Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves- Hurricane Clarice review

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Hurricane Clarice  AllisonandTatiana.com FreeDirt.net Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves’ 2019 debut was a highlight of the year before Covid, and Hurricane Clarice emerges as we enter the sixth or seventh false reprieve of the global pandemic. Recorded under unique circumstances, this new album is as exciting, engaging, and… Continue reading Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves- Hurricane Clarice review

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Just A Season- Leave to Come Home review

Just a Season Leave to Come Home JustaSeason.ca Northern Electric “Just A Season is a folk-rock band from Vancouver led by Scott Smith. The band’s sound recalls an era when folk, rock, and country met in a sun-baked embrace.” Nailed it: an ideal two-word introduction to Just A Season. All I had to do was… Continue reading Just A Season- Leave to Come Home review

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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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Lynn Jackson- I Am Only The Moon review

Lynn Jackson I Am Only the Moon LynnJackson.net Select musical artists never disappoint. Kim Beggs. Maria Dunn. Pharis and Jason Romero. Ann Vriend. John Reischman. Those are just some of the western Canadians who fit the bill. Heading east to Ontario, one encounters Lynn Jackson. Never fails. I’ve written about Lynn Jackson’s albums several times,… Continue reading Lynn Jackson- I Am Only The Moon review

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Tom Savage- 21st Century Lo-Fi review

Tom Savage 21st Century Lo-Fi TomSavage.ca Over the course of a few years and a couple albums, Tom Savage has become a personal favourite. Everything Intertwined (2017) and Great Beyond (2019), as well as the latter’s companion set of outtakes, Beyond the Great Beyond (2020), have served as my introduction to this veteran Ontario singer-songwriter.… Continue reading Tom Savage- 21st Century Lo-Fi review

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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Make Each Second Last review

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers Make Each Second Last Mountain Home ChrisJonesGrass.com In a recording and performing career now stretching forty years, Chris Jones has become one of bluegrass music’s most recognizable voices, bandleaders, and personalities. His rich, melodic baritone is pleasingly distinctive, and via his leadership of the Night Drivers approaching thirty years… Continue reading Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Make Each Second Last 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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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2021

Years from now, when we consider the best roots albums of 2021, we will have great memories. The second year of COVID allowed artists to release music recorded either prior to the pandemic or that which was created in trying circumstances. It was a year of breakthroughs for many wonderful artists, and even a breakthrough… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2021

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Ben Sures- The Story That Lived Here review

Ben Sures The Story That Lived Here It has been a decade since I last listened to a new Ben Sures album; my fault, not his. Gone to Bolivia was that album, and it was stellar; like each Ron Sexsmith album, it felt like the one that would elevate the Alberta-based folk singer to the… Continue reading Ben Sures- The Story That Lived Here review

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Matt Patershuk- An Honest Effort review

Matt Patershuk An Honest Effort Black Hen Music When the Coalition of Alberta Troubadours met last spring to compare pandemic-influenced facial hair, songs, album release plans, and dark liquor, one imagines interesting conversations did unfold. Perhaps Joe Nolan suggested he release his album first, break a bit of heavy trail for the older guys, with… Continue reading Matt Patershuk- An Honest Effort review

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