Jason James- Seems Like Tears Ago review

Jason James Seems Like Tears Ago Melodyville Records JasonJamesBand.com If you like your country music country—like we do here at Fervor Coulee—the kind of country that recalls Musicor-era George Jones—elaborately arranged and lush, but still hardcore, honky tonk country—with sweeping backup, and down-and-lonesome—tears, beers, and short-brained guys punching well-above their wit—Jason James is who you… Continue reading Jason James- Seems Like Tears Ago 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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Deanie Richardson- Love Hard Work Hard Play Hard review

Released in January, this brilliant little album only just made its way into my hands although I’ve been listening to the download for a month or so. Deanie Richardson needs little introduction. She has played with Dale Ann Bradley in both the New Coon Creek Girls and Sister Sadie, is a respected touring and recording… Continue reading Deanie Richardson- Love Hard Work Hard Play Hard 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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Marty Brown- American Highway review

Marty Brown American Highway Plowboy Records Sometimes one needs a reminder: country music, roots music, Americana: it doesn’t have to be rocket surgery. Sometimes you just want to cruise along to an album of good-time sounding music. Marty Brown’s new one would be a fine place to start! The list of ‘next big things’ in… Continue reading Marty Brown- American Highway review

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Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

Chad Richard Worthy Cause ChadRichardSongs.com With a soulful country voice reminiscent of both Chris Stapleton (“Right Now” and “Worthy Cause,” just two songs where he gets especially pensive and low-nsome) and the elevated backwoods poetry favoured by Darrell Scott (“German Angel”: “limestone walls over streets of gold”), Chad Richard [REE-shard, y’all] has released a memorable… Continue reading Chad Richard- Worthy Cause review

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Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

A singer-songwriter named Eric Burton sings, “I’m living through these songs.” Reading Peter Cooper’s Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride, this lyric from “Guy Clark” came to mind more than once. Country music is as much about the connection the listener makes with the singer and songs as it is about the lyrics or melody of… Continue reading Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

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