Pay quarterly and get No Depression in print and digital (PDF). Subscribe now to No Depression, the premier journal on roots music published by the 501(c)(3) FreshGrass Foundation. The original music magazine began in 1995 and ran through 2008, and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, No Depression returned to the page in Fall 2015. Today, No Depression is published quarterly and features 100+ pages of long-form stories on roots music, stunning photography, and original illustrations.
When you subscribe today you will receive our Summer 2020 issue. The theme for this issue is “Tools of the Trade” and features artists like Alan Lomax, Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabaté, Pharis & Jason Romero, Jaime Wyatt, Wild Ponies, Kendl Winter (The Lowest Pair), Cruz Contreras (The Black Lillies) and more! Photos/Art and original design by Marcus Amaker; Original cover art by D. Norsen; Original photos from No Depression readers. Archival and historical photos courtesy of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Festival season starts in earnest in the spring, but of course live music happens all year round. This issue of No Depression explores all facets of the live music experience, compiling the most important roots music festivals and venturing behind the scenes at some legendary venues. Additionally, stories look at the challenges that live music curators and attendees face and dig into how roots musicians transform their recorded music into live presentations.