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
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
A very sincere speech from Adam Steffey. I am so glad The Special Consensus is performing “Monroe!” Now that is a song of the year. What a shame- a lousy vocal mix! Over 2400 viewers watching. Impressive. Chris Jones is a class act. Great voice. What a song! Remember, I wrote about this song and… Continue reading IBMA Awards 2012, part 13
Today’s Red Deer Advocate has a nice interview with Chris Jones advancing the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society’s concert presentation of January 29. http://tinyurl.com/4aekfa7 An interesting read that reveals- not for the first time, but quite clearly- the possibilities technology and creativity allow for bluegrass professionals.
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