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