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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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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Bùmarang- Echo Land review

Bùmarang Echo Land Fallen Tree Records Canada’s well-known for their power trios, Rush, Triumph, and Lafleur-Lemaire-Shutt being but the three most famous. Now out of Monteal comes Bùmarang, a powerhouse of Celtic energy and nuance. The history of the Celts isn’t a quaint one, and their music reflects centuries of turmoil, conflict, and survival. Bùmarang—Sarah… Continue reading Bùmarang- Echo Land review

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The Willie Dunn Anthology- not a review

I can’t truly review the new collection from Light in the Attic, a two-record set entitled Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology. Despite my best efforts, I can’t download the provided files containing the liner notes and credits, and without these it is impossible to share what needs to be shared… Continue reading The Willie Dunn Anthology- not a review

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Maria Dunn- Joyful Banner Blazing review

My review of Maria Dunn’s seventh album of impeccable folk music has been published at Exclaim! magazine. I’m pleased that Exclaim! allows me to grace their website with the occasional review, and while I am unaware of any of my reviews making the print edition of this venerable publication, I live in hope. The review… Continue reading Maria Dunn- Joyful Banner Blazing review

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Scott Cook- Tangle of Souls review

Scott Cook Tangle of Souls ScottCook.net Sometimes a record hits me upside the head. Given the condition of clutter in my music room and the state of the shelving, this shouldn’t be a surprise. Scott Cook is an Edmonton-based singer, songwriter, author, photographer, philosopher, and rambling troubadour. He’s a folk singer of the Woody Guthrie… Continue reading Scott Cook- Tangle of Souls review

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100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

100 mile house Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree Records)Jay Aymar Your Perfect Matador (Fallen Tree Records) Acceptance and forbearance, inevitability and uncertainty: throw in a couple love songs, and you have most every folk album made since ‘folk’ evolved from the Ewan MacColl definition of the genre. Tho’, to be true, the folk songs… Continue reading 100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

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Lynne Hanson- Just Words review

My review of Lynne Hanson’s very strong Just Words is published at Exclaim! https://exclaim.ca/music/article/lynne_hanson-just_words Thanks to my fine editors there, some extraneous words were sliced. Being somewhat fond of my words, I’m posting the unedited version here. Lynne Hanson Just Words www. LynneHanson.com A beautiful album of retrospection and insight, Lynne Hanson’s Just Words is… Continue reading Lynne Hanson- Just Words review

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Three 2019 Roots Christmas Albums reviewed

The McCrary Sisters A Very McCrary Christmas Rounder Records A “Respect Yourself”-groove infused “Go Tell It On the Mountain” opens A Very McCrary Christmas, the most exciting seasonal collection that has come my way this very rootsy December. This is an incredible, uplifting hour of soul-filled songs, many of the traditional variety, but so inspired… Continue reading Three 2019 Roots Christmas Albums reviewed

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Tom Savage- Great Beyond review

Tom Savage Great Beyond TomSavage.ca In my reviews, I typically do not pit performer against performer. But allow me this indulgence: Tom Savage is who Colter Wall listeners should be listening to. Wall comes off as a privileged youth aping legitimacy; Savage presents with an aura of unpretentious, wayfaring minstrel, ‘a country boy not sure… Continue reading Tom Savage- Great Beyond review

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