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No Depression: Summer 2024

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The inimitable Béla Fleck serves as the guest editor for the Summer 2024 issue No Depression, lending his expertise in musical technicality and performance to the leading source for roots music journalism. The new issue features a profile on Fleck, who is releasing not one, but two albums this year, as well as an innovative exploration of banjo tones he helped devise. The Summer 2024 issue also includes original cover art by Ian Felice of The Felice Brothers (whose new album Valley of Abandoned Songs will be released in June on Conor Oberst’s new label, Million Stars), stories about Drivin N Cryin, Lee Fields, Wonder Women of Country, and more.

Included in this issue:

  • 'The Godfather of Tuareg Music': New compilation highlights the life and music of Abdallah Oumbadougou - Noah Berlatsky
  • Cinema Verité: A new documentary traces soul singer Lee Fields' story onstage and off - Jim Shahen
  • Carrying The Culture: Roots of Fire is a feature-length documentary about the history of Louisiana Cajun roots music and those contributing this rich tradition
  • Power Players: Wonder Women of Country combine strengths to create magic - Meredith Lawrence
  • A Living Tribute: Fellow artists celebrate Drivin N Cryin's Kevn Kinney with 100-song tribute project - Michael Elliott
  • Missions Impossible: The people and moments that have propelled Béla Fleck and his banjo - Stacy Chandler
  • Chasing Perfection By Way of the Banjo - Béla Fleck
  • 'History With A Backbeat': Small but mighty, a Michigan library system steers a blues series for 36 years - Caryn Rose
  • Black Girls Make Country Hits Too: Alice Randall's 'My Black Country' puts Black women musicians and stories back in the saddle - Cherise Johnson
  • 'Phobia': An original poem by Joan Baez
  • Screen Door: Tend, Grow, Release — On Making and Sharing Music - Leyla McCalla

... And so much more!


  • Original design by Marcus Amaker
  • Original cover art by Ian Felice