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.
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