No Depression, Homegrown

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No Depression started its life as a quarterly print magazine in 1995, fueled by its founding editors' passion for alt-country music and long-form journalism. Over the course of its first print run, it helped solidify the importance of Americana and roots music on the national stage. In the years since, No Depression has developed a robust web publication, publishing long features, honest criticism, and weekly columns in addition to its wealth of community-driven content. In 2015, to celebrate the publication's 20th anniversary, the FreshGrass Foundation brought it back to print as a high-end, ad-free, quarterly journal focused once again on long-form music journalism.
The Summer 2016 issue follows the theme of “Homegrown,” looking closely at family bands, sibling duos, and local music scenes that have been built on the strength of family connections. The Gulf Coast, California, the Pacific Northwest, upstate New York, and the UK are spotlighted, as we explore homegrown movements in roots music.

Long Features

  • Sibling duos
  • 25 years of Kill Rock Stars
  • A new generation of English folksingers
  • Candi Staton
  • California's Ash Grove music club
  • Levon Helm's midnight rambles
  • The Ardoin family

Short Features:

  • Martin Carthy
  • King Creosote
  • The Cactus Blossoms
  • Matthew & Jill Barber 
  • The Gibson Brothers
  • Allison Moorer interviews Elizabeth Cook
  • Ben Jaffe, Luke Winslow-King, Ani DiFranco, and the new New Orleans
  • Jimbo Mathus, Luther Dickinson, Bobby Rush and Mississippi's music legacy
  • Homemade instruments


  • Photo essay from inside Levon Helm's barn, by Paul LaRaia
  • Homemade zines and fliers from the ‘90s DIY movement
  • Illustration by Drew Christie, Howard Rains, Jenny Ritter, and Ariana Dixon
  • Cover art by Colin Sutherland