Monroe Crossing- The Road Has No End

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted my latest raving combined with album review. I look at the Minnesota bluegrass group Monroe Crossing, and consider the lack of critical acclaim I’ve witnessed about a band that I consider increasingly significant within my bluegrass world. Their new album, The Road Has No End, was released in… Continue reading Monroe Crossing- The Road Has No End

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Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott Live Album review

Over at the Country Standard Time site, Jeff has posted my review of Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien’s recent live disc, We’re Usually A Lot Better Than This. I think it is a very excellent album. It was recently named Engine 145’s Best Bluegrass Album of 2012 despite not being a bluegrass album in any… Continue reading Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott Live Album review

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Five Great Bluegrass Albums I Didn’t Write About in 2012

and one acoustiblue album, too. Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass today, I have posted a lengthy piece in which I reflect on six albums released in the past year that I wish I had found time to write about. The link should get you there, as will this one. The albums are Scott Holstein’s Cold… Continue reading Five Great Bluegrass Albums I Didn’t Write About in 2012

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Bluegrass, Robert Hale, & “Sir Duke”

Last night I downloaded Robert Hale’s Pure and Simple album. Hale, a mainstay with Wildfire through all of their years, albums, and lineup shufflings, released Pure & Simple this past September and the album has sat in my ‘saved for later’ file since then. I didn’t notice the track listing beyond the Lightfoot cover “Did She Mention… Continue reading Bluegrass, Robert Hale, & “Sir Duke”

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Pete Seeger- Pete Remembers Woody and Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt- A More Perfect Union

Pete Seeger Pete Remembers Woody Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt A More Perfect Union both Appleseed Recordings Even today, Pete Seeger records more albums of higher quality than many musicians a fraction of his 93 years. This autumn, Appleseed came out with two additional collections of Seeger material to complement their previous Seeger-focused tribute albums… Continue reading Pete Seeger- Pete Remembers Woody and Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt- A More Perfect Union

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Chris Daniels- Better Days

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted my review of Chris Daniels’ recent album Better Days. Not a bluegrass album, it contains a healthy dose of New Grass Revival-inspired music, including several tracks featuring NGR circa 1985. I had never heard of Daniels before hearing this album. While the NGR connection is what captured my… Continue reading Chris Daniels- Better Days

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Searching For Sugar Man review- Rodriguez

I went down memory lane last night. I did this alone, a state within I feel quite comfortable. I haven’t been inside Edmonton’s Princess Theatre in twenty-five years, not since I left the city that Mike McDonald built. From 1980 to ’83, I went to the Princess, the south-side repertory theatre that sits as a… Continue reading Searching For Sugar Man review- Rodriguez

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Chris Brashear- Heart of the Country review

My review of Chris Brashear’s new album.  The album is very impressive, as one might expect from an artist of Brashear’s refinement. Great stuff. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Best, Donald Chris Brashear Heart of the Country http://www.ChrisBrashear.info 4.5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske If asked, I would answer that Chris Brashear is… Continue reading Chris Brashear- Heart of the Country review

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True Bluegrass Fiddle & Banjo- reviews

Over at the Lonesome Road Review, Aaron has posted my review of two new Rebel Records bluegrass compilations- one is focused on banjo tunes, the other fiddle. Thanks for visiting. Donald “True Bluegrass Banjo” and “True Bluegrass Fiddle” by Various Artists on Rebel Records Various Artists True Bluegrass Banjo True Bluegrass Fiddle Rebel Records 3.5… Continue reading True Bluegrass Fiddle & Banjo- reviews

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Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers- They’re Playing My Song

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted a review of the excellent new album from bluegrass vet Joe Mullins. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=928 will get you there. The Radio Ramblers include Adam McIntosh (formerly of the Dry Branch Fire Squad), one of my favourite guitar players and singers within the genre. I wouldn’t mind seeing this band live in… Continue reading Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers- They’re Playing My Song

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