Laurie Lewis- Skippin’ and Flyin’

Laurie Lewis Skippin’ and Flyin’ Spruce and Maple Music I’ve been told that I have a tendency to occasionally write more than people want to read, given these days of shorter attention spans and such. So here is the capsule review: West coast bluegrass maven Laurie Lewis pays the ultimate tribute to Bill Monroe by… Continue reading Laurie Lewis- Skippin’ and Flyin’

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Five more albums for the Bill Monroe Centennial

Sporting a classic looking cover, With Body and Soul is one of two new compilation albums offered up this month by Rebel Records in celebration of the Bill Monroe Centennial this coming Tuesday, September 13. I’ve posted five additional album selections at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, albums I feel would make good listening this weekend as we… Continue reading Five more albums for the Bill Monroe Centennial

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Five More Songs for the Bill Monroe Centennial

Over at the Fervor Coulee Bluegrass blog, I’ve posted my next five (actually six) songs to help readers do some listening to celebrate the upcoming Bill Monroe Centennial. Visit http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=792 to read the piece. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald

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Five Songs for the Bill Monroe Centennial

Over the past couple months, I’ve considered what I could do to honour the forthcoming centennial of Bill Monroe’s birth. I’ve put together a few lists that I hope will be of interest to those who both love and appreciate the contributions of Mr. Monroe as well as those people who are less familiar with his… Continue reading Five Songs for the Bill Monroe Centennial

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Starting the bluegrass journey…part 1

As you may be aware, I am involved with the Red Deer and Central Alberta bluegrass organization, Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society. We’ve been around for ten years and encourage, promote, and showcase bluegrass music in the area. We have a newsletter called That High Lonesome Sound, and several years back I started a column called… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…part 1

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