The Cox Family- Gone Like the Cotton review

The Cox Family- Gone Like the Cotton Rounder Records/Warner Music Nashville/Elektra Nashville Forgive us for thinking we might never again hear new music from The Cox Family. It has been almost twenty years since Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over, and excepting an appearance in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not much has been heard… Continue reading The Cox Family- Gone Like the Cotton review

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Flatt Lonesome- Runaway Train review

Flatt Lonesome Runaway Train Mountain Home Music Company The current darlings of the bluegrass world, Flatt Lonesome—the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artists of 2014—return with their third album in just over as many years. Flatt Lonesome create a type of bluegrass that isn’t that which I favour. Their bluegrass is very polished and fine-tuned;… Continue reading Flatt Lonesome- Runaway Train review

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The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band- Lester’s Loafin Lounge review

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band- Lester’s Loafin Lounge http://www.tennesseemafiajugband.com/ Less calculated by a country mile is the latest from the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, the relaxed, good-time outfit featuring Mike Armistead, Leroy Troy, and their pals from in and around Goodlettsville, TN. Neither bluegrass, old-time, country, or folk but rather all that an a washboard,… Continue reading The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band- Lester’s Loafin Lounge review

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Jon Stickley Trio- Lost at Last review

Jon Stickley Trio- Lost at Last http://www.JonStickley.com I don’t understand jazz music; I was once told I wasn’t smart enough to appreciate it. Maybe the guy that told me that was correct. I do understand bluegrass music; at least, I like to believe I do. I don’t get why bluegrass musicians more frequently than their… Continue reading Jon Stickley Trio- Lost at Last review

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Recent roots reviews posted elsewhere

Last month, a handful of reviews were posted over at Country Standard Time. Angela Easterling released a really strong country album. Old-timey folkster Old Man Luedecke dropped another exceptional album a few months ago. Antique Persuasion is a(nother) tribute to the Carter Family, one that brings those old sounds into a modern setting while maintaining… Continue reading Recent roots reviews posted elsewhere

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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Run Away Tonight review

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers Run Away Tonight (Mountain Home) With an immediately identifiable sound and a burgeoning catalog of stellar albums, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers are possibly bluegrass music’s most underrated band. With Run Away Tonight, that has to change. Front-loaded with six original songs—seldom seen in an industry still tied… Continue reading Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Run Away Tonight review

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Fiddle & Banjo review

Fiddle & Banjo Tunes from the North-Songs From the South http://www.FiddleBanjo.ca This has been a great summer for roots music. Whether the folk and alt-folk (whatever the frick that is) sounds of Norma MacDonald and Nick Ferrio, troubling, dark, and challenging sounds from the likes of Rodney DeCroo, Brock Zeman, and Gordie Tentrees, or breezy,… Continue reading Fiddle & Banjo review

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Canadian Songwriters in Action- Review

Over at the Lonesome Road Review, we did something different a couple weeks ago by reviewing three excellent albums in one piece. The latest albums from singer-songwriters Brock Zeman, Gordie Tentrees, and Rodney DeCroo are the focus, and all I can say is, Wow! What a slate of discs- personal, introspective, and poetically charming. Yup,… Continue reading Canadian Songwriters in Action- Review

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The Lonesome Trio- The Lonesome Trio review

My review of the debut album from the rather high-profile The Lonesome Trio is posted at Country Standard Time. I quite like what they do although some may think the songs sound a little too similar to each other. Rather, I think they have a real nice bluegrass groove going. Another excellent recording out of… Continue reading The Lonesome Trio- The Lonesome Trio review

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