Bai Kamara, Jr.- Salone review

Bai Kamara, Jr. Salone Moosicus/MIG Music BaiKamara.com The most exciting blues album to reach the Fervor Coulee Bunker this summer arrives by way of Belgium, Bai Kamara Jr. & the Voodoo Sniffers’ deliver Salone. Named for Kamara’s home country Sierra Leone (Salone is the county’s name in the Krio language), this expansive collection of songs… Continue reading Bai Kamara, Jr.- Salone review

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Andrew Alli- Hard Workin’ Man review

Andrew Alli Hard Workin’ Man EllerSoul Records Having spent time immersing himself in the music of those who have inspired him—Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter—Richmond, Virginia harmonica player Andrew Alli unleashed his debut album this spring. Hard Workin’ Man is a refreshing album, for any number of reasons. Alli has a fine… Continue reading Andrew Alli- Hard Workin’ Man review

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Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn- Elmore’s Blues review

Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn Elmore’s Blues Grindstone Records campbelljohn.ca I’ve listened to a lot of blues music this past spring and summer. I think this is the blues album I’ve enjoyed the most. Some of us are familiar with Nova Scotia’s Wayne Nicholson, one of the most dynamic blues-rock vocalists Atlantic Canada has produced.… Continue reading Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn- Elmore’s Blues review

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Victor Wainwright and The Train- Memphis Loud review

Victor Wainwright and The Train Memphis Loud Ruf Records VictorWainwright.com A stunning stew of blues- and roots-drenched, piano- and B3-based rock ‘n’ roll, the type of music not frequently encountered. Memphis’ oft-awarded Victor Wainright brings The Train to the crossroads of Power and Soul, allowing original songs time to ferment in the all-encompassing brew of… Continue reading Victor Wainwright and The Train- Memphis Loud review

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Adam Karch- Everything Can Change review

Adam Karch Everything Can Change AdamKarchMusic.com Bros.ca Montreal’s Adam Karch returns with an album that matches and advances his previous Moving Forward. “Everything Can Change” provides the self-same titled album with a timely theme and foundational anchor: “We’re all in this together, we make our own skies blue,” he sings. As we enter our second-month… Continue reading Adam Karch- Everything Can Change review

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Mark Hummel- Wayback Machine review

Mark Hummel Wayback Machine Electro-Fi Once upon a long time ago, I was a not-so-wee, not-so-young Fervor Coulee, and I pitched my first newspaper column to the local editor. To my astonishment, and I am sure his eventual repentance, he bought it and thus was launched, for a pair of columns, Rural Roots. Prior to… Continue reading Mark Hummel- Wayback Machine review

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Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy- Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy review

Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy SweetSweetAcousticBlues.com  and CDBaby Sometimes it all comes down to the web address: ‘Sweet, sweet acoustic blues’ pretty much sums up this 34-minute platter of harp, guitar, and voice. Even more appropriately for the lowdown, forlorn blues—the website doesn’t appear to exist! A gently, swinging take… Continue reading Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy- Rott’n Dan & Lightnin’ Willy review

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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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