Los Lobos performing at the Kirkland Performance Center in Kirkland, Washington, January 2, 2019.
Around here, the Year-End Readers Poll (we call it YERP) is a highlight of the year. This time, 10,201 No Depression readers weighed in, creating a wide-ranging list of must-hear albums that came out in 2018. But we always like to give […]
The holidays are here again, and some of our favorite roots artists have gotten in the spirit this year by releasing new albums of music for the season. By and large, they’re not content to rehash the classics, either. They’ve […]
Like many of you, I have gone through the various stages of grief following the most recent presidential election; shock, pain, anger, depression, acceptance and … what is supposed to come next? I just Googled it: reconstruction and, finally, hope. […]
The week after Trump’s election I went to Japan. It was just far enough away that the new and strange reality of the unimaginable could sink in a little more gently. Of course the US was in the news, but […]
This week features a potpourri of sorts, combining upcoming releases by Amanda Shires and Lucero that I am excited about with a report and photos from Peter Dervin on Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival. Most notable among his photos are those […]
Kara Grainger may have grown up in Australia, but the singer, songwriter and guitarist has a natural feel for blues and American roots music. In addition to three previous studio albums, Grainger’s resume includes opening shows for heavyweight acts like […]