A greatly expanded and enhanced makes its debut today, is edited by No Depression co-founder Peter Blackstock and will feature contributions from many of the magazine’s longtime senior editors and contributing editors, as well as content from the magazine’s back-issue archives. The site was created by The Old State, a web design and development firm in Dallas, Texas. No Depression received significant assistance in creating the new site through contributions from its Founders Circle, a cast of more than 200 donors whose names appear on  the Founders Circle page.

A series of 15 Launch Shows will be held October 15-23  in conjunction with MusiCares, a foundation designed to assist musicians in times of financial, personal or medical crisis. Plans are also in the works for a July 2009 No Depression Festival to be held in the Seattle area.

Also appearing in early October is the first No Depression “bookazine,” part of a new twice-annual series of print publications issued through University of Texas Press. The bookazine, edited by Blackstock and ND co-founder Grant Alden, combines book and magazine elements to carry on No Depression’s tradition of publishing long-form music journalism. Launch Shows:

Oct. 15: Nick Lowe, Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 15: Alejandro Escovedo, Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 16: Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN
Oct. 17: Jimmy Webb, Schubas, Chicago, IL
Oct. 17: Lucinda Williams, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Oct. 17: Chatham County Line and Thad Cockrell, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Oct. 17: Minus 5, Mission Theate, Portland, OR
Oct. 18: Minus 5 and Band Of Annuals, Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Oct. 18: James McMurtry and Mando Saenz, Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
Oct. 18: Crooked Still, Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
Oct. 19: Crooked Fingers, Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Oct. 19: Lucinda Williams, Pageant, St. Louis, MO
Oct. 20: The Duhks, Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 21: Rodney Crowell, Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Oct. 22-23: Carrie Rodriguez, Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX

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