Continuing to mine the archives, some bluegrass Gold…In a Way.
I’ve published my review of Blue Highway’s Somewhere Far Away over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=1148 It is another exceptional album from a group that never fails to take their music to new and higher levels of performance. “Ain’t getting no younger, least I’m getting older.” Who knew that one day I would relate?!
It isn’t often you get to reinvent yourself after 31 years, but that is what Blueberry Bluegrass needed and was able to achieve during their 2017 event, August 4-6. Held in Stony Plain, Alberta, the Society celebrated their 32nd edition by pulling out all the stops to even hold the event. The current organizing committee… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival, 2017
Here is my list of Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016. Of course, your kilometreage will vary: I once received a perplexing, cranky email from the father of a fairly prominent bluegrasser whose album I didn’t include on such a list several years ago. For those such inclined, I repeat—these are my favourite bluegrass albums of the… Continue reading Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass (and eventually I will cross-post here) I have meticulously and expertly (!) compiled my list of my favourite bluegrass album of the year 2016. Please realize, these are my favourite bluegrass albums meaning, a) your list may be different, b) I don’t pretend to know what is best, and c)… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Blue Highway Original Traditional Rounder Records For more than twenty years, listeners have been privileged every couple years to encounter a new album from Blue Highway. Original Traditional, their eleventh and first since Dobroist Rob Ickes departed, continues their most recent blueprint: original music written or co-written by band members along with a single traditional… Continue reading Blue Highway- Original Traditional review
I’ve posted my review of Blue Highway’s new album The Game over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, part of the Country Standard Time family of blogs. Give it a read if you are interested. It is a very well-executed album of interesting and mindful bluegrass. Thanks to everyone who visits Fervor Coulee and Fervor Coulee Bluegrass,… Continue reading Blue Highway- The Game review
Donald Teplyske’s favourite ten bluegrass albums of 2011: Unlike last year, I feel that I did a very good job of ensuring that I heard the vast majority of excellent bluegrass that was released in 2011. I’m still not being serviced by one particular publicist and a couple of the major bluegrass labels, but others keep… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2011
Blue Highway- Sounds of Home Rounder Records Have you ever heard a less than impressive album from bluegrass superstars Blue Highway? Me neither. During the course of their 17 years as a heavy-hitting bluegrass outfit, the quintet- Tim Stafford, Wayne Taylor, Jason Burleson, Shawn Lane, and 12-time IBMA Dobro player of the year Rob Ickes-… Continue reading Blue Highway- Sounds of Home
Blue Highway Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection Rounder Several years ago, shortly after I initially and seriously delved into contemporary bluegrass, one of the first bands that caught my ear was Blue Highway. Their first three albums for Rebel were very much enjoyed, as was their sole Ceili release, Blue Highway. But the album… Continue reading Blue Highway- Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection