Following up on the success of Summer 2023’s issue with guest editor Dom Flemons, No Depression returns with another book of long-form, multi-sourced journalism highlighting the roots music’s stars and up-and-comers.
Although the season might be cooling down, the upcoming roots music releases are just heating up. The Fall 2023 issue will include profiles on GRAMMY and Tony-nominated singer-songwriter Brandy Clark and soul legend Bettye LaVette (herself a long-time No Depression supporter!). Additionally, this issue will tackle underreported issues like the rise of unions within the music industry — from labels like The Secretly Group and platforms like Bandcamp — and the roots musicians like Mipso and Mark Ribot who are involved in these efforts.
No Depression is committed to producing the best roots music coverage, both in print and online at nodepression.com.
Included in this issue:
- Bettye LaVette Will Kick Your Ass: The singer steps off the music biz roller coaster to steer her own ride - Jim Shahen
- A Deeper Truth: Reissue shines new light on poet and musician Roxy Gordon - Meredith Lawrence
- A Gong Time Coming: Gong Ensemble Pantayo takes a traditional art into new realms - Lily Goldberg
- Sing to Live: Júlia Colom brings forgotten songs of Mallorca back through the people that sang them - Judy Cantor-Navas
- Story Songs: From a small town to the Broadway stage, Brandy Clark's songs are an emotional landscape - Kim Ruehl
- Strength in Numbers: Roots musicians are mobilizing with a new wave of unions and activist organization - Laura Scholz
- Unsung Heroines - Charlene Barker, The Birthplace of Country Music Museum
- A Common Language: Tribute sets create magical moments for festival artists and fans - Stacy Chandler
- Unexpected Connections: A conversation with City and Colour and Hiss Golden Messenger
- Screen Door: Art, Activism, and Americana - Allison Russell
... And so much more!
- Original design by Marcus Amaker
- Original cover art by Adriana Alexatos
- Original photos by Edwina Hay, David Navas, and Amos Perrine
- Archival photos from The Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, courtesy of The Association for Cultural Equity
- Rare photos courtesy of The Center for World Music
- Exclusive imagery courtesy of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum