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Imaginary roadtrip, Austin edition: up close & personal with Glen Hansard

Show Date: July 27, 2009

As stated last week, purchasing a plane ticket to spend two nights with the Wrens at Schubas may very well have been the best decision I’ve made in the last several years. However, changing my return flight last-minute so I could catch Glen Hansard and Sam Beam play a benefit show in Austin kicked that […]

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No Depression Festival

Show Date: July 11, 2009

No Depression Festival – Short Version: It was hot. We ate barbecue. I drank a lot of beer and cider. Most of us had dirty, bare feet. Zee Avi is adorable. Jeff Fielder is totally amazing. Jessica Lea Mayfield is a lo-fi version of Jesse Sykes. Everyone loved Justin Townes Earle. No one much liked […]

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Win tix to the No Depression Festival

No Depression has long been the place to get the inside scoop on the best Americana, roots and alt-country folks to watch – and we’re pleased as punch that they’ve put all that know how into a full on festival of fabulous artists. The first ever No Depression Festival is set for Saturday, July 11th […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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The Shepherd's Dog


Without a doubt, The Shepherd’s Dog is the most accessible album ever recorded by Iron & Wine. The arrangements for the songs are suddenly lush and full, the beautiful melodies are still there and heck, things get downright dancy at times, but Sam Beam has taken Iron & Wine into new territory. Maybe it was […]

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