Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

A bit more than a year ago, I became aware of a novel published the previous year. When I finally saw the book in a bookstore, three things immediately struck me: 1. There was a banjo on the cover, albeit of the dreaded six-string variety; 2. The novel was entitled Hang Down Your Head, a… Continue reading Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

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Flatt Lonesome review

My review of Flatt Lonesome’s disappointing debut disc has been posted to Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. The bluegrass world is pretty insular, and writing negatively about any band’s recording isn’t commonly done. For the most part, I avoid writing negative reviews for any number of reasons including it makes me feel like a heel. Still, sometimes albums… Continue reading Flatt Lonesome review

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Chris Jones, Cloud of Dust, and playing air-bass

I’ve been listening to Chris Jones & the Night Drivers quite frequently the past two weeks. Chris Jones is a bluegrass and Americana artist who should be better known than he is, in my opinion. For a number of reasons, he doesn’t maintain the profile of more acclaimed bluegrass performers. However, having recorded numerous albums… Continue reading Chris Jones, Cloud of Dust, and playing air-bass

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