Wide Mouth Mason- I Wanna Go With You review

Wide Mouth Mason I Wanna Go With You WideMouthMason.com Being of a particular age, the ‘rock & roll’ music of the late ‘90s and early 2000s didn’t do much for me. I was busy with rootsier endeavors, and paid little-to-no attention to what was going on with the kids. I come to Wide Mouth Mason… Continue reading Wide Mouth Mason- I Wanna Go With You review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

My gosh, this was hard. How hard? Willie Nelson- Ride Me Back Home got bumped during the last week, and I had to decide Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars wasn’t a roots album. I reviewed 109 albums at Fervor Coulee (and elsewhere) during 2019, didn’t have time to review or chose not to review several dozen… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues (and close) Albums of 2019

2019 saw a range of quality blues albums released, and they were coming at me so quickly that I had to ask a couple PR folk to stop sending me albums mid-year: I was just too far behind to do more justice. But, of the many blues (and close) albums I heard this year, these… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues (and close) Albums of 2019

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Sue Decker- Outskirts of Love review

Sue Decker Outskirts of Love SueDecker.com There is hope for me: while I’ve yet to work-up the courage to perform in a bluegrass jam—aside from one pop-fueled, early-morning run-through of “Shady Grove” around a campfire—Victoria’s Sue Decker took her opportunity at the local jam, eventually taking a slide toward the blues. This collection of a… Continue reading Sue Decker- Outskirts of Love review

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Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches review

Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches Del Mundo MartinHarley.com Recorded in a refurbished Welsh chapel, Martin Harley’s latest is a warm, impeccable guitar-driven testament to the power of country-roots music. These original songs are uplifting and comfortable with an appealing bluesy vibe. Several songs are introspective, finely crafted laments of various perspective, most featuring bottleneck.… Continue reading Martin Harley- Roll With the Punches review

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Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace AngelForrest.ca Quebec’s blues-rock firebrand has been making albums for more than two decades, but has become more prominent nationally this decade. Presenting diverse, rockin’ tunes that have additional substance woven into their lyrics (menopause, mental health, relationships, responsibility, [maybe] alcoholism), Forrest has the vocal chops (some may compare to… Continue reading Angel Forrest- Hell Bent with Grace review

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Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

Bywater Call Bywater Call Gypsy Soul Records BywaterCall.com Produced by Darcy Yates and Renan Yildizdogan, Bywater Call blasts out of the Toronto soul-rock-blues scene with an incredible debut, self-titled album. Meghan Parnell holds down the front with sultry, rich, and smooth lead vocals. “Bring Me Down,” a yearn-some jam further propelled by Dave Barnes’ guitars… Continue reading Bywater Call- Bywater Call review

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