Balsam Range- Aeonic review

Balsam Range Aeonic Mountain Home Music Company Now seven albums (plus a Christmas album, a retrospective recording with a pops orchestra, and a terrific collaboration with John Driskell Hopkins) deep into a twelve-year run, there are no signs that these Haywood County, North Carolina veterans are nearing the end of their road. The playing and… Continue reading Balsam Range- Aeonic review

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Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review

Balsam Range It’s Christmas Time Mountain Home Music Company Considering I’ve yet to experience the group in concert, I would still place Balsam Range on my list of contemporary ‘top ten’ bluegrass bands. I’ve written about them several times (Here, here,  here, here, and again here) and I am certain they have never disappointed me… Continue reading Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review

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Bluegrass Albums of 2016

Here is my list of Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016. Of course, your kilometreage will vary: I once received a perplexing, cranky email from the father of a fairly prominent bluegrasser whose album I didn’t include on such a list several years ago. For those such inclined, I repeat—these are my favourite bluegrass albums of the… Continue reading Bluegrass Albums of 2016

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Balsam Range- Hillbilly Voodoo review

Over the past decade, Balsam Range has become one of the most played and rewarded bluegrass bands. I’ve written about them many times, and have reviewed their latest album over at Lonesome Road Review. My review of Five is linked through here. I reviewed their album with John Driskell Hopkins here. My review of Papertown… Continue reading Balsam Range- Hillbilly Voodoo review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass (and eventually I will cross-post here) I have meticulously and expertly (!) compiled my list of my favourite bluegrass album of the year 2016. Please realize, these are my favourite bluegrass albums meaning, a) your list may be different, b) I don’t pretend to know what is best, and c)… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016

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Balsam Range- Five Review

My review of Balsam Range’s recent release Five is up at Country Standard Time. This will get you there: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=5477 As a bonus, I’m including a link to the free download offered on Balsam Range’s favourite songwriter Milan Miller’s home page. The song is “The Boy From Valdese,” a tribute to George Shuffler; BR’s Buddy Melton… Continue reading Balsam Range- Five Review

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