Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#11-#20, pt. 4/5)

When considering inclusion on this list, I weighed the album’s positioning on my annual lists, how frequently I continue to listen to the recording, its impact on me—has it influenced me down a path of listening— and how enjoyable I continue to find the music. The final element is most important: can I listen to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#11-#20, pt. 4/5)

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Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

It’s July 1. The year is half over and during the past six months some terrific music has been released. While I have heard my share of the roots music that has come out, I haven’t heard it all. I do have my favourites and that is what I share today: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums of 2017

What is roots music? I frequently have to remind myself that not everything I seek out is ‘roots.’ When I start considering Little Steven or Danko Jones (Wild Cat might have been my favourite album of 2017) albums as ‘roots’ music, I may be starting to lose the plot. So I pull myself back. However,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums of 2017

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Between the Cracks, Summer 2017: what have we missed? reviews

A selection of albums that have worked their way my direction these last few months. Americana of a variety of flavours. Railroad Earth– Captain Nowhere One recalls RRE as one of the first ‘big tent’ bands to be selectively-shunned by bluegrass festivals. Lost track of them somewhere around The Good Life (2004), but became reacquainted… Continue reading Between the Cracks, Summer 2017: what have we missed? reviews

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Carlene Carter- Carter Girl review

Lives are full of regret. Some are substantive- treating someone cruelly and without regard, overlooking a crocus when focused on a rose, not having the foresight to realize the importance of traveling but two hours to catch a Bill Monroe show- while others are mere annoyance- not catching a nap when you could have, thinking… Continue reading Carlene Carter- Carter Girl review

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Roots Song of the Week: Carlene Carter- Little Black Train

The first time I heard Carlene Carter was, I now believe, on Joe Ely’s Live Shots album. Heard, but not really heard, if you know what I mean. Around the time I was getting into Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash- early ’83 this would have been- Carlene’s C’est Ce Bon fell into my hands, and while… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Carlene Carter- Little Black Train

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Carlene Carter- Stronger

This weekend I made the decision to revamp Fervor Coulee a bit, so you’ll notice a few tweaks. I also realized I hadn’t dug into the non-posted archive for a long time. I dug out this review of Carlene’s ‘comeback’ album originally published just before this blog was born. I’ll make an attempt to update… Continue reading Carlene Carter- Stronger

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