Huge News From No Depression!
No Depression is all about celebrating roots: since the magazine’s founding in 1995, they have aimed the spotlight at both old and new roots music, bringing together voices of professional critics and regular listeners, as well as the artists themselves.
But, since 2008, those voices have lived solely online (http://nodepression.com). This year, which happens to be No Depression’s 20th anniversary, they decided to return to their own roots – and to print! I am excited to announce No Depression Magazine 2015, the first of an annual series of premium publications that will offer the best in articles, photos and artwork related to roots music – including Americana, bluegrass, folk and much more.
This year’s edition, which will be released in September, will feature stories on Jason Isbell, the Punch Brothers, Shovels & Rope, Valerie June, I’m With Her, Dave Rawlings Machine, Greensky Bluegrass, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, and more, with cover artwork by Kevin Bradley at Church of Type.
What it will not feature is advertising.
So they are funding the magazine in part through a Kickstarter campaign available at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nodepression/no-depression-magazine-2015. Between today and July 3, they hope to raise at least $40,000 to help achieve their goal of publishing a premium magazine that readers will want to keep with their books, not next to the toilet. With funding and pre-orders from No Depression readers and fans, they can provide top-notch writing and artwork and print with sustainability in mind.
They have always celebrated quality handmade music, and believe handmade music deserves a quality magazine you can hold in your hand. I expect they will succeed in that goal!