Steve Dawson- Gone, Long Gone review

Steve Dawson Gone, Long Gone Black Hen Music We all know that guy. He is the coolest in the room. He knows everyone. He is good at everything he does. He looks fresh. Life just comes easy to him, he basks in it, and in the warmth of his admirers’ glow. We hate that guy,… Continue reading Steve Dawson- Gone, Long Gone 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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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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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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Kat Danser- One Eye Open review

Kat Danser One Eye Open BlackHenMusic.com KatDanser.com Edmonton-based, award-winning songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and all-around force-of-nature Kat Danser returns with a wide-ranging and sometimes swinging collection of electrifying blues music. Previously reviewed HERE and HERE. Danser covers much of what we have come to know as the blues spectrum, and—as she characteristically does —extends herself into… Continue reading Kat Danser- One Eye Open review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues Albums of 2020

No complaints on my blues front in 2020. The albums I reviewed came from the breadth of the blues spectrum minus the hard-rockin’ electric blues band end. These are the ten blues (and blues-ish) albums I encountered and most enjoyed this past year. Links to Fervor Coulee reviews included, just in case you missed them… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Blues Albums of 2020

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Broke Fuse + Friends- Why Should I Be Blue? review

Broke Fuse + Friends Why Should I Be Blue BrokeFuse.com One-man band Jay Moonah has released a pair of EPs in recent years, and the eight-song Why Should I Be Blue? comes in at just under a half-hour. Succinct, he is. But also enjoyable. This time out, Broke Fuse decided that rather than playing all… Continue reading Broke Fuse + Friends- Why Should I Be Blue? review

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The Smoke Wagon Blues Band- The Ballad of Albert Johnson review

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band The Ballad of Albert Johnson SmokeWagonBluesBand.com Building upon 25 years of stompin’ blues experience, The Smoke Wagon Blues Band—perhaps Hamilton, Ontario’s most revered blues showband—returns with another slice of swinging, soulful, and energetic music. Having heard about the group for years, and catching the occasional song on the blues shows… Continue reading The Smoke Wagon Blues Band- The Ballad of Albert Johnson review

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