Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves- Hurricane Clarice review

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Hurricane Clarice  AllisonandTatiana.com FreeDirt.net Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves’ 2019 debut was a highlight of the year before Covid, and Hurricane Clarice emerges as we enter the sixth or seventh false reprieve of the global pandemic. Recorded under unique circumstances, this new album is as exciting, engaging, and… Continue reading Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves- Hurricane Clarice review

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Terry Klein- Good Luck, Take Care review

Terry Klein Good Luck Take Care TerryKleinMusic.com This month’s theme here at Fervor Coulee appears to be “Singer-Songwriters Not Previously Encountered.” Each have been wonderful—The Waymores, Dana Cooper, Dan Weber, Rob Heath, Jefferson Ross—and I will return to their music. But the artist I’ve been listening to most since mid-March has to be Terry Klein.… Continue reading Terry Klein- Good Luck, Take Care review

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Lynn Jackson- I Am Only The Moon review

Lynn Jackson I Am Only the Moon LynnJackson.net Select musical artists never disappoint. Kim Beggs. Maria Dunn. Pharis and Jason Romero. Ann Vriend. John Reischman. Those are just some of the western Canadians who fit the bill. Heading east to Ontario, one encounters Lynn Jackson. Never fails. I’ve written about Lynn Jackson’s albums several times,… Continue reading Lynn Jackson- I Am Only The Moon review

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Rob Heath- Biggest Moments review

Rob Heath Biggest Moments RobHeath.com Edmonton’s Rob Heath has been writing and performing for decades, but Biggest Moments is the first of his recordings to make its way to me. A troubadour, Heath has chosen to have Biggest Moments focus on the kindness humans can reveal to each other, a suitable theme in days when… Continue reading Rob Heath- Biggest Moments review

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Jefferson Ross- Southern Currency review

Jefferson Ross Southern Currency JeffersonRoss.com As much as we may despair the political and social decisions of the past (and in many places, currently being made) to undermine equity and justice, the southern United States hold interest because of its beauty, artistic culture including music, and resilience. Georgian Jefferson Ross partners with producer and guitarist… Continue reading Jefferson Ross- Southern Currency review

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Josie Bello- Resilience review

Josie Bello Resilience JosieBello.com Last summer, I was pleased to encounter Josie Bello’s previous album Have Purpose Live Long from 2020. I praised that recording, noting “Bello’s deep, resonant voice carries her melodies with presence and poise” within “personally universal” songs. Contemporary folk music, the type of Americana that is song-based and influenced as much… Continue reading Josie Bello- Resilience review

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Bruce T. Carroll- First Bird to Sing review

Every year I find that I’ve missed a few very strong albums that were sent to me for review but for whatever reason (excuse) I didn’t get to write about. So I try to rectify the situation buy writing a few capsule reviews before the previous year is too far in the rear view. 2021… Continue reading Bruce T. Carroll- First Bird to Sing review

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Ben Sures- The Story That Lived Here review

Ben Sures The Story That Lived Here It has been a decade since I last listened to a new Ben Sures album; my fault, not his. Gone to Bolivia was that album, and it was stellar; like each Ron Sexsmith album, it felt like the one that would elevate the Alberta-based folk singer to the… Continue reading Ben Sures- The Story That Lived Here review

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Nathan Bell- Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) review

Nathan Bell Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) NathanBellMusic.com Need to Know The most important Americana-roots album of 2021? Maybe. I don’t really know what more to say about Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here.) It is happening there. And it is happening here. The fascists—especially those who don’t… Continue reading Nathan Bell- Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn’t Happen Here) review

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