Following is the opening essay from the Fall 2017/Foremothers issue of No Depression in print, which is now available for preorder. ** One night in my youth — I don’t recall the exact circumstances, but I was definitely younger than […]
Last time Jason Isbell was in Asheville, he played at the Pisgah Brewery, where music performances take place against a sweeping backdrop of Smoky mountains and beautiful vistas. For a guy who made his entree after sitting in with the […]
Stuttering drums propelled by a strolling bassline, a steady rhythmic pulse of distorted guitar riffs, and a woman’s voice echoing against other voices … later a saxophone that disappears as quickly as it appeared (is that you, Maceo?). This is […]
Yesterday was the final day of our summer subscription drive and I’m happy to report that, while we didn’t reach the goal we stated at the outset, we’ve come away with enough subscribers to continue. So, I wanted to take […]
Last year, to celebrate his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced that he was making another album with some help from folks like Tom Morello and Gary Clark Jr. Pause to think about the boldness of creating a sizable chunk of […]
Bobby Osborne, the 85-year-old singer and mandolinist best known for the bluegrass music he started playing with his brother a half-century ago, has a new record out this week called Original. (Full disclosure: the album was made with the help […]
As we plow into another week of our subscription drive (which we’re running until June 15), I thought it a good time to pop back into this space and give you an update. We still need about 1,200 more subscribers […]
It’s been a smidge more than a week since we announced our new subscription deal and the subscription drive we’re running, and I’m thrilled to say that we’ve passed the 1,500 subscriber mark! (Our ultimate goal is 7,000.) If you […]
Outside the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, North Carolina, there’s a sculpture of a guy with a fiddle, a guy with a banjo, and a couple of people dancing. It’s cast in hard, cold metal, but the fixed figures appear […]
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