"No Depression" is a song by The Carter Family, and is covered by Uncle Tupelo on this album, their debut. The band went on to record three more records in the 1990s before breaking up and spawning two more bands, Son Volt and Wilco. However, the title of this song and album became a descriptor used by some to refer to the entire genre of music more aptly named Alternative Country. Alt Country is a favorite genre of mine, and this band in particular. I'm not alone in that. There is a group of us active on an email listserv named for another Uncle Tupelo song, "Postcard From Hell." We gather, discuss music, current events, share recommendations for the best TVs or Tacos and make lists ranking things. Reading "Postcard" is a daily part of my life, and many of the men and women there are close friends of mine.