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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