Claire Lynch- Coming close to us in the west

I don’t normally reprint press releases here at Fervor Coulee, but…I don’t mind promoting the (increasingly bleedin’) rare top-flight bluegrass act making their way to Alberta and western Canada. I don’t have time to do a real article, so here are the details: September 27th through October 10th Western Canada Tour For Bluegrass Grammy Nominee Claire… Continue reading Claire Lynch- Coming close to us in the west

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Blueberry Bluegrass, 2018- in review

The 32nd Blueberry Bluegrass Festival delivered. While featuring several acts well-familiar in Alberta due to regular appearances over the last several years—Slocan Ramblers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado—these groups brought their expected ‘A’ game while other, less-frequently encountered performers including quality area  and regional artists  also quickly enamoured themselves to the… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass, 2018- in review

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Blueberry Bluegrass, 2018: Day 1

The first day of the 32nd Blueberry Bluegrass Festival in Stony Plain, Alberta was as successful as anticipated. All acts were well-received, but it wasn’t acutely apparent which of two acts was the fan favourite. With an emphasis on show,The Kody Norris Show, a four-piece making their Canadian debut, performed a Jimmy Martin-inspired set of… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass, 2018: Day 1

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Blueberry Bluegrass 2018 is coming!

I love Blueberry Bluegrass! Last year Blueberry rose from the ashes to present a revitalized festival featuring world-class talent, late-evening dances, and a positive atmosphere supporting area talent. That continues this coming August 3-5 with additional new features including…wait for it…a licensed patio! (Hopefully, the weather cooperates and we feel like a beer while listening… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass 2018 is coming!

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Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017

Made the drive south to see Rodney Crowell Trio in Red Deer last night; a most unusual experience. I’ve written a review for CST, and you can get to it by clicking on this link. Good show, no doubt: very good. And as someone who has repeatedly criticized the sound quality at The Hideout, things… Continue reading Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017

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Mike Plume- Edmonton, March 24 2016

  This past week, Edmonton folks have been reflecting on a memorable show that occurred 20 years or so back featuring a band that is big now- Radiohead, Coldplay…someone like that. Doesn’t matter. Last night at The Almanac 150 or thereabouts were fortunate to capture something equally memorable, the return of Mike Plume to the burgh… Continue reading Mike Plume- Edmonton, March 24 2016

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Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival July 31-August 2, 2015

Western Canada’s and most likely Canada’s largest bluegrass festival celebrates its 30th edition later this month with a roster that includes Hot Rize, the Seldom Scene, the Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and several Alberta acts. Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I advance the show and speak… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival July 31-August 2, 2015

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Kim Beggs- County of Ponoka, February 12, 2015

Just got home from a wonderful evening of music, and since I’m too tired to sleep (I just typed ‘drive’ by mistake…which tells you something) I thought I would scatter out a few thoughts. One of the beauties of house concerts is that wonderful music happens in unlikely spots. Such was the case as Kim… Continue reading Kim Beggs- County of Ponoka, February 12, 2015

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Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival 2014 August 03

The incredibly successful 29th annual Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival concluded with a spectacular day of music on August 3 at Stony Plain, AB. I attended only the final day of the of the three-day set, and found no end to the elements that impressed. The Society put together a very strong bluegrass… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival 2014 August 03

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