Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums since 2000

I’ve been writing about music since 2000. Naturally, I’ve heard a lot of great music, have written about much of it, and have often put together a list of favourite roots and bluegrass albums of the year. And, I will do the same again this year. For perspective and to sprinkle some flavourful anticipation, here… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums since 2000

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Dale Ann Bradley- Self-titled review

Dale Ann Bradley Dale Ann Bradley Pinecastle Records From its beautifully framed cover illustration through each note within its 36-minute running time, Dale Ann Bradley is an album to celebrate. Having written numerous reviews of Dale Ann Bradley’s albums over the past 15 years, I am no longer surprised by the quality the East Kentucky… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- Self-titled review

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Bobby Osborne- Original review

My review of Original, Bobby Osborne’s Compass Records album, has been posted to the Country Standard Time website, linked here. It is a good album, but not a great one. There is much to enjoy musically, and Osborne’s voice has lost little of its power. Musically, there is less bluegrass drive throughout this recording, but the… Continue reading Bobby Osborne- Original review

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Ned Luberecki- Take Five review

Okay, take a moment an revel in the beauty of that album cover. Rooted in classic music, the cover of Ned Luberecki’s Take Five recalls the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Time Out giving it a bluegrass twist. Luberecki takes things further, interjecting a jazz ‘grass interlude mid-set including a fresh take on Paul Desmond’s “Take Five.”… Continue reading Ned Luberecki- Take Five review

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Grascals, Honeycutters, Travers Chandler, & Sister Sadie- lost/found

Starting the ‘year-end’ process, and in doing so I found a couple reviews posted elsewhere that I didn’t link through here at Fervor Coulee. Very early this year, The Grascals released their eighth album ..and then there’s this. Country Standard Time published my review. It was a great way to start off what turned out… Continue reading Grascals, Honeycutters, Travers Chandler, & Sister Sadie- lost/found

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Favourite Roots Albums of the Year, 2015.

Time for the annual ‘best of’ list which I never title ‘best of.’ I always go with Favourites because that is all I can go by: which albums have I listened to the most this past year, which ones have I most appreciated, and which ones do I feel are of an exceptional quality? In… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of the Year, 2015.

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Catching Up on Missed Cross-Posts

I try to link through everything I write for Lonesome Road Review, Country Standard Time, and Fervor Coulee Bluegrass here at Fervor Coulee, but inevitably some items get missed. While watching the new Bear Family DVD of BR5-49’s live 1996 German show, I thought I would try to catch some of the missed links. I’m… Continue reading Catching Up on Missed Cross-Posts

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Dale Ann Bradley- coming to Edmonton October 17, 2013

I’ve lamented the lack of quality bluegrass in the area over the past few winters, mostly to myself but I’ve groused aloud here a few times. Fact is, I haven’t been too motivated to get off the chesterfield to go to the city for bluegrass. That will change later this autumn as the Northern Circle… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- coming to Edmonton October 17, 2013

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Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

A bit late but understandable being how busy editor Aaron Keith Harris is, today brings the release of the Lonesome Road Review’s top 10 bluegrass albums of the past year. I’m pleased to see that Aaron and my LRR colleague Larry Stephens agreed with me in several places, quite likely more than I expected, and… Continue reading Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

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Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2011

Donald Teplyske’s  favourite ten bluegrass albums of 2011: Unlike last year, I feel that I did a very good job of ensuring that I heard the vast majority of excellent bluegrass that was released in 2011. I’m still not being serviced by one particular publicist and a couple of the major bluegrass labels, but others keep… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2011

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