Interview: Erik K. Gustafson

Erik K. Gustafson is a visionary pianist and composer whose music crosses the boundaries between jazz, New Age, and classical. His new abum, For a Moment, is a vivid display of his artistry.

Q: What was your introduction to music? How old were you, and how did it affect you?

Artist Dave Brubeck
Other tags New Age


The True Calling of Ian Prowse

Singer, songwriter, and Amsterdam frontman Ian Prowse has one of those awkward streaks.

“Thatcher polarised the country,” he explained, “she was a true radical albeit for a heinous philosophy.  It was entirely natural for me that would carry on into my music.”

With an influential career that spans back to the 90s, the Englishman’s first band Pele cultivated a devoted fan-base. Tinged with an intrinsic Celtic sound and built around the tonewheeled harmonic frequencies of the Hammond organ, Pele created a very specific collection of socially aware, politically charged songs.

Live Review

Jakie Green and the Modern Lives Band @ World Cafe Live

Jackie Greene on October 4, 2018

Jackie Greene @ World Cafe Live

Jackie Greene & The Modern Lives Band

World Cafe Live

Philadelphia, PA




How LA artist James Bowers combines film noir, STP and The Beatles in his new song & video

James Bowers

What can be more appropriate for the Halloween season than a video that gives you the creeps...or rather, a video entitled "Creep" that leaves a bit of a chill in your mood. LA singer-songwriter James Bowers took on the daunting task of re-making the 90s grunge rock song by Stone Temple Pilots but in the style of "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles.

Live Review

Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival - Last Stop, Hollywood Bowl!

Willie Nelson on October 21, 2018


Oh, MAN! I finally got to see Willie Nelson live and in person! At The Hollywood Bowl! For the final stop of The Outlaw Music Festival 2018! Deadheads and Willie fans unite! And it was awesome. 



Here I Am: An Interview with Vincent Poag

Vincent Poag; photo credit: Chuck Fishbein, Crazy Duck Productions

Vincent Poag’s face doesn’t grace the front cover of his latest LP Heroes and Demons. However, for an artist whose music is distinguished by eclectic, narrative vignettes, Poag’s seeming aversion to the camera has less to do with disguising his countenance than it does with drawing attention to the album’s ten songs.

Artist Vincent Poag
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INTERVIEW: Americana duo The Black Feathers spread their wings on debut US tour

The Black Feathers - Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler

The Black Feather are no strangers to No Depression readers. The UK Americana duo first came on our radar in 2014 with their album, Strangers We Meet. This fall of 2018 marks the first time the couple (yes, they're married), Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, have performed in front of US audiences. They kicked off their 21-city tour in Nashville to a packed house at The Bluebird Cafe during the AmericanaFest in September, and they've been truckin' up the east coast for the past month.


INTERVIEW: NYC artist Kiyomi Hawley takes back her life and her music

Kiyomi Hawley - finally free!

With all that life throws at us, we all could use a little help from our friends...and music! New York City-based singer-songwriter Kiyomi Hawley endured a big life transition where she literally extracted herself from a "cult" and channeled all the emotions she felt into her new EP Meet You There that she just released this September. Kiyomi shares in her interview below how her vocal coach, friends and family helped her get back to her musical self and her freedom to create.

Live Review

Glorietta Harnesses the Magic of Friendship

Glorietta on October 18, 2018

The best super groups are the ones for which the stakes are very low. They don’t need to sell a ton of records or even tour, they just need to have fun and play music together. Glorietta is one such super group, and when they made their debut at Newport Folk Festival in July, it felt like we were all invited to their party – one which began with an AirBnB, a hot tub, and plenty of group hangs and booze.

Artist Glorietta