Roots Song of the Week: Kim Beggs- Not Only, Only From the Whiskey

The first time I heard the song “The Bug” (written by Mark Knopfler) must have been the first time I listened to Mary Chapin Carpenter’s best selling album, Come On,Come On. There are twelve songs on that album, and scanning the album this evening I can ‘hear’ each of the songs in my head. I played that… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Kim Beggs- Not Only, Only From the Whiskey

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Roots Song of the Week- Falls of Richmond by Ken & Brad Kolodner

I hold no expert opinion about the hammered dulcimer and its role in old-time music. I am more familiar with the clawhammer-style of banjo playing, but I have listened to much, much more bluegrass “Scruggs” playing than I have the frailing method associated with old-time music. I do enjoy and appreciate old-time music- early Doc Watson recordings… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week- Falls of Richmond by Ken & Brad Kolodner

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Kat Danser- Baptized By the Mud review

Kat Danser Baptized by the Mud Self-Released; Distributed by Outside Music It would be nigh impossible to follow the Alberta roots music scene without having heard Kat Danser, a modern practitioner of the bluesiest of the southern tradition. She is a formidable presence on non-commercial radio throughout the area; Baptized By the Mud is Danser’s… Continue reading Kat Danser- Baptized By the Mud review

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Deadly Gentlemen & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews

A couple of my reviews have been posted over at the Lonesome Road Review. The Deadly Gentlemen album is quite stunning, but definitely will not appeal to all bluegrass fans. It is a little bit out there, but I just love the mood the album inspires. The Deadly Gentlemen Roll Me, Tumble Me Rounder Records… Continue reading Deadly Gentlemen & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews

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Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins- Hall of Fame Bluegrass review

The best thing I’ve heard all week! An excellent bluegrass album- fluid and lively, without a hint of self-satisfaction. My review of this release of the highest quality is posted at the Lonesome Road Review. Junior and Joe know bluegrass. You’ll want to purchase this recent Rebel Records release. I just found out I previously wrote about… Continue reading Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins- Hall of Fame Bluegrass review

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D.B. Rielly- Cross My Heart + Hope to Die review

O, boy! This is a good one. I loved D.B. Rielly’s previous album, and this one might just be a little bit better. See my review at Lonesome Road Review. Not sure how you’re finding me, but thanks for making the effort. Donald @FervorCoulee on the Twitter D.B. Rielly
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2014 Grammy Award Nominations- Only the Roots

And, as far as that goes, only the Fervor Coulee kinda roots. Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted the nominees in the four categories I’ll be watching in February, if that is still when they have the extravaganza. This will get you there: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=981 Many bluegrass connections within these lists. Maybe the world is… Continue reading 2014 Grammy Award Nominations- Only the Roots

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