Steve Coffey & the Lokels- Twirlin’ Girl Boogie

Steve Coffey & the Lokels Twirling’ Girl Boogie steve-coffey.com   I don’t know how known Steve Coffey is outside of Alberta, but I’m certain it isn’t well enough!   Steve Coffey remains a well-kept secret deserving of greater acclaim. Coffey has the voice and the words required in the roots world; he is every bit… Continue reading Steve Coffey & the Lokels- Twirlin’ Girl Boogie

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David Baxter- Day & Age

David Baxter Day & Age http://www.DavidBaxter.ca   The best part of doing what I do is discovering unfamiliar artists. When I received David Baxter’s album in the mail, I had never heard of him. Upon investigation, I learned of his work as an instrumentalist and producer on records by Sherry Kean, Lori Yates, Justin Rutledge,… Continue reading David Baxter- Day & Age

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The Great Outdoors- Winter

The Great Outdoors Winter DDG Records   The vision of Adam Nation, and the final in a series recognizing the seasons, Winter is the most successful of the ones I have heard; somehow, I missed Summer.   This 5-song EP provides a crisp summary of winter imagery and moods. Similar in sound to Great Lake… Continue reading The Great Outdoors- Winter

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Lluís Gómez Quartet- Lluís Gómez Quartet

Lluís Gómez Quartet Self-released web.mac.com/lluisgomez International bluegrass is no more consistent in sound and influence than the familiar North American variety. No surprise then that Spaniard Lluís Gómez’s Quartet recording is an eclectic album that will either challenge listeners- again- as to ‘What is bluegrass, anyway?” or be embraced by those who celebrate acoustic instrumental… Continue reading Lluís Gómez Quartet- Lluís Gómez Quartet

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Guy Davis- Sweetheart Like You

Guy Davis Sweetheart Like You Red House   Guy Davis, having appeared in Red Deer a couple times over the past few years, approaches the blues like no one else. He knows the blues, but realizes it can be much more than 12-bars and out.   Naming his latest for the Bob Dylan number that… Continue reading Guy Davis- Sweetheart Like You

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Various Artists- African Reggae

Various Artists African Reggae Putumayo   Musicologist can argue of Africa’s influence on Jamaica’s reggae, but for listeners the discussion is moot. What matters is the groove, and African Reggae has that in abundance.   Honouring the 64th anniversary of Bob Marley’ birth February 6, African Reggae assembles fairly recent tracks from Africa’s strongest purveyors… Continue reading Various Artists- African Reggae

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Robin & Linda Williams- Buena Vista

Robin & Linda Williams Buena Vista Red House   The venerable folk and acoustiblue duo return with their, by my count, 20th album; it is another that will undoubtedly become cherished by their legion of followers.   Little new ground is broken here, and little does that matter. As they have for thirty-some years, the… Continue reading Robin & Linda Williams- Buena Vista

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