Warren Storm- Taking the World by Storm review

Warren Storm Taking the World by Storm APO Records The sticker reads, “A regional roots journey with ‘The Godfather of Swamp Pop.’” Being more than a little-bit-a-fan of Louisiana sounds of the Bobby Charles variety, I’m an easy in. Starting strong with a duet with John Fogerty on “Long As I Can See the Light”… Continue reading Warren Storm- Taking the World by Storm review

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Nick Hornbuckle- 13 or So review

Nick Hornbuckle 13 or So Ruby’s Slipper Records NickHornbuckle.com Nick Hornbuckle. Two words, four syllables. A banjo, five-strings. A two finger-style all his own. Add that up, and you get 13. Or so. A founding member of John Reischman’s Jaybirds, Vancouver Island’s Hornbuckle has slowly—painfully slowly—built for himself a positive reputation within the bluegrass fold,… Continue reading Nick Hornbuckle- 13 or So review

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Sue Decker- Outskirts of Love review

Sue Decker Outskirts of Love SueDecker.com There is hope for me: while I’ve yet to work-up the courage to perform in a bluegrass jam—aside from one pop-fueled, early-morning run-through of “Shady Grove” around a campfire—Victoria’s Sue Decker took her opportunity at the local jam, eventually taking a slide toward the blues. This collection of a… Continue reading Sue Decker- Outskirts of Love review

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Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches review

Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches Del Mundo MartinHarley.com Recorded in a refurbished Welsh chapel, Martin Harley’s latest is a warm, impeccable guitar-driven testament to the power of country-roots music. These original songs are uplifting and comfortable with an appealing bluesy vibe. Several songs are introspective, finely crafted laments of various perspective, most featuring bottleneck.… Continue reading Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches review

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Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace AngelForrest.ca Quebec’s blues-rock firebrand has been making albums for more than two decades, but has become more prominent nationally this decade. Presenting diverse, rockin’ tunes that have additional substance woven into their lyrics (menopause, mental health, relationships, responsibility, [maybe] alcoholism), Forrest has the vocal chops (some may compare to… Continue reading Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

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Matchedash Parish- Saturday Night review

Matchedash Parish Saturday Night Make It Real Records The Band continues to have much to offer emerging musicians. Turn on an episode of Allison Brock’s Wide Cut Country Saturday mornings on the mighty CKUA, and the influence of the Canadian-Southern rock band is heard any number of times. Slip Matchedash Parish’s flamboyant new release Saturday… Continue reading Matchedash Parish- Saturday Night review

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Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

Bywater Call Bywater Call Gypsy Soul Records BywaterCall.com Produced by Darcy Yates and Renan Yildizdogan, Bywater Call blasts out of the Toronto soul-rock-blues scene with an incredible debut, self-titled album. Meghan Parnell holds down the front with sultry, rich, and smooth lead vocals. “Bring Me Down,” a yearn-some jam further propelled by Dave Barnes’ guitars… Continue reading Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

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