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...

Markus James Invites Us to Ride Shotgun as He Heads For The Hills

Markus James has the nerve to slap us upside the skull and tell us it is time to Head for the Hills. His new album is the perfect soundtrack for a high-speed exodus. This entire album has an eerie, otherworldly sound, and after a few spins you will realize what James already knows: the...

Five Questions: Brulé Founder Paul LaRoche

Paul LaRoche grew up as part of a white middle-class family in the small farming community of Worthington, Minn. While he knew he was adopted at birth, it wasn't until after the death of his adoptive parents that he discovered the truth about his heritage – that he was actually a member of the...


The Donkeys ~ "Ride The Black Wave", Craig Young, November 24, 2014

The Donkeys - Ride The Black Wave (Live on KEXP)

Benjamin Booker ~ "Falling Down Blues" , Craig Young, November 24, 2014

Benjamin Booker - "Falling Down Blues" (FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall)

The Lone Bellow ~ "Then Came The Morning", Craig Young, November 25, 2014

KXT Live Sessions, The Lone Bellow, "Then Came The Morning"

Rhiannon Giddens - Spanish Mary , Paul Wilner, November 20, 2014

Spanish Mary - Lyrics by Bob Dylan & Lead Vocals by Rhiannon Giddens

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)