Two reviews have been published at Country Standard Time. Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair have worked together previously, but this is their first album of duets. We don’t hear from Grand Ole Opry and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Jesse McReynolds as frequently as once we did, but when the 90-year old legend decides… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair and Jesse McReynolds reviews
Sideline Breaks to the Edge Mountain Home SidelineBG.com Having started to fill side gigs during bluegrass shoulder season, Sideline is headed toward a second decade for full-time members Steve Dilling, Jason Moore, and Skip Cherryholmes. Unfortunately, their sidemen roster has proven to be significantly less stable. Breaks to the Edge was recorded with Troy Boone… Continue reading Sideline- Breaks to the Edge review
I get to listen to quite a lot of bluegrass music. Much of it I seek out, purchasing my fair share. I am also fortunate to have many bluegrass albums sent to me for review. I appreciate this, and don’t take it for granted. One of the things I am most proud of- having written… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2019
Band of Ruhks Authentic Rebel Records If you broke faith with the Band of Ruhks boys, you may wish to investigate their new album and give them a second chance. Bluegrass groups come and go. It is one of the accepted expectations of the business. Here’s another one: partnerships can always be rekindled. Around thirty… Continue reading Band of Ruhks- Authentic review
Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys Lord Help Me Find the Way Stanley Family Records Ralph2.com It took me years to warm to Ralph Stanley II, unfairly I’m not afraid to admit. I think I had read something negative during the heyday of bluegrass message boards, and the impression stuck. Once I started… Continue reading Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys- Lord Help Me Find the Way review
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?!
My review of Fightflyer’s debut album is up at Country Standard Time: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=6969 Quite enjoyable.
My review of Merle Monroe’s debut album has been posted to Country Standard Time. It is a great little album of unpretentious country-infused bluegrass. Here is the link: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=6967
Larry Sparks New Moon Over My Shoulder Rebel Records LarrySparks.com One doesn’t come to a new recording from Larry Sparks expecting a radical departure: he does what he does, and he does it very well. Always has, and hopefully always will. New Moon Over My Shoulder represents a celebration of Sparks’ 50th anniversary leading his… Continue reading Larry Sparks- New Moon Over My Shoulder review
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, part of the Country Standard Time site, I have posted my review of the latest from the Lonesome River Band. Give a click to link in to it. It is a very strong, conventional bluegrass release.