and admired by the audience they so deserve. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did.
Here is his blog and videos (one above and one below):
Usually one of the most poignant moments of any Oscars telecast is the "…Continue
Here's one for all you Squidbillies fans out there! Received this press release earlier today that a free 35-track album is available for stream or download here.
There are songs performed by George Jones, The Jayhawks, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Drive By Truckers, Hayes Carll, Split Lip Rayfield, and more included.
Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine
Agnes Obel - Philharmonics
Black Joe Lewis - Scandalous
Brown Bird – Salt for Salt
Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
James Vincent McMorrow - Early In the Morning
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Zoe Muth- Starlight Hotel
Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Divine
Agnes Obel - Philharmonics…
So saddened to hear that Warren Hellman passed away today at the age of 77 due to complications from leukemia.
Mr. Hellman started and pays for the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate park every fall. The festival is free with all costs covered by an endowment that Hellman created. The event will continue on.
Hellman is also a…Continue
The Americana Music Association has announced its year-end Top 10 & Top 100 Albums of the Year.
The Top 100 albums are based on those records reported to the Americana Airplay Chart during the period of November 16, 2010 through November 14, 2011.
This years’ Top Ten most played albums…Continue
ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival
(national broadcast to begin airing November 19th on PBS)
Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Justin Townes Earle
and more featured in one hour special
(The Avett Brothers perform during the 10th Annual…
If you've spent any time on this site you should know who Kim Ruehl is by now. She is the fearless and dedicated community manager who keeps the No Depression site humming along each and every day, six days a week rain or shine. I handle the duties each Sunday so she can have a day off and occasionally for a period of several days when she is at a music festival, doing research for her book or otherwise away.
Managing the site always feels a bit like having a new puppy or…Continue
I realize that the Screaming Trees don't necessarily fall into the americana and roots category but they are one of my all time favorite rock bands and Mark Lanegan's solo work, which does fit in the roots category, is right up there with the best of them. I was super excited to hear about this record coming out when I heard about it last week and want to share the news!
Screaming Trees to Release Final Album…Continue
Gil Scott-Heron the "godfather of hip hop" passed away today at the age of 62.
From Wikipedia: Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work as a spoken word performer and his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured…Continue
Austin City Limits has announced their stellar lineup for this years festival which
takes place September 16-18 in Austin's Zilker Park
My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Iron & Wine, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stevie Wonder, Court Yard Hounds, Delta…Continue
No Depression community member Tom Webber has been working on a documentary "Troubadour Blues" for several years now. He's on the home stretch and needs to complete the project. Here's a link to the Kickstarter campaign to help support the project.
Added by Kyla Fairchild on May 15, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Tegan & Sara
The Felice Brothers
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three
What Cheer? Brigade
The Devil Makes Three
Song Circle with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka & Liz Queler
The Wailin' Jennys
Neko Case is giving away her 1967 Mercury Cougar in a drawing to benefit 826 National, the non-profit founded by Dave Eggers to help children with creative writing.
You may remember the photo of her perched…Continue
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
BÉLA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES announce the release of Rocket Science on May 17 - First record with original lineup since 1991
eOne Music is excited to announce the May 17 release of Grammy Award-winning Béla Fleck & The Flecktones' new album, Rocket Science. For the first time since 1991, pianist/ harmonica player Howard Levy has returned to the fold alongside bassist Victor Wooten,…Continue