Larry Stephenson- What Really Matters

Larry Stephenson What Really Matters Compass Records There was a time when, inexplicably, I didn’t enjoy Larry Stephenson’s music. I can’t actually identify what provided the negative impression, although it may have been the cheesy quality of the album art on the first album of his I encountered, On Fire. Whatever the reason, as I… Continue reading Larry Stephenson- What Really Matters

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The Carter Brothers- Road to Roosky review

Over at Country Standard Time you can find my (much delayed) review of the Carter Brothers recent release; I say ‘much delayed’ because the music was sent to me in mid-February and it took some time for me to get around to writing about it. That is no reflection on the album as it caught… Continue reading The Carter Brothers- Road to Roosky review

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Noam Pikelny- Beat the Devil and Carry A Rail

My review of Noam Pikelny’s challenging recent release has been posted at the Lonesome Road Review. Acoustiblue music at its finest. As always, thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald Noam Pikelny Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail Compass Records 4.5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske A wise man I know once stated… Continue reading Noam Pikelny- Beat the Devil and Carry A Rail

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Bearfoot- American Story

Another week, another great album. Over at Country Standard Time, Jeff has posted my review of the latest from Bearfoot. After more than a decade as a functioning bluegrass outfit, a core of two remain from the band of young Alaskans who took much of the (mostly western) bluegrass world by storm. They are stronger… Continue reading Bearfoot- American Story

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Dale Ann Bradley- Come Home Good Boy video

You know I love my Dale Ann Bradley; I have every confidence that there isn’t a more expressive and enjoyable female vocalist working in bluegrass today. Heck, let’s set gender aside: DAB is my favourite bluegrass singer. I was thrilled each of the three times she was named IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year (ending-… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- Come Home Good Boy video

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Dale Ann Bradley- Somewhere South of Crazy

My review of Dale Ann’s new album has been posted to Country Standard Time. It is another incredible album; while her music has always been inspiring and wonderful to listen to, since joining Compass Records, Dale has truly hit her stride. The review can be viewed at http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=4724. Now, CST limits reviews to about 250… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- Somewhere South of Crazy

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Dale Ann Bradley’s Somewhere South of Crazy

Unlike some of her contemporaries, there are no airs about Dale Ann Bradley. She is who she is, a woman from East Kentucky who has had both good times and bad, one who has likely taken longer to reach the pinnacle of her profession than she would have liked but one who wouldn’t change the… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley’s Somewhere South of Crazy

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Dala- Everyone Is Someone

My review of Dala’s Everyone is Someone is up at the Lonesome Road Review. Released in Canada in 2009, the album was released on Compass in the U.S. a couple weeks ago. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald Dala Everyone is Someone Compass Records 4 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske Canada’s vocal sweethearts… Continue reading Dala- Everyone Is Someone

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Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

Regular visitors may recall in March I shared some listening suggestions for those just beginning to explore the dusty backroads of the bluegrass world. Now that the Summer edition of That High Lonesome Sound is available, I’ll post the continuation and conclusion of the piece; the full newsletter is available at http://www.waskasoobluegrass.com/nl/waskasoo_sum10.pdf I don’t expect… Continue reading Starting the bluegrass journey…parts 2 and 3

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