Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Vinyl Purchases of 2022

As the days of 2022 draw to a close, I was inspired by a Twitter mate to reflect on my vinyl purchases of the past year. In the long ago 90s, I had way too many albums, and as storage became an issue I traded off and sold (both, too cheaply) boxes of them. While… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Vinyl Purchases of 2022

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

My gosh, this was hard. How hard? Willie Nelson- Ride Me Back Home got bumped during the last week, and I had to decide Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars wasn’t a roots album. I reviewed 109 albums at Fervor Coulee (and elsewhere) during 2019, didn’t have time to review or chose not to review several dozen… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

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Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins- Hall of Fame Bluegrass review

The best thing I’ve heard all week! An excellent bluegrass album- fluid and lively, without a hint of self-satisfaction. My review of this release of the highest quality is posted at the Lonesome Road Review. Junior and Joe know bluegrass. You’ll want to purchase this recent Rebel Records release. I just found out I previously wrote about… Continue reading Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins- Hall of Fame Bluegrass review

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D.B. Rielly- Cross My Heart + Hope to Die review

O, boy! This is a good one. I loved D.B. Rielly’s previous album, and this one might just be a little bit better. See my review at Lonesome Road Review. Not sure how you’re finding me, but thanks for making the effort. Donald @FervorCoulee on the Twitter D.B. Rielly
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Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass review

It took me a couple weeks to read, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of reading Murphy Henry’s history of women playing bluegrass. Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass is almost excellent, and examines the long history of women playing the music some of us love. It is replete with fascinating stories and… Continue reading Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass review

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The Gloria Darlings- Come Home To Me review

Long time, no write; what could have happened in the past two weeks? O, yeah…school started. Thanks to my friend Aaron at the Lonesome Road Review, The Gloria Darlings made their way to me last month. Man, their album is good- deceptively simple music that is fresh and invigorating. What I mean by ‘deceptively simple’… Continue reading The Gloria Darlings- Come Home To Me review

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Scott Cook- One More Time Around review

My review of Scott Cook’s excellent new album, One More Time Around album is up over at the Lonesome Road Review. The album is available from Scott’s website, http://www.ScottCook.net as well as CD Baby and the digital services; I would hope it is available at finer Edmonton retailers such as Permanent and Blackbyrd. I’m told… Continue reading Scott Cook- One More Time Around review

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Alice Gerrard- Bittersweet review

Alice Gerrard is one of the living legends of bluegrass music; combined with her decades of recording and performing old-time and folk music, Gerrard has a stout resume that is as varied and dynamic as anyone you can think of…sorry for the dangling participle. My review of Bittersweet, her new Laurie Lewis produced album, has… Continue reading Alice Gerrard- Bittersweet review

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