Canada Day Roots Songs, 2014 edition

It’s Canada Day up Canada way (this coming Tuesday),   and in the spirit of all things Canadian- the NHL amateur draft and Free Agent Frenzy, apple and blueberry crumble, bacon wrapped corn on the cob, and O.V. on the deck- I want to shine what little light Fervor Coulee produces on five homegrown roots albums that… Continue reading Canada Day Roots Songs, 2014 edition

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Laurie Lewis- Skippin’ and Flyin’ review

I rewrote my review of Laurie Lewis’s latest at the request of the Lonesome Road Review; without doubt, an incredible album. Laurie Lewis Skippin’ and Flyin’ Spruce and Maple Music 5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske West coast bluegrass maven Laurie Lewis pays tribute to Bill Monroe by exploring his roots and branches… Continue reading Laurie Lewis- Skippin’ and Flyin’ review

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Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

Announced ealier today, and I am pretty excited. If memory serves, I’ve never before helped three albums make the list. From the Polaris site http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/article/416/the-2012-polaris-music-prize-long-list-is-here/ “The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List is (in alphabetical order): A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours Rich Aucoin – We’re All… Continue reading Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

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Fred Eaglesmith 6 Volts Review- updated

The (brief) version of my review of Fred Eaglesmith’s new album 6 Volts has been posted at Country Standard Time. For those of you who are not familiar with Ontarian Fred Eaglesmith, it is high time you become so; in my opinion, no one- not Buddy Miller, not Jim Lauderdale, not Alejandro Escovedo- has produced as… Continue reading Fred Eaglesmith 6 Volts Review- updated

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Missy Werner Band and Bee Eaters album reviews

My recently written reviews of albums from Ohio’s The Missy Werner Band  and California’s The Bee Eaters have been posted by Aaron over at the Lonesome Road Review. I appreciate all the bands who service me with albums; I thank you. And, as always- thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald The Missy Werner Band Three… Continue reading Missy Werner Band and Bee Eaters album reviews

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This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

Various Artists This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark iTunes download Some years ago, word of a birthday tape featuring Guy Clark’s Nashville friends performing his songs just for him circulated. I have never been fortunate to locate a dub of that set, but from all accounts it was something quite impressive. Those… Continue reading This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

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