Issue #34 July-Aug 2001
On the cover:Patty Loveless. Photograph by Marina Chavez. Song lyric from “Sounds Of Loneliness” by Patty Loveless.
Hello Stranger; Box Full Of Letters; Field Reportings; Farther Along.
A PLACE TO BE
The Southern Folklife Collection in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC; Harry Smith Project in Westwood, CA; Bob Dylan Tribute in New York City, NY; Willie Nelson, Damnations in Austin, TX; Cowboy Jack Clement, Bill Lloyd, Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp in Nashville, TN; Peter Case in Durham, NC; Go To Blazes in New York City, NY; Andrew Birds Bowl Of Fire, Kelly Hogan in Tucson, Arizona; Rhythm & Roots Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland.
TOWN & COUNTRY
Brief regional features
Star City (New York City, NY); Cash Brothers (Toronto, ON); Randall Bramblett (Athens, GA); Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers (Austin, TX); Teddy Morgan (Tucson, AZ); Faults (Knoxville, TN); Old Crow Medicine Show (Boone, NC); Be Good Tanyas (Vancouver, BC); Sons Of Ralph (Asheville, NC); Sam Hill (Portland, OR).
DON”T ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Duane Jarvis (interview by Rick Cornell).
THE LONG WAY AROUND
Varnaline (by Allison Stewart)
Volebeats/Bob McCreedy (by Anders Smith-Lindall)
Scott Miller (by Jesse Fox Mayshark)
Rhonda Vincent (by Jon Weisberger)
Patty Loveless (by Bill Friskics-Warren)
Robert Earl Keen (by Larry Brown)
NOT FADE AWAY
Ralph Stanley; The Band; Mekons; Connie Smith; Mary Kay Place; Country Gentlemen; Monroe Brothers; Darden Smith; Tune Wranglers; Claire Lynch; Geoff Muldaur; Carl Jackson; Richard Betts.
BR549; Del McCoury Band; Paul Burch; Ron Sexsmith; Roger Wallace; Lee Roy Parnell; Fred Eaglesmith; Pernice Brothers; Trailer Bride; Cary Fridley; Ray Wylie Hubbard; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Ware River Club; Frog Holler; Robbie Fulks; Rosie Flores; Mandy Mercier; Richard Ruane; Jim Stringer & the AM Band; Mark Lanegan; Lloyd Cole; Gordon Downie; Japancakes; My Morning Jacket; Clem Snide; Melvern Taylor; Lonesome Brothers; Lonesome Trailers; Lucero; Gloria Deluxe. Tributaries: Avalon Blues: A Tribute To The Music Of Mississippi John Hurt; AC/DC (Hayseed Dixie, Mark Kozelek); Jim Reeves (Charley Pride). Books: Songs Without Rhyme: Prose By Celebrated Songwriters (edited by Rosanne Cash); Doghouse Roses (by Steve Earle); Evil (by Rennie Sparks). Film: Songcatcher; Down From The Mountain; Sacred Steel.
THE NO DEPRESSION TOP 40
A retail chart for March – April 2001.
Stuff we like
Looking back at Elvis Costellos Almost Blue.