Issue #33 May-June 2001
On the cover: Lucinda Williams. Painting by Jon Langford, from a photograph by Frank Swider. Song lyric from “Happy Woman Blues” by Lucinda Williams. The logo treatment is an approximation of something learned from the Art Chantry playbook, in honor of the recently released book, Some People Cant Surf: The Graphic Design Of Art Chantry.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along.
A PLACE TO BE
The new Country Music Hall of Fame building in Nashville, Tennessee.
Carolina Roots: Womens Voices of North Carolina Music in Greensboro, NC; Robert Earl Keen, Kasey Chambers in Knoxville, TN; Waterboys in Seattle, WA; Blue Rodeo, John Wesley Harding in New York City, NY; Marah, Robert Randolph, Slo-Mo in New York City, NY; Brian Henneman in Chicago, IL; Jeff Tweedy, Ben Kweller in Boston, MA; Alison Brown Quartet in Chicago, IL; Groobees in Oklahoma City, OK; Dirk Hamilton in Davis, CA; Townes Van Zandt Tribute in Austin, TX.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Nadine (St. Louis, MO); Redd Volkaert (Austin, TX); Grey DeLisle (Los Angeles, CA); Thad Cockrell (Wake Forest, NC); Autumn Defense (Chicago, IL); Spanic Boys (Milwaukee, WI); Ronny Elliott (Tampa, FL); Justin Trevino (Martindale, TX); Raging Teens (Boston, MA); David Childers (Mt. Holly, NC); Paved Country (Boston, MA).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Gail Davies (interview by Grant Alden).
THE LONG WAY AROUND
Greg Trooper (by Jim Musser)
Dale Ann Bradley (by Jon Weisberger)
Bill Morrissey (by Peter Blackstock)
Cowboy Junkies (by Paul Cantin)
Lucinda Williams (by Silas House)
Charlie Robison (by Don McLeese)
Would-be Texas troubadours (by Rob Patterson)
Blind Boys Of Alabama (Geoffrey Himes)
NOT FADE AWAY
Gram Parsons; Jerry Lee Lewis; Buck Owens; Dave Alvin; Zeb Turner; Ted Hawkins; Steve Forbert; Clarence “Tom” Ashley; Tex Ritter; Gary Stewart; Emmylou Harris.
Whiskeytown; Continental Drifters; John Hammond; Sadies; Andrew Birds Bowl Of Fire; Jim Lauderdale; Scott Miller; Jimmy LaFave; Tom Russell; Stella; Steve Wynn; Red House Painters; Joe Henry; Ani DiFranco; Bicycle Thief; Bob Schneider; Laura Nyro; Charles Sawtelle; John Hermann; Jeff Hughes & Chaparral; Mary Janes; Scott Everhardt; Paul Brady; Elliott Murphy & Iain Matthews; Pete Krebs & Danny Barnes; Bucky Halker; Sean Watkins; John Gorka; Jack Smith & the Rockabilly Planet; Larry Hosford; Fountains; Pete Yorn; Kyle Yule. Tributes: A Nod To Bob: An Artists Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 60th Birthday; Duluth Does Dylan; Rebuild The Wall Pt. 1. Compilations: Concerts For A Landmine Free World; Train Dont Leave Me: Recorded Live At the 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention. Soundtracks: Songcatcher; You Can Count On Me. Film: SXSW Film Festival. Books: No More Sad Refrains: The Life And Times Of Sandy Denny (by Clinton Heylin); Dont Forget Me: The Eddie Cochran Story (by Julie Mundy & Darrel Higham); Just Walkin In The Rain (by Jay Warner).
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for January – February 2001.
Stuff we like
Decompressing from SXSW at Buckstaff Baths in Hot Springs, Arkansas.