No Depression magazine surveys roots music every other month (http://www.nodepression.net
) and used to bill itself as the home of alt-country
"whatever that is". The name, as you know, originates with No Depression
. 'Tis my Bible of Americana Music such as it is.
OK, you also know I've done this before. If I'm not careful I'll turn it into my personal meme. Will try to restrain myself in the future, but it's raining out. so her she goes.
ND#63 has Jon Dee Graham
and Alejandro Escovedo
on the cover, with top plugs for Buck Owens
, Dr. John
, Josh Ritter
, and Cassandra Wilson
. Of these, I'm familiar with all but the last. I will read to become informed.
Live Show writeups: Van Morrison
, Jeff Tweedy
(are they not one in the same? I know, read to become informed...); Jesse Dayton
, Mavis Staples, Ray Davies
, Silver Jews
. Of these, 1 strike-out with Mr. Davies, tho I don't know that any of the rest show up in my charts.