Saturday, April 24, 2010

never really been a joiner but ...

sometimes something quite appealing comes along. Which I why I have become a card-carrying member of the Americana and Roots music community, No Depression.

Okay, so it's a virtual card that I carry, but I have now contributed my first blog post to the site, which kinda makes me brethren. If the spirit moves you, please wander over to have a glance at my blatherings about poisoning musicians and other memories of the Calgary Folk Festival.

Check out the rest of the site too, if you are interested in roots music. There's scads of information, various member groups, posts by people other than me, and even new music to check out. To hold you over while you wait for festival season.

What festivals are you waiting for? How many more sleeps must you wait? (You know you have already counted them...)

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update: more yammerings about my folk fest wish lists now added to the No Depression blog.


5 comments:

Allison said...

Who is on your must see list for this years Folk Fest? Or have they announced the performers yet?

One of these days I will make it to the folk fest...

bloody awful poetry said...

Love the site! I've been on a bit of an alt-country binge phase lately, so this is perfect.
Also I've moved the Calgary Folk Festival to the top of the List Of Music Fests I Must Attend Before I Die and I had better write that down before I forget.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They have been doing a leak per week, Al, and on May 4 will announce the entire lineup. So far I am chuffed about Frank Turner, Ohbijou, St. Vincent, and Timbre Timber.
The folk fest is waiting for you...

It's a site that's chock-full of goodness, isn't it, BAP? And you can never go wrong with a little alt-country as far as I am concerned.
The folk fest is waiting for you too...

Sean Wraight said...

As much as I love the No Depression website the print edition of their hallowed magazine was always a treat for me. I was very saddened when that ceased to be. That being said, the website has improved greatly over the last little while. A great resource it is. Congratulations to you for sharing your words with the No Depression community. :)

That Calgary Folk Festival contest they are sponsoring is pretty awesome too.

Nice post! Look up the unusual name origin sometime if you were not aware. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Depression_(magazine)

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Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've not read the print edition of No Depression, Sean, but I am always sad to see print versions end. Something just so satisfying about holding that magazine in your hands, you know? Was it as chockful as the website is?
Isn't that a great Calgary Folk Festival contest? I would love to blog the fest for No Depression! And yes, it is a wonderfully imaginative name and one that perfectly reflects the zine's Roots roots.