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By Grant Alden, Peter Blackstock

For many of its thirteen-year heritage as a liked and embellished tune journal, No melancholy sought to be an tool of switch: to attract awareness to the deep good of yank musical traditions; to polish a mild on performers whose presents some distance exceed the dimensions in their audiences or their pocketbooks; and to supply a secure harbor for the easiest long-form writing approximately tune at the newsstand. those traditions proceed via No Depression's now semi-annual sequence of bookazines. The inaugural bookazine, numbered ND #76 that allows you to make specific the continuity among No Depression's unique and new codecs, all in favour of the subsequent new release of rising roots song performers. ND #78, due out the autumn of 2009, will specialise in well known households in American roots song, family members who've stretched their inventive impact throughout generations. it will comprise in-depth items approximately bedrock clans of kingdom music--the Carters and the Cashes--and people music--the Guthries and the Seegers; profiles of nation mavericks Steve and Justin Townes Earle and of jazz nice Charlie Haden and his musically adventurous kids; plus a extra "metaphorical family members" piece at the creative "sons" of bluesman Rev. Gary Davis. The magazine's cofounders and coeditors, provide Alden and Peter Blackstock, proceed to lead the bookazine. The magazine's senior writers and individuals stay on board to form the tone and voice of the bookazine, and its unique photo layout imprint maintains within the fingers of ND artwork director furnish Alden.

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That’s why it’s worked for everyone to be doing their own thing; we don’t get in each other’s way too much. ” “It’s an asset because it’s authentic,” concurs Sloan Wainwright. Especially when they share a bill. “During the course of an evening of music, our differences and our connections as family create a powerful experience,” she says. Put two or more of them onstage together, and something in those disparate instruments clicks. “I don’t know if it’s because of genetics, but certainly in the case of my family, the meld of the voices is very good,” says Martha.

He frequently played them old tunes over the phone, though without ever pressuring them to play them — or to play any music professionally. “I wanted them to be in touch with their grandparents and their cousins and uncles,” he says, speaking from his home in Agoura Hills, California, outside Los Angeles. When the Haden kids were asked to harmonize on “You Are My Sunshine” with relatives at an 80th birthday celebration for Charlie’s mother Virginia in Missouri in 1988, no one knew quite what to expect.

Photograph by Jacob Blickenstaff. Petra and Rachel, a bassist and pianist, were members of That Dog, an indie-rock band which released three albums in the ’90s. Tanya, a cellist and visual artist, is married to School Of Rock star Jack Black (who contributes a manic reading of “Old Joe Clark” to Rambling Boy) and has recorded with Los Angeles band the Silversun Pickups, among others. As his kids developed their own distinctive styles, Haden took pains to keep them tapped into their family history.

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