No Depression

Another term for alt country, this term refers to a style of music that is a hybrid of rock and country music, first innovated by Missouri band Uncle Tupelo (who later split into Son Volt and Wilco) and somewhat inspired by Gram Parson. Uncle Tupelo had a song called "No Depression" (which was also the name of their first album) which had wide ranging influence, as did the band itself. That song was actually inspired by the Carter Family song "No Depression in Heaven".

A magazine that covers alt country events also calls itself No Depression.

See also Alt Country and Cosmic American Music.

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