Dixie Bee-Liners & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews

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

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The Wheat Pool- Hauntario

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

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Sam Bush- Circles Around Me

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

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My Favourite Roots Albums of the Year 2009

My top 21 albums of the year- in no particular order beyond #1 & #2 which are either Dale Ann Bradley’s Don’ t Turn Your Back or John Wort Hannam’s Queen’s Hotel, depending on the day and my mood. This list was submitted to the Postcard 2 survey with one exception; I only just heard the latest… Continue reading My Favourite Roots Albums of the Year 2009

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The Undesirables- Travelling Show

Welcome back to Fervor Coulee. In my Red Deer Advocate Roots Music column this week I advance several coming shows and feature a review of a dynamic album from The Undesirables. The Undesirables Travelling Show Self-released Billed as “two grown men, one guitar, and a natural disaster,” Toronto’s The Undesirables have released their third album… Continue reading The Undesirables- Travelling Show

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Folk Time Tunnel- Amchitka & Pete Seeger

Due to a miscommunication, my column scheduled for last week ran today. No big deal really as I was not advancing anything of a time-sensitive matter. However, since the column was submitted, a couple interesting shows have been added to the local roots music calendar. This coming Friday, Dec. 18, a fundraiser for a few… Continue reading Folk Time Tunnel- Amchitka & Pete Seeger

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Kent McAlister & the Iron Choir / Things About Comin’ My Way

Thanks for visiting this week. In Friday’s Red Deer Advocate I was fortunate to review two exceptional roots music releases; I’ve listened to both countless times this autumn and discover something new to appreciate each time. Kent McAlister & the Iron Choir recently released How I’ll Remian and it is a splendid collection of songs.… Continue reading Kent McAlister & the Iron Choir / Things About Comin’ My Way

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