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 […]
It’s been said that music criticism basically boils down to “You’ve got to hear this” or “You had to be there.” I kept thinking about that last night, as I watched the Indigo Girls perform to a sold-out crowd in […]
Earlier this year, for the first time in No Depression’s 22 years, we became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Now, as a nonprofit niche music publication, we quite literally cannot continue to make our quarterly journal and run this website without your […]
Merlefest has just capped its 30th festival, and what a year it was. The festival packed into four days a diverse array of artists, including festival favorites Scythian, stars like James Taylor, old masters like Happy Traum, innovators like Sam Bush […]
When it comes to American songwriting, “the road” is nearly as constant a muse as is unrequited (or altogether impossible) love. For the Mastersons — the husband-and-wife duo that is as well-known for backing Steve Earle as for fronting its own […]
The Wood Brothers were in town last night, so was JD McPherson. You’d think Asheville, North Carolina, the “Brooklyn of the South” — where you can’t throw a yoga teacher without hitting a banjo picker — would be a big enough town to pack […]
I love a good snowstorm, which is lucky, because here on the East Coast we are getting walloped this week. In fact, right about now, I imagine Joe’s Field at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) is blanketed in a […]
Ben Sollee was nine years old when his public school teacher introduced him to the cello. As he recounted the story at the Mothlight in Asheville, North Carolina, last night, the Kentucky native comes from a line of musicians who […]
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