Thunder and Rain- Passing in the Night review

Thunder and RainPassing in the NightThunderAndRainMusic.com A most pleasing recording, Thunder and Rain’s latest continues the acoustic Americana magic the Golden, Colorado-based group has shown over two previous albums and a couple EPs. The quartet resides in that sweetest of spots, a natural sounding meeting of bluegrass, country, folk, and pop, more aggressive and grounded… Continue reading Thunder and Rain- Passing in the Night review

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Jeremy Garrett- Circles review

Jeremy Garrett Circles Organic Records The Infamous Stringdusters have been creating their increasingly lively and diverse interpretation of bluegrass for almost fifteen years. As the group’s fiddler and one of three primary vocalists, Jeremy Garrett has been central to their development as the music’s most progressive (and subsequently perhaps divisive) group. While recent songs are… Continue reading Jeremy Garrett- Circles review

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Mark Hummel- Wayback Machine review

Mark Hummel Wayback Machine Electro-Fi Once upon a long time ago, I was a not-so-wee, not-so-young Fervor Coulee, and I pitched my first newspaper column to the local editor. To my astonishment, and I am sure his eventual repentance, he bought it and thus was launched, for a pair of columns, Rural Roots. Prior to… Continue reading Mark Hummel- Wayback Machine review

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Rott'n Dan & Lightnin' Willy- Rott'n Dan & Lightnin' Willy review

Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy SweetSweetAcousticBlues.com  and CDBaby Sometimes it all comes down to the web address: ‘Sweet, sweet acoustic blues’ pretty much sums up this 34-minute platter of harp, guitar, and voice. Even more appropriately for the lowdown, forlorn blues—the website doesn’t appear to exist! A gently, swinging take… Continue reading Rott'n Dan & Lightnin' Willy- Rott'n Dan & Lightnin' Willy review

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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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