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No Depression: Spring 2024

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No Depression is rolling into 2024 strong, with some of the most important voices in roots music today. Starting on the cover, the Spring issue showcases the visual art of acclaimed singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, who began painting in earnest during lockdown. Additionally, The Bacon Brothers serve as the Guest Editors, as actor Kevin Bacon and professor Michael Bacon are featured in a profile and contribute their historical knowledge on the state of blues music.

Included in this issue:

  • Second Act: Beloved as an actor, Josh Radnor finds new creative energy in music - by Rachel Brodsky
  • Why Girl Groups Still Matter: Rich harmonies and joyful stage presence resonate in today’s music - by Jim Shahen
  • Learning to Lean: Community carried Hurray for the Riff Raff through grief on The Past Is Still Alive - by Rachel Cholst
  • Arkansas Travelers: Songwriters set out to speak the truth about the land, the history, and the way forward - by Meredith Lawrence
  • The Power of Commitment: Bobby Darin’s unexpected journey to folk music - by Michael Elliott
  • Family Matters: Siblings and musical collaborators The Bacon Brothers share a passion for storytelling - by Laura Scholz
  • Whose Blues: As blues music modernizes, so do the voices of those making it - by John Morrison
  • Unexpected Connections - by Michael Bacon
  • The New Legends of Cowtown: Abraham Alexander and the community redefining North Texas music - by Courtney E. Smith
  • Fire and Ice: Old and new folk songs connect Icelandic musicians — and the world — to a rich cultural history - by Hilary Saunders
  • Screen Door: The End Is the Beginning: Tales From an Artist in Recovery - by River Shook

... And so much more!


  • Original design by Marcus Amaker
  • Original cover art by Joan Osborne
  • Archival photos courtesy of Bear Family Records