A rare opportunity to see and hear members of the bluegrass family playing an intimate duo gig this evening. DeadEnds Live, a two-day fest of Grateful Dead-related music in downtown Edmonton, made its second appearance this weekend, and all reports from those in attendance were that it was incredible. I managed to convince myself to… Continue reading Chris and Sally Jones, Dead Ends Live, Edmonton March 18, 2023
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Dead Ends Live, Edmonton, Alberta- March 17-18, 2023
From the press release: The weekend of March 17 and 18, 2023, marks the return of Edmonton’s newest winter music festival, Dead Ends Live. Born out of a love for the Grateful Dead songbook and the jam band culture, the inaugural Dead Ends Live thrilled fans of this broad musical canvas last spring, just as things were shifting to some… Continue reading Dead Ends Live, Edmonton, Alberta- March 17-18, 2023
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
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
IBMA Awards 2012, part 13
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
Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Chris Jones Interview
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.
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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