Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#10-#1, pt. 5/5)

This is it, the top ten. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee this year and the last…whatever it has been- fifteen years? 2019 saw more visitors to Fervor Coulee than ever before, increasing 25% over the previous year. Hopefully that means you are finding roots music opinions of value- we are far from the biggest roots… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#10-#1, pt. 5/5)

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#41-#50, pt. 1/5)

Ten years ago I spent too many weeks attempting to distill my roots music listening of the previous decade. It was painful work, but no small bit of fun. When I look back at that list, I am quite pleased at how well it holds up: a lot of great music that I continue to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#41-#50, pt. 1/5)

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Various Artists- Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots review

Because I haven’t written quite enough reviews in 2019, I accepted a last minute assignment from Country Standard Time to take a run at the latest Bloodshot compilation. Once upon a time, Bloodshot comps were integral to my listening, and even when they stopped being essential- and entirely entertaining- I still made room for just… Continue reading Various Artists- Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots review

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Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

Various Artists Strut My Stuff Modern Harmonic 32-tracks of obscure, formative, and hardcore country from independent labels scattered throughout the States? Yes, please. Do a bit of vinyl bin diving, and you may find a gem or three. Do a lot over a number of years, and you may come up with enough to fill… Continue reading Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

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Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

Buck Owen and the Buckaroos The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 Omnivore Records Buck Owens scored somewhere around forty Top 10 Country Singles up to 1971; nineteen of those went to Number One. He was arguably the most successful country music artist during the 1960s, creating an industry built around his Bakersfield Sound. Most of the… Continue reading Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

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The Old Stuff, 2018

The Old Stuff: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Reissue, Archival, Live, Tribute, Re-recording, and Compilation Releases of 2018: 1. Bobbie Gentry – The Girl from Chickasaw County : The Complete Capitol Masters The best box set I can recall purchasing, this 8-disc beauty features all the Capitol tracks one knew existed, and a whole bunch we didn’t.… Continue reading The Old Stuff, 2018

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Roland White & Appleseed Recordings reviews

Over at Country Standard Time, two of my reviews have been published. Roland White (& Friends) latest is a star-studded tribute to his legendary bluegrass group The Kentucky Colonels. Meanwhile, Appleseed Recordings celebrates their 21st anniversary with a three-disc set featuring several previously unreleased cuts by Fervor Coulee faves John Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom… Continue reading Roland White & Appleseed Recordings reviews

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Skinny Dyck & Friends- Twenty One-Nighters review

Skinny Dyck & Friends Twenty One-Nighters skinnydyck.bandcamp.com For as long as I can recall, the Alberta roots music environment has been healthy and exciting. From the big-ticket folk festivals in Edmonton and Calgary, and the more regional events held annually in Fort McLeod, Driftpile, East Coulee, and innumerable other sites, to a radio network that… Continue reading Skinny Dyck & Friends- Twenty One-Nighters review

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John Lee Hooker- King of the Boogie boxset review

John Lee Hooker King of the Boogie Craft Recordings There is something ethereal and true about John Lee Hooker that even his contemporaries never quite achieved. Whether getting gritty or fatally romantic, searching for hope among the forlorn or finding joy in the minutiae of the daily struggle, John Lee Hooker brought the real blues,… Continue reading John Lee Hooker- King of the Boogie boxset review

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Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws- feature review

Various Artists Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws Blue Night Records We all love our pets, and we can feel a bit better about ourselves when we rescue an unwanted gem from shelter life, and worse. We have raised seven cats, not counting Hazel Dickens—our first tortie who couldn’t transition to house life (she’s fine, having… Continue reading Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws- feature review

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