Time for the annual ‘best of’ list which I never title ‘best of.’ I always go with Favourites because that is all I can go by: which albums have I listened to the most this past year, which ones have I most appreciated, and which ones do I feel are of an exceptional quality? In… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of the Year, 2015.
I like me some Barnstar! Had I not fallen under Mark Erelli’s spell seven or eight years ago, I might never have heard of this part-time bluegrass outfit. Based out of the Boston area (kinda), they don’t garner airplay of Sirius and Bluegrass Junction (as far as I know,) they haven’t found themselves on the cover… Continue reading Barnstar!- Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! review
Typically, I don’t like exclamation marks; they seem a little obvious, to me. Like dying your hair green or getting a ‘mohawk’. They scream, Look at me! Okay, so I still use them, probably more often than I should. Barnstar! is the bluegrass project of one of my favourite singer-songwriters, Mark Erelli, and a bunch… Continue reading Barnstar!- C’Mon!