Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire Busted Flat Records Every province, state, city, and area has them—the singer or guitar player that everyone loves and respects, but who strikes a collective shoulder-shrug outside their home range. Pay attention, then. I had never heard of Lynn Jackson before encountering the previous Songs of Rain, Snow, and Remembering… Continue reading Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

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Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

Announced ealier today, and I am pretty excited. If memory serves, I’ve never before helped three albums make the list. From the Polaris site http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/article/416/the-2012-polaris-music-prize-long-list-is-here/ “The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List is (in alphabetical order): A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours Rich Aucoin – We’re All… Continue reading Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

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Cowboy Junkies- The Wilderness

Cowboy Junkies The Wilderness: The Nomad Series Volume 4 Latent Having celebrated 25 years as one of the country’s most dynamic recording groups, Cowboy Junkies embarked on an ambitious campaign 18 months ago: release four distinct albums within a year and a half. Starting with the exquisite Renmin Park in late 2010, the seminal Canadian… Continue reading Cowboy Junkies- The Wilderness

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Stan Rogers and Cowboy Junkies reviews & giveaway

In today’s edition of the Red Deer Advocate, I feature reviews of two Canadian roots music albums. The Very Best of Stan Rogers has just been re-released through Borealis and the Cowboy Junkies released the second album of their Nomad series Demons, an album of Vic Chesnutt songs. Neither will appeal to everyone, but such is… Continue reading Stan Rogers and Cowboy Junkies reviews & giveaway

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- August 16- 30, 2010

For a variety of reasons, including back-to-school- start up, time escaped me a little this past week and I didn’t get around to posting the previous week’s listening. I had a friend gift me a box of 80s vinyl a couple weeks back and I’ve been working my way through that. Also, Megatunes has closed/is… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- August 16- 30, 2010

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Lee Harvey Osmond- A Quiet Evil

Originally published in the Red Deer Advocate July 3 2009 Lee Harvey Osmond A Quiet Evil Latent Recordings Turn Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) loose, and odd things are bound to occur. His latest collective, featuring Michael and Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize (The Skydiggers), and Brent Titcomb… Continue reading Lee Harvey Osmond- A Quiet Evil

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