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No Depression: Fall 2023

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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