NEW RIDERS of the PURPLE SAGE: (Two New Releases)

          NEW RIDERS of the PURPLE SAGE Instant Armadillo Blues: Best of 1971-1975 Raven 345 Raven Records Web Site             NEW RIDERS of the PURPLE SAGE 17 Pine Avenue Woodstock 0037 Woodstock Records Web Site New Riders Web Site   The … → read more

KAMI THOMPSON: Love Lies

        KAMI THOMPSON Love Lies Warner Bros. 2564665549 www.warnerbrosrecords.com www.kamithompson.com   This newcomer’s talent is obvious after the first few bars of the opening “Little Boy Blue,” complete with its Dire Straits’ aura. The younger daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson (good DNA!), she shares her parents’ … → read more

THE WILD RUMPUS: 304

The WIld Rumpus: 304

        THE WILD RUMPUS 304 Mudbone 002-03 www.thewildrumpus.com   There is a tradition of irreverent and sometimes reckless behavior among old-time players. The Wild Rumpus travels that road. They describe their sound as “stompgrass” and that is very appropriate. There is very little information about the band … → read more

MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE: The Road is Dark

Michael Jerome Browne: The Road is Dark

          MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE The Road is Dark Borealis 209 www.borealisrecords.com>   While Michael Jerome Browne plays a variety of roots styles (from Appalachian traditional music to RnB) and just about any instrument with strings, blues has been the dominant genre in his repertoire, much of … → read more

No Depression Ceases Publication

SEATTLE, WA – No Depression, the bimonthly magazine covering a broad range of American roots music since 1995, will bring to an end its print publication with its 75th issue in May-June 2008. Plans to expand the publication’s website (www.nodepression.net) with additional content will move forward, though it will in … → read more