Finding and Finding Telluride
I’ve been a fan of No Depression (the magazine) for quite a while now, and a fan of No Depression (the website) for a little while less, but in both cases No Depression has been like rediscovering something you never discovered to begin with. I have always been grateful for the information gained from reading the magazine and now the interaction with others on the site has been something of a blessing…Learning about so much incredible music that otherwise would have slipped by is truly a joy. It is that act of finding that keeps me coming back.
Visiting this site, this community, never disappoints me in my journey to find new artists and the music they make. Take this morning for instance, Miss Leslie and Mars Arizona were found on these pages. What I have heard of them, I enjoyed immensely and so I will be looking to find more of their music . Finding Americana has been a long term project/interest of mine, and it didn’t start with No Depression. It’s origins for me are wrapped up in a radio show, Torch and Twang on WDBM-FM, the Michigan State University student radio station. T & T has been around for a LONG time, and I’ve been listening for a LONG time. I still listen every week, it has become a Tuesday night ritual for me. These things also led me to find yet another great piece of my life, the mandolin. I had always enjoyed the sound of the mandolin but hearing it so much as I delved into the music stirred a desire to pick one up and play. Fortunately, Elderly Instruments is less than a mile from my house so finding a mandolin and a teacher were not hard.