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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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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