I love year-end lists. I’m always curious about what has moved other people in the last year, and reading the lists of others gives me a chance to learn about music I may have missed. But looking over my list […]
I’m pushing 60, and I find it encouraging when artists who are also beyond a certain age release some of the best work of their careers. In the last few months, there have been a significant number of CDs released […]
First, a practical question: Has anybody heard anything about a new Patty Griffin album. I’ve heard nothing, but I just saw this on Patty’s Facebook page about the forthcoming Cayamo music cruise: “Hey Cayamo cruisers! Patty will be playing some […]
The kind of music discussed by the No Depression community is often characterized by strong artists who, in a more perfect world, would receive more attention than they do. This week, higher-visibility releases, such as the big-label debut by Iron […]
There’s one day each year out here in the deep country of the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin when Spring breaks Winter’s back. That day was yesterday and for me, as always, music played an essential part in this blessing […]
The latest turn of events for No Depression hits me hard in two ways. First, and more immediately: What in the hell am I going to do without No Depression? Both in print and since its migration to the Web, […]
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