Nick Hornbuckle- 13 or So review

Nick Hornbuckle 13 or So Ruby’s Slipper Records NickHornbuckle.com Nick Hornbuckle. Two words, four syllables. A banjo, five-strings. A two finger-style all his own. Add that up, and you get 13. Or so. A founding member of John Reischman’s Jaybirds, Vancouver Island’s Hornbuckle has slowly—painfully slowly—built for himself a positive reputation within the bluegrass fold,… Continue reading Nick Hornbuckle- 13 or So review

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Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys review

At Country Standard Time, my review of the first album from Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys has been posted. It is a strong release, fitting right in with the Stanley Tradition with a mix of familiar songs and new ones. Two has impressed me a number of times over the years with… Continue reading Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys review

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Ned Luberecki- Take Five review

Okay, take a moment an revel in the beauty of that album cover. Rooted in classic music, the cover of Ned Luberecki’s Take Five recalls the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out giving it a bluegrass twist. Luberecki takes things further, interjecting a jazz ‘grass interlude mid-set including a fresh take on Paul Desmond’s “Take Five.”… Continue reading Ned Luberecki- Take Five review

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The Gibson Brothers- In the Ground review

 The Gibson Brothers have been a Fervor Coulee favourite since their Sugar Hill debut Bona Fide was released in 2003. It was a very strong album, ticking off all the requirements of a bluegrass album of the day: a railroad song, a Tom T. Hall classic, a road song, a song about bluegrass, another about a… Continue reading The Gibson Brothers- In the Ground review

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Ralph Stanley- Old-Time Pickin’

  Ralph Stanley Old-Time Pickin’ Rebel Records     Subtitled A Clawhammer Banjo Collection, if anyone wanted to argue that the rhythmic, frailing style of mountain banjo playing doesn’t belong in bluegrass, this forty minute collection would serve as a solid refute.   In the space of 18 uplifting tunes- fully half of which are… Continue reading Ralph Stanley- Old-Time Pickin’

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