Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

A while back, Country Standard Time asked me to review Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest, Kings and Kings. I had previously bought the download of the album for my own enjoyment, so I was more familiar with it than I normally am with an album by the time came to write about it. It… Continue reading Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

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Roots Song of the Week: 2014 Polaris Music Prize Edition

[June 20- Since posting this piece on Thursday, the Long List has been announced.  While I have never seen more than three of my initial ballot choices make the Top 40 list, I don’t know if I’ve previously gone 0 for 5; likely, I have. I don’t get offended by this, but I do scratch my head.… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: 2014 Polaris Music Prize Edition

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Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

Announced ealier today, and I am pretty excited. If memory serves, I’ve never before helped three albums make the list. From the Polaris site http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/article/416/the-2012-polaris-music-prize-long-list-is-here/ “The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List is (in alphabetical order): A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours Rich Aucoin – We’re All… Continue reading Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

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Kenny Baker Passes and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings reviewed

Over at Country Standard Time, I’ve posted a ‘review’ I wrote in 2002 of Kenny Baker’s Spider Bit the Baby! album which includes excerpts from my conversation with the fiddling legend. Baker died today at age 85: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/fervorcouleebluegrass/entry.asp?xid=774 Another legend has gone home. My review of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings’ Kings & Queens album has… Continue reading Kenny Baker Passes and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings reviewed

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