The Gina Furtado Project- I Hope You Have a Good Life review

The proverbial kiss-off: I hope you have a good life. Does anyone actually mean it? Aren’t you actually hoping the ex- quietly withers within a life of misery and solitude? My review of The Gina Furtado Project’s I Hope You Have a Good Life is published at Country Standard Time. Furtado, most recently of Chris… Continue reading The Gina Furtado Project- I Hope You Have a Good Life review

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Robert Vincent- In This Town You're Owned review

Robert Vincent In This Town You’re Owned Thirty Tigers RobertVincentMusic.com Relatively unheralded, Liverpudlian Robert Vincent appears poised to make his move within the overly-crowded country-folk, Americana field. With songs including “Burns Like Cotton in the Fields,” “Second Chance,” “So In Love,” and “Blue,” and now “This Town” and “My Neighbour’s Ghost,” Robert Vincent demonstrates ability… Continue reading Robert Vincent- In This Town You're Owned review

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Susan Raye, Buck Owens, and Roy Clark Craft Recordings Reissue reviews

In retrospect, the ‘uptown’ country music created during the mid-‘60s to the early-‘70s by folks like Tony Booth, Margie Singleton, Buck Owens, Jeannie C. Riley, and many others is among my favourite. Yes, it was slick. Yes, it wasn’t always connected to the rootsy, rural environs we romanticize. It didn’t have the ‘country’ connections that… Continue reading Susan Raye, Buck Owens, and Roy Clark Craft Recordings Reissue reviews

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Sideline- Breaks to the Edge review

Sideline Breaks to the Edge Mountain Home SidelineBG.com Having started to fill side gigs during bluegrass shoulder season, Sideline is headed toward a second decade for full-time members Steve Dilling, Jason Moore, and Skip Cherryholmes. Unfortunately, their sidemen roster has proven to be significantly less stable. Breaks to the Edge was recorded with Troy Boone… Continue reading Sideline- Breaks to the Edge review

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Wide Mouth Mason- I Wanna Go With You review

Wide Mouth Mason I Wanna Go With You WideMouthMason.com Being of a particular age, the ‘rock & roll’ music of the late ‘90s and early 2000s didn’t do much for me. I was busy with rootsier endeavors, and paid little-to-no attention to what was going on with the kids. I come to Wide Mouth Mason… Continue reading Wide Mouth Mason- I Wanna Go With You review

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Ronnie Bowman- Ronnie Bowman review

Ronnie Bowman Ronnie Bowman EMG I’ll be the first to admit Ronnie Bowman is a polarizing bluegrass figure. While his bona fides are without question—he had been recognized for his talents as IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times before 2000—and he is always in demand for guest vocalist duties, there are some who… Continue reading Ronnie Bowman- Ronnie Bowman review

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Maple Blues Awards Features Best Blues Artists from Winnipeg, Orillia, Kitchener, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto- Feb. 3 2020, Toronto

I don’t typically cut ‘n’ paste news releases, but Sarah French does me right so only fair I spread the word. Gala Hosted by Toronto’s Persian HeritageMulti-Instrumentalist Raha Javanfar aka Bad Luck Woman! The Maple Blues Awards will be the blues party of the year as the performers for the gala event are some of… Continue reading Maple Blues Awards Features Best Blues Artists from Winnipeg, Orillia, Kitchener, Kingston, Montreal and Toronto- Feb. 3 2020, Toronto

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