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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Raven and Red- We Rise Up review

Raven and Red We Rise Up Line Crossing Records http://www.RavenandRed.com Youthful, Raven and Red is a polished Nashville-based acoustic Americana trio. Featuring a pair of classically-trained, recent North Carolina university graduates, Brittany Lynn Jones (vocals, violin, and more) and Mitchell Lane (vocals and guitars), alongside a still-teenaged and high school attending mandolinist/vocalist in Cole King,… Continue reading Raven and Red- We Rise Up review

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Caroline Cotter- Home On The River review

Caroline Cotter Home On The River CarolineCotter.com Bridging the English folk music tradition with a contemporary Americana perspective, Caroline Cotter’s album, Home On the River, is a delightful surprise. Blessed with a beautiful ‘honeyed soprano’ voice, Cotter is a world traveller finding inspiration for her songs close to home.  Backed by Danish band The Sentimentals… Continue reading Caroline Cotter- Home On The River review

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The LYNNes- Heartbreak Song for the Radio review

The LYNNes Heartbreak Song for the Radio http://www.TheLynnes.com Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles, the two well-established Ottawa singers and songwriters who meld their names as The LYNNes, need no introduction to those familiar with the Canadian folk scene. For the rest: Lynn Miles has been a force within the Canadian music industry, recording more than… Continue reading The LYNNes- Heartbreak Song for the Radio review

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Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire Busted Flat Records Every province, state, city, and area has them—the singer or guitar player that everyone loves and respects, but who strikes a collective shoulder-shrug outside their home range. Pay attention, then. I had never heard of Lynn Jackson before encountering the previous Songs of Rain, Snow, and Remembering… Continue reading Lynn Jackson Follow That Fire review

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Between the Cracks, Summer 2017: what have we missed? reviews

A selection of albums that have worked their way my direction these last few months. Americana of a variety of flavours. Railroad Earth– Captain Nowhere One recalls RRE as one of the first ‘big tent’ bands to be selectively-shunned by bluegrass festivals. Lost track of them somewhere around The Good Life (2004), but became reacquainted… Continue reading Between the Cracks, Summer 2017: what have we missed? reviews

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Jesse Waldman- Mansion Full of Ghosts review

Jesse Waldman Mansion Full of Ghosts JesseWaldmanMusic.com A music industry veteran with considerable soundtrack and live performance work behind him, Mansion Full of Ghosts is the debut album from Vancouver’s Jesse Waldman. There was a time about 15 or so years back when a friend and acquaintance produced scores of house concerts and cafe shows… Continue reading Jesse Waldman- Mansion Full of Ghosts review

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