Al Lerman- Northern Bayou review

Al Lerman Northern Bayou AlLermanMusic.com Al Lerman’s (formerly of Fathead) swampy blues is a highlight of this spring’s blues offerings. Infectious grooves abound. The album kicks off with “Down to the River,” a song possessing a fundamental force of some significance, and just keeps going. Recorded in a ‘live off the floor’ blast of creativity… Continue reading Al Lerman- Northern Bayou review

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Johnny Shines- The Blues Came Falling Down review

Johnny Shines The Blues Came Falling Down Omnivore Records This is the best blues album I’ve heard so far in 2019. It was recorded when I was nine years old. A contemporary of Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell, Johnny Shines garnered his limited fame as the folk and blues revival of the 60s came… Continue reading Johnny Shines- The Blues Came Falling Down review

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Peter Ward- Train to Key Biscayne review

Peter Ward Train to Key Biscayne Gandy Dancer Records Peter Ward doesn’t mess around. He opens Train to Key Biscayne with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson singing an ode to himself entitled, “The Luther Johnson Thing.” This song, like most of Train to Key Biscayne, is like going from ‘winter to spring.’ There is joy captured… Continue reading Peter Ward- Train to Key Biscayne review

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Arlen Roth- TeleMasters review

Arlen Roth TeleMastersAquinnah Records ArlenRoth.com Largely instrumental, upon cursory inspection this set of 16 tracks, mostly recorded in Nashville, ‘feels’ like a vanity project. A solitary listen provides evidence that TeleMasters goes well beyond that dismissive descriptor. Woodstock’s Arlen Roth has been a name in Telecaster circles for decades, and just because some of us… Continue reading Arlen Roth- TeleMasters review

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Taylor Scott Band- All We Have review

Taylor Scott Band All We Have TaylorScottMusic.com Fervor Coulee is a roots music blog, but some folks’ definition of ‘roots’ is a mite broader than mine, typically. The Taylor Scott Band’s All We Have is likely aimed toward those listeners. This is a rock & roll album with blues influences. A very enjoyable rock &… Continue reading Taylor Scott Band- All We Have review

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