Issue #22 July-Aug 1999
On the cover: Gram Parsons. Illustration by Glenn Hilario. Song lyric from “In My Hour Of Darkness” by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along.
A PLACE TO BE
American Tunes (a series of postings to the AOL No Depression board).
Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Ramblin” Jack Elliott, Bill Morrissey in New York City, NY; Gomez/Mojave 3 in Portland, OR; Sid Griffin & the Coal Porters, Greg Trooper in Manchester, England; Bottle Rockets in Milwaukee, WI; Mike Ireland in Raleigh, NC; Bare Jr. in Columbia, SC;Jay Bennett & Leroy Bach in Chicago, IL; Howe Gelb in Dublin, Ireland.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Evie Sands (Los Angeles, CA); Darrell Scott (Nashville, TN); Buzz Zeemer (Philadelphia, PA); Troy Campbell (Austin, TX); Jack Williams (Columbia, SC); Dakota Suite (Leeds, England); Cynthia Gayneau (Seattle, WA); Stacey Earle (Ashland City, TN); 44 Long (Portland, OR); Forever Goldrush (Sacramento, CA).
THE LONG CUT
Holy Modal Rounders (by Geoffrey Himes)
Ron Sexsmith (by Paul Cantin)
Vince Bell (by Peter Blackstock)
Gram Parsons (by Holly George-Warren)
Marty Stuart (by Michael Perry)
June Carter Cash (by Bill Friskics-Warren)
NOT FADE AWAY
Alexander “Skip” Spence; The Excello Story, Vols. 1-4; Mekons; Koerner, Ray & Glover; Fred Neil; Richard Buckner; Ernest Tubb & the Texas Troubadours; Sir Douglas Quintet; Gram Parsons.
Return Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons; Townes Van Zandt; Kevin Welch; Mike Ness; Little Sue; Dale Hawkins; Fred Eaglesmith; Bill Kirchen; Andre Williams & the Sadies; Tanya Savory; No Electric Guitars; Gerald Collier; Old Joe Clarks; Fernando; Stacy Dean Campbell; Drive By Truckers; Cornell Hurd Band; Red Star Belgrade; Possibilities; Marc Olsen; Tangletown; Big Joe; Lucy Kaplansky; Riptones; Carl Sonny Leyland. Singularities: Townes Van Zandt; Dale Watson; Neko Case/Kelly Hogan.
A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & The Soul Of America (by Craig Werner); Zydeco! (by Rick Olivier and Ben Sandmel); Song Builder: The Life & Music Of Guy Clark (by Nick Evans and Jeff Horne).
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for March-April 1999.
Stuff we like
A spiritual guide to Joshua Tree, by Mark Olson.