Harrison Kennedy- Thanks for Tomorrow review

Harrison Kennedy Thanks for Tomorrow Electro-Fi Records I don’t receive as many high-quality blues albums for review as I perhaps once did, but often enough something sneaks through to impress. This week that album comes from Ontario and Juno Award winner Harrison Kennedy. Oowee! This is my kind of blues, a mix of soul and… Continue reading Harrison Kennedy- Thanks for Tomorrow review

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The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer- Live at the King Eddy review

The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer Live at the King Eddy Tonic Records Truly, not my thing. I just haven’t enjoyed the music this outfit has released over the last decade-plus. The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers, receive lots of non-mainstream airplay as well as festival slots, and appear to… Continue reading The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer- Live at the King Eddy review

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Son House- Forever On My Mind review

Son House- Forever On My Mind Easy Eye Sound Preacher, farm and factory worker, and founding father of modern blues: he was called Son House. A protegee and contemporary of Charley Patton, House’s life was filled with mistakes and questionable deeds. What remains undisputed was that House played and sang the blues like few others,… Continue reading Son House- Forever On My Mind review

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Tim Gartland- Truth review

Tim Gartland Truth TimGartland.com Tim Gartland plays the blues the way we at Fervor Coulee like them: close enough to the roots that we don’t get distracted by rock ‘n’ roll guitars and drums, and relevant enough that we care what is being expressed. “There is truth in the heart of the beholder,” Gartland moans… Continue reading Tim Gartland- Truth review

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Waterstreet Blues Band Talkin About review

Waterstreet Blues Band Talkin About WaterstreetBluesBand.com The blues is often about the groove, and one suggests that Ontario’s Waterstreet Blues Band took that as their treatise approaching their second album, Talkin About. The songs are largely original, but the instincts are naturally and fully immersed in roadhouse, dance-focused rockin’ blues. A few songs are heavier… Continue reading Waterstreet Blues Band Talkin About review

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Robert Billard & the Cold Calls- Stop review

Every year I find that I’ve missed a few very strong albums that were sent to me for review but for whatever reason (excuse) I didn’t get to write about. So I try to rectify the situation buy writing a few capsule reviews before the previous year is too far in the rear view. 2021… Continue reading Robert Billard & the Cold Calls- Stop review

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Nathan Bell- Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) review

Nathan Bell Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) NathanBellMusic.com Need to Know The most important Americana-roots album of 2021? Maybe. I don’t really know what more to say about Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here.) It is happening there. And it is happening here. The fascists—especially those who don’t… Continue reading Nathan Bell- Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) review

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Avey Grouws Band- Tell Tale Heart review

Avey Grouws Band Tell Tale Heart Navy House Records AveyGrouwsBand.com More rock and roll than typically featured here at Fervor Coulee, Tell Tale Heart from mid-west American blues-rock-soul group Avey Grouws Band, a poor typist’s, spellchecking nightmare. There seems to be a musical tension within the group, and I don’t know who comes down on… Continue reading Avey Grouws Band- Tell Tale Heart review

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Broke Fuse- Rocket Ride review

Broke Fuse Rocket Ride BrokeFuse.com Through hardship to the stars… We’ve endured a global pandemic (not out of the woods quite yet, are we?) and political malfeasance (not near confident, there) over the past year-and-a-half. Broke Fuse—Jay Moonah—has kept himself going through the challenges of Covid-19, releasing his second recording within these times. What’s the… Continue reading Broke Fuse- Rocket Ride review

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Three Troubadours of Different Flavours- reviews

Andy Peake- Mood Swings Ric Robertson Carolina Child Brandon Isaak Modern Primitive The new, independent roots releases have come at me too quickly this past spring and summer, not that I am complaining. But life circumstances and the impact of a government hell-bent on destroying my home province has prevented me from concentrating on writing… Continue reading Three Troubadours of Different Flavours- reviews

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