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No Depression

No Depression
Winter 2017: Singer-songwriter

No Depression, the premier magazine of American roots music, is a quarterly that publishes in-depth articles, original illustrations, stunning photography, and essays by some of roots music’s most celebrated artists

November 2017
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Whether you call this music roots, folk, or Americana, great songwriting is at its core. No Depression looks for songwriting that’s honest and relatable, beautiful and raw. It looks for songs that say the things we can’t find the words for ourselves. So for the Winter 2017 issue, No Depression talked to some of the finest songwriters in the field about what drives them and their work. Whether it’s Janis Ian writing about the value of silence, Ani DiFranco talking about learning how to stop worrying, or the Avett Brothers discussing the songs they’ll never perform, this issue will draw you deeper into the craft of songwriting.

In Winter 2017:

  • Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson
  • Ani DiFranco
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Jason Isbell
  • Lori McKenna
  • Chris Hillman
  • Josh Ritter
  • Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier, and Gretchen Peters
  • Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton
  • Emily Saliers
  • Chastity Brown
  • Caspar Babypants
  • Samantha Crain
  • Susan Werner
  • Leeroy Stagger


  • Photography by Rose Cousins and essays by Janis Ian, Allison Moorer, and David Olney
  • Illustrations by Jenny Ritter, Drew Christie, and Colin Sutherland
  • Cover art by Jessica Husband
  • Design by Marcus Amaker