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The Sadies "Darker Circles"

The Sadies "Darker Circles"

Darker Circles, possibly alluding to an even increased lack of sleep, is what seems to be afoot in the methodically constructed new album by The Sadies. The obvious hard work rings noticeably down to the bone, and at first listen you can tell that these Alt Country Rockers worked long and hard on this short […]

Amy Farris Tribute-McCabe’s, 11/8/09 (Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Stan Ridgeway, I See Hawks)

Amy Farris Tribute-McCabe’s, 11/8/09 (Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Stan Ridgeway, I See Hawks)

On October 20 a memorial/tribute for Amy Farris was held in her home town of Austin, featuring Dave Alvin and numerous associates of Amy’s over the years. Last night Dave put together a tribute in Amy’s adopted home town of LA, and what a tribute it was. Though I’ve never been enamored of Amy’s songwriting […]

Say hi to Davie Gayle and the kids at Flour Fusion…another tale about the long tail

Say hi to Davie Gayle and the kids at Flour Fusion…another tale about the long tail

Originally posted at www.nodepression.com A few months ago on a hot September night I got a call from my friend John who asked if I wanted to go down to a little coffee shop in our neck of the woods that was having an open mic night for singer-songwriters called Friday Night Writers. Neither of […]

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Merle Haggard, Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, 10/1/09

Seeing Merle Haggard live is in many ways (at least for me) similar to what it used to be like seeing the Grateful Dead. Now that some of you are quite possibly cursing me, let me elaborate before the hate mail begins.. First, you never know what songs will be played, as Merle never makes […]

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Atlanta, GA — At first glance, there’s nothing special about Mark Lennon. He’s the guy next door, the laid-back neighbor strumming his guitar on the back porch while sipping a cold drink. He’s not flashy, but then again he doesn’t have to be. Just listen to his music and you’ll realize he’s a savvy musician […]

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

The music world lost an incredible performer with the passing of folk virtuoso Mike Seeger this weekend. Seeger, best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. His survivors include 13 grandchildren and his […]

The Cave Singers: Welcome Joy (8/10/09)

The Cave Singers: Welcome Joy (8/10/09)

The Seattle Trio will release their sophomore album on August, 18th through their home label Matador Records. Following the band since they started touring in 2007, I have been pleased with the evolution of their sound and production. The resonance of Welcome Joy is natural and calming, making for an enjoyable experience for even the […]

Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer" Vanguard Records

Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer" Vanguard Records

Lindsey Oechsle “Ramble On: Levon Helm has yet to dance his Last Waltz” Sometimes even the strongest soldier falls, but folk rock legend Levon Helm is still peacefully battling on. His latest victory—overcoming throat cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 1996—inspires the 2007 release of Grammy Award-winning Dirt Farmer. Unlike several musical counterparts of […]

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

Drive-By Truckers "Brighter than Creation's Dark" New West

by Kyle McCraw One thing is clear: Drive-By Truckers is a band that believes in the album as a format. “Brighter than Creations Dark” is more than a collection of songs. They are songs that make sense together and flow into each other organically. After the soft, mournful “Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” has […]

Railroad Earth “Amen Corner” SCI Fidelity

Railroad Earth “Amen Corner” SCI Fidelity

by Lindsay Eanet The release of country jam band Railroad Earth’s fifth studio album, Amen Corner, comes with a sentimental and slightly tragic undertone. The band’s in-house video director, Dave Manzo, shot the music videos for the album at the historic blues venue the Stanhope House in Stanhope, N.J., where they had their first gig […]