Son House- Forever On My Mind review

Son House- Forever On My Mind Easy Eye Sound Preacher, farm and factory worker, and founding father of modern blues: he was called Son House. A protegee and contemporary of Charley Patton, House’s life was filled with mistakes and questionable deeds. What remains undisputed was that House played and sang the blues like few others,… Continue reading Son House- Forever On My Mind 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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Terry Klein- Good Luck, Take Care review

Terry Klein Good Luck Take Care TerryKleinMusic.com This month’s theme here at Fervor Coulee appears to be “Singer-Songwriters Not Previously Encountered.” Each have been wonderful—The Waymores, Dana Cooper, Dan Weber, Rob Heath, Jefferson Ross—and I will return to their music. But the artist I’ve been listening to most since mid-March has to be Terry Klein.… Continue reading Terry Klein- Good Luck, Take Care review

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The Waymores- Stone Sessions review

The Waymores Stone Sessions TheWaymores.com It has been so long since I encountered a new, ‘real country’ album that, at first, I mistook the Waymores’ Stone Sessions as one. Based on the opening cut, “Heart of Stone,” that is what I thought Stone Sessions would be. A taking-turns male/female duet, a bunch of pedal steel,… Continue reading The Waymores- Stone Sessions 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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Rob Heath- Biggest Moments review

Rob Heath Biggest Moments RobHeath.com Edmonton’s Rob Heath has been writing and performing for decades, but Biggest Moments is the first of his recordings to make its way to me. A troubadour, Heath has chosen to have Biggest Moments focus on the kindness humans can reveal to each other, a suitable theme in days when… Continue reading Rob Heath- Biggest Moments review

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Jefferson Ross- Southern Currency review

Jefferson Ross Southern Currency JeffersonRoss.com As much as we may despair the political and social decisions of the past (and in many places, currently being made) to undermine equity and justice, the southern United States hold interest because of its beauty, artistic culture including music, and resilience. Georgian Jefferson Ross partners with producer and guitarist… Continue reading Jefferson Ross- Southern Currency review

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Tim Gartland- Truth review

Tim Gartland Truth TimGartland.com Tim Gartland plays the blues the way we at Fervor Coulee like them: close enough to the roots that we don’t get distracted by rock ‘n’ roll guitars and drums, and relevant enough that we care what is being expressed. “There is truth in the heart of the beholder,” Gartland moans… Continue reading Tim Gartland- Truth review

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Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire- Fresh Pickles review

Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire Fresh Pickles ChrisCastino.com ChickenWireEmpire.com For several reasons that will eventually be revealed, this is one of the stranger albums I’ve encountered this year, one that quickly became a favourite. I’ve learned that Chris Castino is a mainstay of the Minnesota and national jamband scenes (with The Big Wu) and… Continue reading Chris Castino & Chicken Wire Empire- Fresh Pickles review

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