John Wort Hannam- Queen’s Hotel

Originally published in The Red Deer Advocate, October 16, 2009 John Wort Hannam Queen’s Hotel Black Hen Music Maintaining his home base in Fort Macleod, over three previous albums John Wort Hannam has established himself as the province’s great folk hope; if anyone within this hard packed environment is destined for greatness, odds have to… Continue reading John Wort Hannam- Queen’s Hotel

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25 Albums I’m Really Glad I Listened To This Summer

I know I’m luckier than many. Even as a writer of marginal talent, I’ve been able to find forums for my writing, and as a result of this am exposed to more fresh music than other folks. Since I also spend too much time in both used and new CD stores, I uncover CDs of… Continue reading 25 Albums I’m Really Glad I Listened To This Summer

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The Homemade Jamz Blues Band & Kelly Joe Phelps

In my Roots Music column today I advance several area roots events and review two albums that were released on Canadian labels earlier this summer- The Homemade Jamz Blues Band’s new one I Got Blues for You (Northern Blues) and Kelly Joe Phelps’s Western Ball (Black Hen). I’ve had both albums for awhile but only… Continue reading The Homemade Jamz Blues Band & Kelly Joe Phelps

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Jim Byrnes- My Walking Stick

Originally published in the Red Deer Advocate July 3 2009 Jim Byrnes My Walking Stick Black Hen Over the past several years, Vancouver’s Black Hen Music label has established itself as the premier western roots imprint. From adventurous string music to blues and gospel, the Steve Dawson-headed outlet has produced an unbroken string of exquisite,… Continue reading Jim Byrnes- My Walking Stick

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