Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

*the ones that weren’t bluegrass, blues, or ‘old stuff’ like compilations, reissues, and archival releases This is the second run at my list. The first is lost somewhere on my hard drive, obliterated by the Blue Screen of Death. Reassembling the list wasn’t terribly difficult (although I did decide to cut back from thirty to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

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Eliza Gilkyson- Secularia review

Eliza Gilkyson Secularia Red House Records Eliza Gilkyson has been making incredible music since long before I bumped into her with the release of Lost and Found sixteen years ago. Like Mary Chapin Carpenter (without the long-ago popular acclaim), Shawn Colvin (without the hit, and who duets on the engaging “Conservation,” a song built upon… Continue reading Eliza Gilkyson- Secularia review

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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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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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Eliza Gilkyson- Roses at the End of Time

Eliza Gilkyson Roses at the End of Time Red House Records I fell for Eliza Gilkyson’s voice, music, and outlook some years ago shortly after really hearing her for the first time. Land of Milk and Honey was an album I became absolutely enamoured with and I continue to consider “The Ballad of Yvonne Johnson”… Continue reading Eliza Gilkyson- Roses at the End of Time

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Red Horse- Red Horse

When I opened the envelope this album arrived within a couple months back, I took one look at the cover- before reading the names or anything else- and thought, ‘Why is Red House sending me a Tom Russell album?” Of course, they weren’t but the painting gracing the cover immediately revealed itself to me as a Russell; his distinctive use… Continue reading Red Horse- Red Horse

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 19, 2010

Another week passes. Looking forward to catching at least one day of the Calgary Folk Festival this coming week- plans are to be in attendance on Saturday. The week following I’ll be heading up to Stony Plain for the Friday of Blueberry Bluegrass- I’m wanting to catch Fred Eaglesmith there as I’m interested in the reception he’ll receive.… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 19, 2010

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