Alberta’s Best Roots Music, 2010

Allow me to be the last to wish you a Happy New Year. In my first newspaper column of 2011, I reflect on the past by highlighting the 5 Alberta Roots Albums I most appreciated through 2010; maybe you’ll discover something you missed. Good stuff, all. Roots music column, originally published January 7, 2011 in… Continue reading Alberta’s Best Roots Music, 2010

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Donna Durand and Jaydee Bixby reviews

In today’s (June 6, 2010) Red Deer Advocate Roots Music column I review two new albums with significant area interest. Donna Durand has emerged on the local roots scene with numerous appearances and has now released her debut recording. Former Canadian Idol finalist Jaydee Bixby has released his sophomore effort. Donna Durand The Road Back… Continue reading Donna Durand and Jaydee Bixby reviews

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- May 31, 2010

Another busy week of listening. Less time with WDVX and CKUA than usual, and I didn’t even listen to much Sirius 65 this week. Full albums took priority, and I did a quite a bit of listening in anticipation of casting my Polaris ballot next week. J.D. Crowe & The New South- Flashback When I… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- May 31, 2010

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- May 17, 2010

Each week I keep track of my listening. While I’m not an obsessive list maker, I do tend to ‘think’ in lists. This week I did my usual radio (CKUA in the morning), satellite (Sirius 65), and Internet (WDVX) listening, as well as albums. While I’m a roots fellow, I do enjoy my pop. Here… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- May 17, 2010

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