Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

It’s July 1. The year is half over and during the past six months some terrific music has been released. While I have heard my share of the roots music that has come out, I haven’t heard it all. I do have my favourites and that is what I share today: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

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Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

A bit late but understandable being how busy editor Aaron Keith Harris is, today brings the release of the Lonesome Road Review’s top 10 bluegrass albums of the past year. I’m pleased to see that Aaron and my LRR colleague Larry Stephens agreed with me in several places, quite likely more than I expected, and… Continue reading Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

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Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2011

Donald Teplyske’s  favourite ten bluegrass albums of 2011: Unlike last year, I feel that I did a very good job of ensuring that I heard the vast majority of excellent bluegrass that was released in 2011. I’m still not being serviced by one particular publicist and a couple of the major bluegrass labels, but others keep… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2011

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Alison Krauss & Union Station, July 5 2011 Edmonton, AB

Alison Krauss & Union Station performed in Edmonton for the first time in four years last night, and outside a nearly sold out theatre with air circulation challenges it would be hard to imagine anyone leaving the Jubilee Auditorium unsatisfied. I have seen AKUS live on a handful of occasions at festivals and at IBMA,… Continue reading Alison Krauss & Union Station, July 5 2011 Edmonton, AB

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Alison Krauss & Union Station- Paper Airplane Review

In today’s Red Deer Advocate Roots Music column, I review the latest from AKUS. The review is posted below. Personally, I would like to hear more bluegrass from the band- my kind of bluegrass- but am wise enough to know that that isn’t likely to happen; it is better to appreciate what the band does than lament what… Continue reading Alison Krauss & Union Station- Paper Airplane Review

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Free Alison Krauss & Union Station download

Only until Monday you can download the title track from AKUS’s upcoming album Paper Airplane. http://alisonkrauss.com/ will get you there and all it’ll cost is an email address. I’m not exactly an industry insider, so I’ll have to leave it to others to share details about the song- I can’t even find out who wrote the darn… Continue reading Free Alison Krauss & Union Station download

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Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas- New Album

“Alison Krauss and Union Station have completed their new album which is scheduled for release on February 8th.  There are no band changes, but as always when the band is off the road, band members work on side projects.” So says Ken Irwin, one of the founders of Rounder Records in response to the seemingly… Continue reading Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas- New Album

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