Each year for the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to be invited out to Montréal for the festival La Grande Rencontre. When I was a kid, I visited Montréal a few times to visit my grandmother Colombe Leblanc, […]
We’re going a bit outside the box on Vinyl Roots this week, diving into the remarkable catalog of Portland, Oregon-based record label Sahel Sounds. Led by young field collector Chris Kirkely, Sahel Sounds started off as a travel blog with stunningly […]
The first vinyl I bought for myself was at the wonderful, tiny record store House of Records in Eugene, Oregon. I bought it because I saw my friend Jerry Gallaher on the cover. I’d been playing music at French-Canadian jam sessions […]
“Stark” doesn’t even begin to describe the singing of Appalachian balladeer Dillard Chandler. “Otherworldly” might be a better descriptor. His singing sounds outside of our modern reality, so deeply rooted in the past that it’s almost exotic. Folk revival icon […]
Sign up for our twice-weekly email newsletter for roots music reviews, stories, columns, and more from No Depression.
We respect your privacy and will never sell our email list to a third party.