Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

Mac Wiseman I Sang The Song Mountain Fever Records With all due respect to the folks who have released excellent bluegrass and country albums this year, and those who will undoubtedly do so in the coming months, we have our 2017 Americana/Roots album of the year. An incredible undertaking by Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz,… Continue reading Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

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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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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #9

I’m posting a few hours early because tomorrow is already full. This is Sunday’s Roots Song of the Day. For today’s Roots Song of Christmas, I want to feature a song that speaks directly not so much to Christmas but toward the feelings of isolation and longing for community that so many experience as everything… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #9

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Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

Regular visitors may recall in March I shared some listening suggestions for those just beginning to explore the dusty backroads of the bluegrass world. Now that the Summer edition of That High Lonesome Sound is available, I’ll post the continuation and conclusion of the piece; the full newsletter is available at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_sum10.pdf I don’t expect… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

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Alison Krauss- A Hundred Miles or More: Live from the Tracking Room

Alison Krauss A Hundred Miles or More: Live from the Tracking Room Rounder   On this DVD, the bluegrass chanteuse performs a number of tracks from her successful compilation of last year. Joining Krauss for these live, in-studio takes are James Taylor (How’s the World Treating You), Brad Paisley (Whiskey Lullaby), John Waite (Lay Down… Continue reading Alison Krauss- A Hundred Miles or More: Live from the Tracking Room

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