My review of The Alex Leach Band’s second album All the Way is up at Country Standard Time. Read it here. Here is how it started before the editor did his thing: “As he’s matured, many of us have grown up with Alex Leach. I’ve been listening to him on WDVX for more than twenty… Continue reading The Alex Leach Band- All the Way review
I neglected to link to this review at Country Standard Time. As all Forbert albums do, this one satisfies. He is so darned good. Link here.
My review of The Del McCoury Band’s latest, …almost proud has been published at Country Standard Time. I hope you’ll consider heading over that direction and giving it a read.
Over at Country Standard Time two reviews of 2021 releases have been published. The Béla Fleck release was one of the years most welcome bluegrass albums while the Barry Waldrep-led tribute features some of Fervor Coulee’s favourites including Rodney Crowell with Emmylou Harris, Jim Lauderdale, Vince Gill, Darrell Scott, Tammy Rogers, Kim Richey, John Cowan,… Continue reading Béla Fleck & Tony Rice Tribute reviews
A month or so ago, I found this beautiful John Hiatt/Jerry Douglas album at the big mall record store. I didn’t hesitate to purchase it even though I hadn’t heard the album: trust. Hiatt hasn’t taken too many wrong turns over my 35+ years of listening, and I almost always enjoy Jerry Douglas’ band. A… Continue reading John Hiatt w. The Jerry Douglas Band- Leftover Feelings review
My review of the latest from bluegrass stars Darin and Brooke Aldridge is posted to Fervor Coulee Bluegrass over at Country Standard Time. Another in a long line of superior bluegrass releases from this venerable duo. A more concise version of the review appears on the main Country Standard Time CD review pages.
Danny Paisley never disappoints, but this time out he and the Southern Grass have outdone themselves. My review of Bluegrass Troubadour is published over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass at the Country Standard Time site. Paisley is a master bluegrass vocalist, and on this album of story songs he has reached a new pinnacle. Great stuff… Continue reading Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass- Bluegrass Troubadour review
My review of Yola’s latest is up over at Country Standard Time: https://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=7391 There is a lot more that I should have said about this incredible recording, one that takes country music and flips it into something completely new, but space limitations were a challenge. Stand For Myself doesn’t ‘sound’ like country music- not even… Continue reading Yola- Stand For Myself review
I admit, upon first listen I didn’t think Rhinestoned measured up to the previous Stand Tall. A couple recreational listens later, and the album started sinking in. Once I leaned in a bit, and picked up on the stories, situations, and observations Ringerberg was sharing, the album started to reveal its magic to me. From… Continue reading Jason Ringenberg- Rhinestoned review
My review of Dave Alvin’s version of “Odds & Sods” is up at Country Standard Time. I reviewed a provided download; I am missing the days when YepRoc serviced me with their Americana releases. Some gems in that catalogue, and I do love my CDs and records. This is an interesting release; the music is… Continue reading Dave Alvin- From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings review