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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Leeroy Stagger- Truth Be Sold review

This review is a long time coming. Pretty much the theme around the Fervor Coulee bunker of late. I bought the download of Truth Be Sold in early summer when it was released. The publicist sent me the disc a couple months ago. I’ve been listening to it the whole time, falling deeper under its… Continue reading Leeroy Stagger- Truth Be Sold review

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Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass review

It took me a couple weeks to read, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of reading Murphy Henry’s history of women playing bluegrass. Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass is almost excellent, and examines the long history of women playing the music some of us love. It is replete with fascinating stories and… Continue reading Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass review

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Laura Cortese- Into the Dark review

I love music. I love listening to music, I enjoy reading about music, and I appreciate that I sometimes get to write about music, sharing my thoughts and opinions about roots artists- sometimes well-known, more often under-heard by most of us, including myself. Last summer, I received a link for Laura Cortese’s release from earlier… Continue reading Laura Cortese- Into the Dark review

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The Best of Bluegrass, Autumn 2013

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted a piece including my reflections on some of the finest albums to be released these last couple months. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=978 will get you there. Let’s see: I touch on albums released by Alan Jackson, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Si Kahn, Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman,… Continue reading The Best of Bluegrass, Autumn 2013

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Mary Gauthier- Live at Blue Rock review

Mary Gauthier Live at Blue Rock  http://www.MaryGauthier.com/CD Baby/Latent Earlier this month came word that Mary Gauthier was in the studio recording a ‘live to tape’ album, one with the band carrying the load without an abundance of extra tools and gimmicks. Great news, that, and serves as impetus to get busy reflecting on her most… Continue reading Mary Gauthier- Live at Blue Rock review

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The Gloria Darlings- Come Home To Me review

Long time, no write; what could have happened in the past two weeks? O, yeah…school started. Thanks to my friend Aaron at the Lonesome Road Review, The Gloria Darlings made their way to me last month. Man, their album is good- deceptively simple music that is fresh and invigorating. What I mean by ‘deceptively simple’… Continue reading The Gloria Darlings- Come Home To Me review

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