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No Depression, Voices: Summer 2021

No Depression, Voices: Summer 2021

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After themed issues on instruments, gear, songwriting, and other tools, No Depression is dedicating an entire issue to the human voice. Summer 2021 serves as quite the vocal issue, literally and figuratively. Stories take a deeper look at singing range, technicalities, and timbre, but also highlight individuals whose voices carry words of change, protest, and dissent throughout roots music.

Included in this issue:

  • Singers on Singing - Hilary Saunders
  • Finding Their Voices: Songs and circumstances can alter how musicians sing - Hilary Saunders
  • Call of the Cowboy: A history of yodeling in roots music - Liz Tracy
  • Unearthed Sounds: Inside the Memphis sacred-soul revival - Alan Richard
  • More than Words: Sign language interpreters connect deaf audiences to the music they love - Stacy Chandler
  • A Warrior for My Voice - Chris Pierce
  • 'Ma' to the Max: Behind the scene of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom with singer Maxayn Lewis - Charles Donovan
  • Every Single Sentence Sings: Prose offers songwriters another way to tell their stories - Jason Heller
  • Open Up My Voice: Allison Russell finds a way to tell her painful story through song - Hilary Hughes
  • The Air As Your Territory: Tracing the legacy of civil rights music - Kim Ruehl
  • Cultures Coming Together: Cha Wa shares stories and sounds of New Orleans with the world - Erica Campbell
  • Hearing a Whole World: 50 years of Karen Dalton's In My Own Time - Laura Stanley
  • The Songs and the Singers: Tribute records let new voices shape the music - Zach Schonfeld
  • Angel Band: Leslie Jordan revisits the hymns of his childhood - Chuck Armstrong
  • Screen Door: Sing the Whole House Down - Adam Weiner (Low Cut Connie)


    • Original design by Marcus Amaker
    • Original cover design by Jenny Chang-Rodriguez
    • Original illustration by Kailey Ashton
    • Historical photos from the Library of Congress
    • Archival photos from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Film stills courtesy of Netflix