No Depression

The majority of bluegrass songs are about how life will be so much better when you are dead. I don’t love the sentiment but I understand why it has been so marketable. One of my favorite songs about glorious death is called “No Depression.” It was originally recorded by the Carter Family. It was covered by Uncle Tupelo. They are a legendary alt-country band and spawned an entire genre. There is a niche magazine named after the song. “No Depression” has been sort of an anthem for my scene.

You can hear my version here.