Colin Hay- I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself review

Colin Hay I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself Compass Records The covers album has become routine during these Covid times, and we can’t expect every artist to be as ambitious as Lucinda Williams has been, her six-volume, Lu’s Jukebox series the standard against which all others might be measured. Still, one-off, home-based… Continue reading Colin Hay- I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself review

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Rod Picott- Wood, Steel, Dust, & Dreams review

Rod Picott Wood, Steel, Dust, & Dreams RodPicott.com Welding Rod Records I own three Rod Picott albums, which is not nearly enough so I am fixing that this evening by downloading a couple or three more. I’ve reviewed one of his albums, which is also not nearly enough so I am also trying to fix… Continue reading Rod Picott- Wood, Steel, Dust, & Dreams review

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Domenic Cicala- Come On Over: The Honky Tonk Duets review

Domenic Cicala Come On Over: The Honky Tonk Duets DomenicCicala.com I live for albums that I can repeatedly listen to, harmonize alongside, or move and groove with; the best ones, of course, involve all three at once. Whether your favourites are of the Emmylou and Rodney variety, the Prine/DeMent set, Tom Russell with anyone he… Continue reading Domenic Cicala- Come On Over: The Honky Tonk Duets review

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Reissues and Archival Releases of 2020

The Other Stuff: Reissues, Archival, Compilations, Live, Covers & Tributes. Being somewhat ‘stuck in the past’ (at least as far as my definition of roots music goes) I typically have no problem with this category of releases. Often times familiar—that’s the compilations, reissues, and (sometimes) live components—and more often fresh and revealing—that’s the archival, covers,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Reissues and Archival Releases of 2020

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Dale Ann Bradley- The Hard Way review

Dale Ann Bradley The Hard Way Pinecastle Records The Hard Way is stronger than Dale Ann Bradley’s previous self-titled release, which was itself a stout collection of bluegrass. Bradley’s style has evolved over these last twenty-plus years. Over the course of ten solo albums, most edges have been smoothed from Bradley’s presentation. In their place… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- The Hard Way review

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Chatham County Line- Sharing the Covers review

Chatham Country Line Sharing the Covers Yep Roc/ ChathamCountyLine.com Chatham County Line plays bluegrass for people who don’t like bluegrass. Well, not just them. Some folks who like bluegrass also enjoy the music of the long-serving Raleigh group, but their interpretation of the music isn’t for everyone. I’m pretty sure that somewhere in the Fervor… Continue reading Chatham County Line- Sharing the Covers review

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Special Consensus & Eliza Gilkyson reviews

It has been a busy week here in the Fervor Coulee bunker, and the fruit of that labour has been posted over at the Lonesome Road Review in the form of two reviews. First up is my review of the new Special Consensus album, abluegrass tribute to John Denver. Also up is my review of… Continue reading Special Consensus & Eliza Gilkyson reviews

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Roots Song of the Week: The Special Consensus- Wild Montana Skies

I became a John Denver fan the first time I heard “Grandma’s Feather Bed.” That goofy opus was perfect for an eleven year-old twisted in his musical development by a diet of school bus sing-a-longs of “Joy To the World,” “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da,” “Patches,” and “Yitsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.” But, I knew John Denver… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: The Special Consensus- Wild Montana Skies

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Roots Song of the Week- Patterson Hood: “Hate This Town”

Charity and benefit tribute albums are a dime a dozen, and unfortunately it sometimes feels that the extent of the contribution one is making to the named charity is about that much- a dime. “A portion of the proceeds…,” “the artist royalties will be donated…,” and “$1.00 from every album sold…” are phrases that are… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week- Patterson Hood: “Hate This Town”

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