Each year since 2000, I have been pleased to consider the finest roots music as part of this journey I’ve been on as a reviewer of CDs (then) and (generically now to include downloads and vinyl) albums. It has been a lot of work over the years, and my passion for roots music has only… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums, 2021
Alan Bibey & Grasstowne- Hitchhiking to California review
Alan Bibey & Grasstowne Hitchhiking to California BillyBlueRecords.com What is bluegrass? It has gotta have that drive, whether coming from the big stand-up bass or the flat-top, rhythm guitar. Bluegrass has that wonderful sound of the mandolin, notes trilling and the chop, well, chopping. 5-string banjo needs to weave in and around that melody, the… Continue reading Alan Bibey & Grasstowne- Hitchhiking to California review
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
Grasstowne in Red Deer, March 20
Grasstowne made their way to Alberta on Thursday for a series of shows this weekend, and kicked things off on Friday night with a terrific concert in Red Deer. While the vast majority of the bands we present are well received by our audience, Grasstowne was most definitely a highlight of our season and- at least according… Continue reading Grasstowne in Red Deer, March 20
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