The Whitmore Sisters Ghost Stories review

The Whitmore Sisters Ghost Stories Red House Records There are a bunch of music review clichés that bother me, but none more so than the tired trope about ‘sibling harmonies.’ Almost always with a reference to the Everly Brothers, the phrase should be retired alongside the proverbial, “Neil Young’s best album in twenty years.” And… Continue reading The Whitmore Sisters Ghost Stories review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

I’ve been writing about roots music for 20 years, and have been assembling self-indulgent ‘favourite roots albums of the year’ lists for most of that time. While always a pleasant challenge, this year’s list was the most difficult for me to assemble. COVID-19 kept me even more tied to my remote music world this year,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

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Rodney Rice- SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY review

Rodney Rice SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY RodneyRice.com There is nothing like life experience. I’ve always admired songwriters who have pursued ‘real work’ before finding their path as an artist. For every Bruce Springsteen—who has proudly never held a job—Marty Stuart, and Ricky Skaggs, there are thousands who found their way to artistic endeavor after and… Continue reading Rodney Rice- SAME SHIrT, DIFFERENT DAY review

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Bonnie Whitmore- Last Will & Testament review

Bonnie Whitmore Last Will & Testament BonnieWhitmore.com As much as I love my bluegrass and traditional country music, what really allowed me to dive into this world was roots rock. During my earliest days working at R.O.W. Entertainment (West Edmonton Mall) in 1983 and 1984, the music of folks like Jason & the Scorchers, Rubber… Continue reading Bonnie Whitmore- Last Will & Testament review

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