I’ve updated my 2009 review of Sam Bush’s Circles Around Me as the latest installment of my (infrequent) Gold…in a way series of archival reviews. It is posted over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass.
Gold…In A Way is an opportunity for me to occasionally re-examine a bluegrass album that I believe deserves a second listen. This time out I look at David Parmley & Continental Divide’s 2009 album Three Silver Dollars. Featuring a title cut from Tom T. Hall and outstanding playing from Parmley, Dale Perry, Ron Spears, Ron… Continue reading Gold…In A Way- David Parmley & Continental Divide: Three Silver Dollars
I’ve been listening to Chris Jones & the Night Drivers quite frequently the past two weeks. Chris Jones is a bluegrass and Americana artist who should be better known than he is, in my opinion. For a number of reasons, he doesn’t maintain the profile of more acclaimed bluegrass performers. However, having recorded numerous albums… Continue reading Chris Jones, Cloud of Dust, and playing air-bass
Originally published at The Lonesome Road Review, reviews of Robert Plant, Sweet Sunny South, and Honey Don’t albums. Robert Plant Band of Joy Rounder Records 5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske Not being as familiar with Robert Plant’s influences as others may have been, I was stunned with fear in early 2007 to hear… Continue reading Robert Plant, Sweet Sunny South, & Honey Don’t reviews
Things have been quite on the Fervor Coulee front lately, and for that I apologize. I’ve been busy with real life commitments, meaning FC has gone on the back-burner. This week in my Red Deer Advocate Roots Music column I review the latest from The Honey Dewdrops and The Grascals. (Originally published in the Red Deer Advocate,… Continue reading The Honey Dewdrops & The Grascals reviews
My review of Madison Violet’s album No Fool For Trying has been posted at the Country Standard Time site, http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=4401 It has been out for some time in Canada, but I was only just sent the album for review. It wasn’t released in the USA until November. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee.
I just noticed that Chris Scruggs has a recent album, Anthem. I listened to the tracks on his MySpace site and am quite intrigued- as much Ray Davies as Gail Davies, if I can (try to) be so clever. I liked his work with BR549 and on his mother’s Bluegrass Inn live disc. Ever since I became… Continue reading Chris Scruggs
I’ve just submitted two new reviews to Aaron at the Lonesome Road Review, a nice little site with some very good writing. Susanville, the new one from the Dixie Bee-Liners and Deep in the Shade from the Steep Canyon Rangers are the two albums I consider. Steep Canyon Rangers Deep In The Shade Rebel Records… Continue reading Dixie Bee-Liners & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews
The Wheat Pool Hauntario Shameless Sounding like Elvis Perkins after spending a train ride being tutored in wordsmithing by Tom Russell and in melody from Chris Stamey, Edmonton’s The Wheat Pool has garnered positive press from publications far beyond our province’s borders. Their sweeping amalgamation of rock, country, blues, and folk influences place the Canadiana… Continue reading The Wheat Pool- Hauntario
This past weekend, my review of Sam Bush’s recent album Circles Around Me ran in my twice-monthly Roots Music column in the Red Deer Advocate newspaper. Unfortunately, due to the holiday weekend, the column never got uploaded to the online edition of the paper. Therefore, I’m adding the review here in the hopes that additional… Continue reading Sam Bush- Circles Around Me