Grover Anderson Is The Frontman- review

Grover AndersonThe FrontmanGroverAnderson.com As I write, The Frontman is playing in my office, rain cascading down the window panes as a gray, spring storm holds steady. I am surrounded by the sounds of a school building slowly coming back to life, but the intensity of the recording holds me from tasks this early morning. I… Continue reading Grover Anderson Is The Frontman- review

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Reed Foehl- Lucky Enough review

Reed Foehl Lucky EnoughGreen Mountain Records http://www.reedfoehlmusic.com Reed Foehl has some kinda fans. A band of them. A Band of Heathens. I am not privy to the particulars of the genesis of this project, but I’m imagining that somewhere along the way—four previous albums, countless gigs, dozens of songs—Reed Foehl greatly impressed The Band of… Continue reading Reed Foehl- Lucky Enough review

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Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

Suzanne Jarvie In The Clear Wolf Island Records SuzanneJarvie.com A very impressive recording, In The Clear is the second album from Toronto’s Suzanne Jarvie. Mining personal traumas and challenges for inspiration (and, perhaps, restorative healing), and filtering these through interests in literature, parables, and creative wonderings, Jarvie has created a lyrically dense collection of songs… Continue reading Suzanne Jarvie- In The Clear review

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Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Roots Albums of 2018

Throughout December I have been posting a series of columns reflecting on the year-in-roots-music past. I hope you have been inspired to locate albums that had passed you by, and are enjoying what I have recommended. Readership at Fervor Coulee has steadily increased the last three years with growth of 10% and 20% the previous… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Ten Favourite Roots Albums of 2018

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Roland White & Appleseed Recordings reviews

Over at Country Standard Time, two of my reviews have been published. Roland White (& Friends) latest is a star-studded tribute to his legendary bluegrass group The Kentucky Colonels. Meanwhile, Appleseed Recordings celebrates their 21st anniversary with a three-disc set featuring several previously unreleased cuts by Fervor Coulee faves John Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom… Continue reading Roland White & Appleseed Recordings reviews

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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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Nancy Cassidy- River’s Rising review

Nancy Cassidy River’s Rising NancyCassidyMusic It is hard to write about music: I prove that with every review. Sometimes the right words just don’t come, even when you are attempting to write about a project you quite like. I am fortunate to receive unsolicited CDs in the mail: I know how tight PR budgets are,… Continue reading Nancy Cassidy- River’s Rising review

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