Best of 2014: Sturgill Simpson - "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"

When No Depression launched as a print magazine in 1995, its positioning as an alternative-country quarterly was intended to be squarely in contrast to the dominant acts on mainstream country radio at the time. The magazine championed the organic sounds of Uncle Tupelo and the Jayhawks while the...

Chris Hickey Talks About Love Away and Sings About Strummer, Cash, Whitley, and McLennan

Chris Hickey’s Love Away  (Work-fire Recordings) was one of my favorite albums of 2014.  I was introduced to Hickey in 1987 with his DIY lo-tech but not lo-fi album Looking for Anything [1] and I’ve been a fan ever since.  Love Away  finds Hickey, some 27 years later, still...

Leonard Cohen - Live in Dublin (DVD/CD)

Leonard Cohen has previously released five live albums and three concert DVDs, and much of that material preserves performances from the past few years, so do we really need this new video? I’d say yes. For one thing, this is the only high-definition recording of a recent show. Live in London,...


Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Same As It Ever Was", Kim Ruehl, December 18, 2014

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Same As It Ever Was (Start Today)

Over The Rhine ~ "If We Make It Through December", Craig Young, December 19, 2014

Over The Rhine - "If We Make It Through December" (eTown webisode #713)

Sol Driven Train ~ "The Man in Me" , Craig Young, December 16, 2014

Sol Driven Train - "The Man in Me" by Bob Dylan @ Bur Clare unplugged

Jim Lauderdale ~ "Onward Through It All", Craig Young, November 21, 2014

Jim Lauderdale "Onward Through It All"

Tea Leaf Green ~ "Someday" , Craig Young, November 25, 2014

TEA LEAF GREEN - "Someday" (Live at BottleRock 2014) #JAMINTHEVAN

Joan Baez - Love Song To A Stranger, Paul Wilner, November 20, 2014

Joan Baez - Love Song to a Stranger (live in France, 1973)

Chadwick Stokes ~ "Our Lives, Our Time", Craig Young, November 21, 2014

Chadwick Stokes - Our Lives, Our Time - Audiotree Live

The Rolling Stones ~ "Happy", Craig Young, December 18, 2014

The Rolling Stones Happy At The Max 1991

Justin Townes Earle "My Baby Drives" and "Today And A Lonely Night", Amos Perrine, December 14, 2014

Justin Townes Earle "My Baby Drives" and "Today And A Lonely Night"

Mike Farris ~ "The Power Of Love", Craig Young, November 29, 2014

Mike Farris "The Power Of Love"