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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Clint Morgan- Troublemaker review

Clint Morgan Troublemaker ClintMorganMusic.com Lost Cause Records.com Just over five years ago, I was honoured to write about Clint Morgan’s Scofflaw album, a spellbinding collection of songs about those who lived on the shadier side of the law. It was a comprehensive review of villains, and he examined their influences and used their words to… Continue reading Clint Morgan- Troublemaker review

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Rob Lutes- Come Around review

Rob Lutes Come Around http://www.RobLutes.com Rob Lutes’ follow-up to his award-winning Walk In The Dark (Canadian Folk Music Award, Contemporary Vocals) kind of snuck up on me this spring and got lost in the shuffle that has been my most recent life. When I finally made time for it this week, I was immediately regretful.… Continue reading Rob Lutes- Come Around review

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