I was a fan of Chris Knight before I ever heard him sing. An article in No Depression made me aware of him more than twenty years ago, and due to the eloquence of the writer’s description of Knight and his music, I searched out his debut right away. Now comes Almost Daylight. My review… Continue reading Chris Knight- Almost Daylight review
I’ve been away the last several days, and while I was gone Exclaim! published my review of Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley’s latest, World Full of Blues. Link is here: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/rob_ickes_and_trey_hensley-world_full_of_blues It is a stout recording I highly recommend.
Linda McRae Going to the Well 42 RPM LindaMcRae.com Given how many outstanding and unique singer-songwriter-Americana-folk-troubadour-banjo-pluckers we have, even if only considering Canada, it is no shock that we sometimes forget Linda McRae between album releases. Living as I now do beyond the night lights of the city—“just a place you pass by on the… Continue reading Linda McRae- Going to the Well review
My review of Kelsey Waldon’s new album is up at Exclaim!, linked here: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/kelsey_waldon-white_noise_white_lines It is a very strong album, not so much departure from previous standout recordings (one of which I reviewed here: https://fervorcoulee.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/kelsey-waldon-the-goldmine-review/ ) but a gentle evolution. Highly recommended.
Ben Davis, Jr. Suthernahia BenDavisJr.net Sometime I need rock ‘n’ roll mixed with my roots. I raised myself on The Blasters, Jason & the Scorchers, Steve Forbert, Los Lobos, Idyl Tea, and Carlene Carter. Eventually I found my way to the Long Ryders, The Bottle Rockets, Shelby Lynne, Alejandro Escovedo, and everyone else that No… Continue reading Ben Davis Jr.- Suthernahia review
Susan Gibson The Hard Stuff SusanGibson.com She wrote one of the biggest country songs of the last quarter century, but most of us are still unfamiliar with Susan Gibson. “Wide Open Spaces” hit #1, is among the Dixie Chicks’ signature songs, and—while obviously great—quite frankly isn’t even Susan Gibson’s best song. That distinction may go… Continue reading Susan Gibson- The Hard Stuff review
Venerable Texas musician and songwriter Terri Hendrix has explored various aspects of her chosen art over the twenty years since she first came to my attention with Places In Between. Most recently she has been focused upon examining human connection through a series of releases, Project 5. The latest installments, Talk To A Human (a… Continue reading Terri Hendrix- Talk to a Human & Who Is Ann? reviews