Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- The Choosing Road review

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers The Choosing Road Mountain Home In my opinion, and that is what I’m getting paid the big bucks for, there has been no bluegrass band who has recorded more material while remaining more consistent over the last decade than Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Their albums are freakishly… Continue reading Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- The Choosing Road review

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Dale Ann Bradley- The Hard Way review

Dale Ann Bradley The Hard Way Pinecastle Records The Hard Way is stronger than Dale Ann Bradley’s previous self-titled release, which was itself a stout collection of bluegrass. Bradley’s style has evolved over these last twenty-plus years. Over the course of ten solo albums, most edges have been smoothed from Bradley’s presentation. In their place… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- The Hard Way review

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Shawn Lane/Richard Bennett & Carolina Blue reviews

Two (delayed) reviews have been published at Country Standard Time: it seems to be taking longer to receive CD via the mail, despite the best efforts of PR and record company folks. I appreciate those industry members who continue to see value in servicing me with CDs for review consideration. Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett… Continue reading Shawn Lane/Richard Bennett & Carolina Blue reviews

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Andy Statman- Monroe Bus review

Andy Statman Monroe Bus Shefa Records …it became clear to me how the music one plays and writes is a reflection of the life a person lives.                    -Andy Statman, liner notes to Monroe Bus Indeed. Andy Statman has had quite the journey. Raised in Queens in a family of musicians, cantors, and composers, Statman’s… Continue reading Andy Statman- Monroe Bus review

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Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers- For the Record review

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers For the Record Billy Blue Records Banjoist Joe Mullins has long been a Fervor Coulee favourite. From his Traditional Grass recordings through seven albums with his Radio Ramblers, and side projects including with Longview and Junior Sisk, Mullins has built a formable and appreciated bluegrass legacy. For the Record… Continue reading Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers- For the Record review

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Tim O’Brien Band- Tim O’Brien Band review

Tim O’Brien Band Tim O’Brien Band Howdy Skies You never quite know which Tim O’Brien is going to make an appearance: fiddle slinger, folk singer-songwriter, bluegrass maverick, or Celtic-crosser, half of a dynamic duo or as part of an ensemble such as Hot Rize and (briefly) The Earls of Leicester. With Tim O’Brien Band (no… Continue reading Tim O’Brien Band- Tim O’Brien Band review

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The Wooks- Glory Bound & Della Mae- Butcher Shoppe EP reviews

Glad to have had two reviews published at Country Standard Time this week. The Wooks’ Glory Bound was released in the autumn of 2018, but was only assigned and sent to me this month. What a set! I am not sure exactly how many times I listened to the album during the week I was… Continue reading The Wooks- Glory Bound & Della Mae- Butcher Shoppe EP reviews

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