Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition review

I had to take much of the past month away from writing, but I continued to listen to music. I can’t count the number of hours I spent listening to this amazing two-disc set. It is absolutely splendid, ideal for those of us who appreciate the old songs and the artists who keep them alive.… Continue reading Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition review

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

My review of the recent DLQ album In Session has been posted at Lonesome Road Review. Released on Mountain Home, it is a return to the quality of music I once expected from DLQ; after a handful of disappointing releases, this one can be highly recommended. Questionable album cover. As always, I thank you for… Continue reading Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

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Crowe, Lawson, & Williams- Standing Tall and Tough review

Crowe, Lawson & Williams Standing Tall and Tough Mountain Home Those surnames are enough to make one sit up and take notice. Three legends of bluegrass, each a member of the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame. All three led (or lead) very successful bluegrass bands, although Williams’ gospel-based Victory Trio is the least generally known.… Continue reading Crowe, Lawson, & Williams- Standing Tall and Tough review

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Doyle Lawson “gives” to his fans

I’m ready for the hate mail, because I know one doesn’t criticize Doyle without expecting push-back from his many supportive fans. But, this one got me! You can read my opinion piece at Country Standard Time within the Fervor Coulee Bluegrass blog. Once you’ve read my opinion, please come back and complete the poll on… Continue reading Doyle Lawson “gives” to his fans

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- Lonely Street

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Lonely Street Rounder Doyle Lawson has been operating a most successful school of bluegrass for thirty years; no matter who is in his band, Quicksilver remains precise and fresh, capturing the instrumental, emotional, and sacred intensities imperative to the bluegrass sound.  With Lonely Street Lawson introduces yet another Quicksilver line-up, one… Continue reading Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- Lonely Street

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