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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Tom Savage, Mark Martyre, & Rob Lutes reviewed

Three Canadian singer-songwriters. Three very different voices and visions. What keeps me writing about roots music? The money dried up in 2012. Most PR and label types expect writers to get by with downloads, totally disregarding the importance of packaging art, notes, and musician credits. It is more difficult than ever as a freelance writer… Continue reading Tom Savage, Mark Martyre, & Rob Lutes reviewed

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Petunia And The Vipers- Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome review

Petunia And The Vipers Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome PetuniaAndTheVipers.com I’ve never known exactly how to take Petunia And The Vipers. Are they spoofing country music? was among my initial thoughts when first encountering them several years back. Is it musical theatre, and I just don’t get it? Nope. They are the real deal. Hell, Phil… Continue reading Petunia And The Vipers- Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome review

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Jesse Waldman- Mansion Full of Ghosts review

Jesse Waldman Mansion Full of Ghosts JesseWaldmanMusic.com A music industry veteran with considerable soundtrack and live performance work behind him, Mansion Full of Ghosts is the debut album from Vancouver’s Jesse Waldman. There was a time about 15 or so years back when a friend and acquaintance produced scores of house concerts and cafe shows… Continue reading Jesse Waldman- Mansion Full of Ghosts review

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Lee Palmer- Bridge review

Lee Palmer Bridge On The Fly Music http://www.LeePalmer.ca Ontario’s Lee Palmer has made a string of satisfying albums in recent years, but with Bridge the prolific musician has raised the bar for himself and independently-produced, guitar-based roots music. With a musical approach similar to that of Ray Materick a generation ago, Palmer explores a variety… Continue reading Lee Palmer- Bridge review

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Brock Zeman- The Carnival Is Back In Town review

Brock Zeman is an artist I’ve reviewed a few times now, (I could only find one on-line; if I can locate the previous review, and it is readable, I may add it in down below) and he has always impressed me. Like the best roots artists, he has grown with time, and his latest is… Continue reading Brock Zeman- The Carnival Is Back In Town review

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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

A while back, Country Standard Time asked me to review Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest, Kings and Kings. I had previously bought the download of the album for my own enjoyment, so I was more familiar with it than I normally am with an album by the time came to write about it. It… Continue reading Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

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