Al Lerman- Northern Bayou review

Al Lerman Northern Bayou AlLermanMusic.com Al Lerman’s (formerly of Fathead) swampy blues is a highlight of this spring’s blues offerings. Infectious grooves abound. The album kicks off with “Down to the River,” a song possessing a fundamental force of some significance, and just keeps going. Recorded in a ‘live off the floor’ blast of creativity… Continue reading Al Lerman- Northern Bayou review

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Molly Tuttle- When You’re Ready & Joey Landreth- Hindsight reviews

My review of Molly Tuttle’s ‘debut’ album is published over at Country Standard Time. I am well aware of who she is and why she is well-respected, but I just don’t hear bluegrass in her music- not on the previous Rise, and certainly not here. What I do appreciate is her ‘big tent’ approach to… Continue reading Molly Tuttle- When You’re Ready & Joey Landreth- Hindsight reviews

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Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

Suzanne Jarvie In The Clear Wolf Island Records SuzanneJarvie.com A very impressive recording, In The Clear is the second album from Toronto’s Suzanne Jarvie. Mining personal traumas and challenges for inspiration (and, perhaps, restorative healing), and filtering these through interests in literature, parables, and creative wonderings, Jarvie has created a lyrically dense collection of songs… Continue reading Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

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Craig Moreau- A Different Kind of Train review

Craig Moreau A Different Kind of Train Ever since Kitty Wells sang “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” there have been those who have chased that perfect “country song” balance between complexity of thought and lyrical clarity Jay Miller captured in 1952. From Mariel Buckley to Leeroy Stagger, Alberta has no shortage of… Continue reading Craig Moreau- A Different Kind of Train review

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Kat Danser- Goin’ Gone review

Kat Danser Goin’ Gone Black Hen Music KatDanser.com “Jumpin’ on the IV and II, hanging on the voodoo groove,” Dr. Kat Danser sings just a few moments into Goin’ Gone, her fifth album and second in a row in partnership with Steve Dawson—and first for his Black Hen label. With the declaration made within “Voodoo… Continue reading Kat Danser- Goin’ Gone review

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Jenny Whiteley (2000) review

From the extensive Fervor Coulee archives Jenny Whiteley Jenny Whiteley Self-released (2000) Jenny Whiteley is a treasure for roots music fans. Her debut solo album is a recording of rare qualities. She successfully blends elements of traditional, hurting country with folk boldness and bluegrass virtuosity. Whiteley was recently honoured at the Juno Awards for best… Continue reading Jenny Whiteley (2000) review

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