Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

Buck Owens- On the Bandstand Buck Owens & His Buckaroos- Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat Sundazed Music These were among the albums to establish Buck Owens and His Buckaroos as genuine country stars, capable and consistent hit-makers who could draw crowds, demand airplay, and move vinyl; as the liner notes of the second album… Continue reading Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

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Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

Ray Bonneville At King Electric Stonefly Records Ray Bonneville can be counted upon to deliver albums of uncluttered, lyric-driven blues. He has been doing it since long before I started paying attention, and one hopes he will continue for years still to come. His latest, a set of eleven original, southern-influenced compositions, is every bit… Continue reading Three terrific roots albums that got away in 2018

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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys- Pickup Cowboy review

JonathanByrd & the Pickup Cowboys PickupCowboy With this concise slice of retro-modern country music, North Carolina folk/Americana veteran Jonathan Byrd turns the clock back about three years, before the vagrancies of reality impinged upon best laid plans. Inspired by a ‘humble badass’ ethos, The Pickup Cowboys—Byrd (guitar, Rhodes, percussion), Johnny Waken (guitar, mandolin, organ, piano,… Continue reading Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys- Pickup Cowboy review

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Edward David Anderson- Chasing Butterflies review

Edward David Anderson Chasing Butterflies Black Dirt Records http://www.EdwardDavidAnderson.com First off, I am not placing this album on the pedestal the next paragraph may be interpreted as referencing to. But. I remember the first time I heard Darrell Scott. And Lucinda Williams. And Emmylou, Tim O’Brien, Joy Lynn White, and George Jones. And Jay Clark,… Continue reading Edward David Anderson- Chasing Butterflies review

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O Brother, Ralph Stanley, & Dolly Parton reviews

More roots review from the extensive if not valued Fervor Coulee Archive: Various Artists O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack Mercury Universal (2000) Musical luminaries diverse as John Hartford, Norman Blake, Dan Tyminski, and the Fairfield Four came together to record the music for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, providing stellar performances of… Continue reading O Brother, Ralph Stanley, & Dolly Parton reviews

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Unleashed Live & Dallas Wayne reviews

More roots review from the extensive if not valued Fervor Coulee Archive:Charlie Robison, Jack Ingram, and Bruce Robison Unleashed Live Lucky Dog (2000) These singer-songwriters, here recorded live at Texas’s legendary Gruene Hall, are among the cream of today’s alt.country crowd. Each offers clever word play with compelling mini-dramas featuring revenge, regret, and good times.… Continue reading Unleashed Live & Dallas Wayne reviews

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The Louvin Brothers- Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings review

The Louvin Brothers Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings Modern Harmonic The Louvin Brothers recorded several outstanding albums (Tragic  Songs of Life, Satan Is Real, Country Love Ballads, A Tribute to the Delmore Brothers…) in a span of less than eight years, and even more timeless songs (“Cash on the Barrelhead,” “When I Stop Dreaming,”… Continue reading The Louvin Brothers- Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings review

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