Fred Eaglesmith- Standard review

Fred Eaglesmith has been around the Americana/roots/Canadiana music world for almost 40 years. His first album was released in 1980, and since then he has unleashed more than 20 albums (including live sets) to a devoted following, but hasn’t ‘quite’ broke through to the threshold of household name; for perspective, Lucinda Williams’ folk/blues cover set… Continue reading Fred Eaglesmith- Standard review

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Fred Eaglesmith 6 Volts Review- updated

The (brief) version of my review of Fred Eaglesmith’s new album 6 Volts has been posted at Country Standard Time. For those of you who are not familiar with Ontarian Fred Eaglesmith, it is high time you become so; in my opinion, no one- not Buddy Miller, not Jim Lauderdale, not Alejandro Escovedo- has produced as… Continue reading Fred Eaglesmith 6 Volts Review- updated

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The Steel Wheels- Live in Red Deer February 9, 2012

With the demise of Waskasoo Bluegrass, many of us in the Central Alberta region have been missing stringband music this season. We’re in for a treat February 9 as the energetic The Steel Wheels, a quartet with their roots in the fertile bluegrass and old-time music scene of Virginia, visit The Hideout February 9; despite the… Continue reading The Steel Wheels- Live in Red Deer February 9, 2012

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Roots Music Column- Kayla Luky review: Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, Dan Bern Red Deer dates

With the summer break totally messing with my normal publication schedule in the Red Deer Advocate, my Roots Music column has fallen by the wayside. Not intentially, I’m sure- just the nature of summer holidays I suppose. I’m posting this week’s (actually last week’s revised) column here in the hopes of spreading the word about… Continue reading Roots Music Column- Kayla Luky review: Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, Dan Bern Red Deer dates

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Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

To quote Stompin’ Tom Connors, it’s Canada Day up Canada way, and in honour of our great Canadian celebration- marked traditionally by hailstorms, watching the NHL Free Agent Frenzy on TSN, and mega-sleep-ins to recover from a school year (6 PM last evening until 7:45 this morning, a personal best perhaps)- I thought I would… Continue reading Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- June 21, 2010

Fred Eaglesmith- Cha Cha Cha Reviewed here: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=4463 With every listen, this album reveals a bit more. And what it reveals, is good. Fred Eaglesmith- Milly’s Café, 50 Odd Dollars, Dusty I listened to these the other night while prepping my Cha Cha Cha piece. Dusty shocked me. I thought I disliked the album, and… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- June 21, 2010

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Fred Eaglesmith on Letterman

While it didn’t change the course of network television, it may well change the course of Fred’s career. Looking like a secondary character from Carnivàle, Fred’s highly publicized appearance on Letterman Friday night, June 18 (recorded the previous Monday) went off without an apparent hitch. Performing “Careless” from Cha Cha Cha with the full assemblage… Continue reading Fred Eaglesmith on Letterman

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