J. R. Shore- State Theatre review & the Polaris Music Prize

It is getting to that time of the year when I must finalize my Polaris Music Prize Top 5 albums of the year. For those who are unfamiliar with the Polaris Music Prize, its mission statement reads thusly: “A not-for-profit organization that honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music. Polaris recognizes… Continue reading J. R. Shore- State Theatre review & the Polaris Music Prize

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2013 JUNO Award Nominees- Roots Categories

The Juno Award nominees were announced today and there was little joy for the roots folks this year. In the ‘big’ categories, not a wiff of roots amongst the populist material that keeps the industry afloat. Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo– the nominees are Amelia Curran- Spectators Annabelle Chvostek- Rise Corb Lund-… Continue reading 2013 JUNO Award Nominees- Roots Categories

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West- Our Lady of the Tall Trees review

I’m not sure how the album made its way to me, but I am certainly glad that it did. Cahalen Morrison and Eli West’s release of last autumn Our Lady of the Tall Trees is terrific. I’ve posted my review of the album at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. If you are open to acoustiblue music- stuff… Continue reading Cahalen Morrison & Eli West- Our Lady of the Tall Trees review

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Annie Lou- Grandma’s Rules for Drinking

Annie Lou- formerly and still Anne Louise Genest- released Grandma’s Rules For Drinking this past autumn, and while it took its time finding me, I am certainly glad HearthPR helped it make its way east from the coast. My review has been posted over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. The album has been featured fairly frequently on… Continue reading Annie Lou- Grandma’s Rules for Drinking

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