Julia Kasdorf- Motel review

Julia Kasdorf Motel JuliaKasdorfMusic.com The independent, roots music business is a tough one. It can be pure and innocent, bound by good times, family, and friends. It can be tawdry, exploitive, and unfaithful. Sort of like motels. Motels are the thing of childhood memories—a respite (“It has a pool!”) after a day of driving through… Continue reading Julia Kasdorf- Motel review

Rate this:

Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

I’ve been writing about roots music for 20 years, and have been assembling self-indulgent ‘favourite roots albums of the year’ lists for most of that time. While always a pleasant challenge, this year’s list was the most difficult for me to assemble. COVID-19 kept me even more tied to my remote music world this year,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

Rate this:

Little Richard- Southern Child review

Little Richard Southern Child Omnivore Records Country rock with a flavouring of southern soul and a bit o’ Little Richard camp, Southern Child is receiving a reissue late this autumn. Shelved in 1972, and previously revealed within an expansive 2005 Rhino Handmade set entitled King of Rock and Roll—The Complete Reprise Recordings—Southern Child shares a… Continue reading Little Richard- Southern Child review

Rate this:

Sean Harrison- Halfway From Nashville review

Sean Harrison- Halfway From Nashville Cosmic Cowboy Records Most likely, Sean Harrison isn’t where he expected to be at this point in his journey, but as it turns out, Halfway From Nashville isn’t a bad place to be. In his twenties, Harrison—son of novelist William Harrison, best known forthe futuristic, iconic, and eerily prophetic short… Continue reading Sean Harrison- Halfway From Nashville review

Rate this:

D. L. Marble One Line at a Time review

D.L. Marble One Line at a Time DLMarbleMusic.com Much—most?—of the roots music that comes my way for review is from artists with whom I’m unfamiliar. Whether their first tentative debut, or their ninth full-blown masterpiece, over the last ten years I haven’t been serviced with a lot of music from the mainstream. Hey, back in… Continue reading D. L. Marble One Line at a Time review

Rate this:

Alecia Nugent- The Old Side of Town review

Alecia Nugent The Old Side of Town AleciaNugent.com Have to be honest, was never a fan. In the mid-to late-Aughts, Alecia Nugent released three bluegrass albums for Rounder Records. She was surrounded by some of the finest musicians in the business—Tim Stafford, Rob Ickes, Andy Falco, Adam Steffey, Ronnie McCoury, Aubrey Haynie, Jim Van Cleve,… Continue reading Alecia Nugent- The Old Side of Town review

Rate this:

Rachel Brooke- The Loneliness in Me review

Rachel Brooke The Loneliness In Me RachelBrookeMusic.com With songwriting partner Brooks Robbins, Rachel Brooke continues the long list of amazing music coming from ladies of country. While I don’t pay much attention to mainstream country, I do know that Ashley McBryde, The Chicks, Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair, Marshall Chapman, Della Mae, Bonnie Whitmore,… Continue reading Rachel Brooke- The Loneliness in Me review

Rate this:

Skinny Dyck- Get to Know Lonesome review

Skinny Dyck– Get To Know Lonesome JBK Records We don’t hear a lot of real country & western music today. Even a down-on-his-luck, rural-based word hack writing on the periphery of the roots music gauntlet seldom comes across the real deal—the head-on-the-bar, teardrops in corrosive whiskey, barstool philosophy variety, punctuated with essential moaning pedal steel.… Continue reading Skinny Dyck- Get to Know Lonesome review

Rate this:

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

Rate this:

Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

My gosh, this was hard. How hard? Willie Nelson- Ride Me Back Home got bumped during the last week, and I had to decide Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars wasn’t a roots album. I reviewed 109 albums at Fervor Coulee (and elsewhere) during 2019, didn’t have time to review or chose not to review several dozen… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2019

Rate this: