Talkin’ about the Universal Truths of the Divine Minton Sparks

"I think people who enjoy being challenged by a story, wherever they live, will respond to my performances. I played in Ireland at a songwriting festival a couple of winters ago, and the Irish response to the stories was unparalleled. Narrative is so basic. It's how we ‘sew’ ourselves into one...

ND Readers' Poll Results: The Top 50 Albums of 2014

One question we consider (and hear) a lot around here is "What is No Depression music?" It's a fair question, and not an easy one to answer. I can't personally be certain, having not been around at the inception of the print magazine almost 20 years ago, but I reckon it's a question that has...

Videos

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"

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley ~ "My Way Is The Highway", Craig Young, November 21, 2014

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley "My Way Is The Highway"

Sloan ~ "Keep Swinging Downtown", Craig Young, November 24, 2014

Sloan - Keep Swinging Downtown (Live on KEXP)

J Mascis ~ NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, Craig Young, November 24, 2014

J Mascis: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Little Hurricane ~ "Sheep In Wolves Clothes", Craig Young, November 20, 2014

Little Hurricane "Sheep In Wolves Clothes"

Ponderosa ~ "I Don't Mind", Craig Young, November 20, 2014

Ponderosa "I Don't Mind"

Yusuf/Cat Stevens ~ NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, Craig Young, December 15, 2014

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The Family Crest ~ "Love Don't Go", Craig Young, November 26, 2014

The Family Crest: Love Don't Go | Peluso Microphone Lab Presents: Yellow Couch Sessions