100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

100 mile house Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree Records)Jay Aymar Your Perfect Matador (Fallen Tree Records) Acceptance and forbearance, inevitability and uncertainty: throw in a couple love songs, and you have most every folk album made since ‘folk’ evolved from the Ewan MacColl definition of the genre. Tho’, to be true, the folk songs… Continue reading 100 mile house & Jay Aymar reviews

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Mark Erelli- Blindsided review

First, an apology. Mark Erelli’s Blindsided deserves better from me. But, as sometimes happens, I couldn’t find the stream of words needed: the more I wrote, the further into the weeds I got—a feat considering there is still a foot and a half of snow outside the window. Finally, I stopped writing and considered what… Continue reading Mark Erelli- Blindsided review

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Ayla Brook & the Sound Men- Desolation Sounds review

Ayla Brook & the Sound Men Desolation Sounds Fallen Tree Records I’m alone but I’m not lonesomeNever one that once was winsomeNot too handy or too handsomeBut I sure do like to play someand I can be a foolLose the plot and lose my coolI lose my keys but not my conscienceTell me do you… Continue reading Ayla Brook & the Sound Men- Desolation Sounds review

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Della Mae- Headlight review

Della Mae Headlight Rounder Records Walking in the footsteps of a woman I don’t knowAnd though we’ve been moving slow we’ve gotten somewhereWalking in the footsteps of a woman I haven’t metBut I’ve seen her on the internet a-crying. These words open the latest album from Della Mae. It is a powerful initial statement, one… Continue reading Della Mae- Headlight review

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The SteelDrivers- Bad for You review

 The SteelDrivers Bad For You Rounder Records With multiple Grammy nominations under their collective waistbands, and a win for Bluegrass Album of the Year for their latest, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, expectations are always high for The SteelDrivers. Almost five years since their latest was released, and with a third lead singer now in the… Continue reading The SteelDrivers- Bad for You review

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Eric Brace & Last Train Home- Daytime Highs & Overnight Lows review

Eric Brace & Last Train HomeDaytime Highs & Overnight LowsRed Beet Records More than a decade after their previous release, a six-song EP of covers, Americana group Last Train Home returns with a compelling, and majestic collection of new music. Previous albums, from their impressive, self-titled debut through 2007’s Last Good Kiss provided attuned listeners… Continue reading Eric Brace & Last Train Home- Daytime Highs & Overnight Lows review

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Lynne Hanson- Just Words review

My review of Lynne Hanson’s very strong Just Words is published at Exclaim! https://exclaim.ca/music/article/lynne_hanson-just_words Thanks to my fine editors there, some extraneous words were sliced. Being somewhat fond of my words, I’m posting the unedited version here. Lynne Hanson Just Words www. LynneHanson.com A beautiful album of retrospection and insight, Lynne Hanson’s Just Words is… Continue reading Lynne Hanson- Just Words review

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