Over at Fervor Coulee Twitter I am spending August exploring my music roots with Thirty-Two Albums That Shaped Me/Thirty-One Days Inspired by a summer of sorting (not that you would notice) and tidying (again, obvious only if you knew what it looked like before) I am going to try to explain my music journey in… Continue reading The Albums That Shaped Me, August 2018
I’ve been writing about music since 2000. Naturally, I’ve heard a lot of great music, have written about much of it, and have often put together a list of favourite roots and bluegrass albums of the year. And, I will do the same again this year. For perspective and to sprinkle some flavourful anticipation, here… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums since 2000
Made the drive south to see Rodney Crowell Trio in Red Deer last night; a most unusual experience. I’ve written a review for CST, and you can get to it by clicking on this link. Good show, no doubt: very good. And as someone who has repeatedly criticized the sound quality at The Hideout, things… Continue reading Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017
Things have been hopping in the Fervor Coulee Bunker. Several reviews have been posted at the usual sites. Darrell Scott has long been a personal favourite. His latest release is very impressive. My review is up at Country Standard Time. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=5983 Guy Clark passed this week, and I can’t add to the quality of tributes shared… Continue reading Recent Roots Americana Reviews
So, another quiet Friday evening in the Fervor Coulee bunker. I had about 50 minutes until Blue Bloods started and the PVR was pretty near empty. What to do? Read a book? Nah, let’s YouTube for Guy Clark. This is what I’ve watched for the last 50 minutes or thereabouts: Guy alone, Guy with Emmylou, Guy… Continue reading Killing time with Guy Clark
These types of lists are fairly self-indulgent, but most things we do seem to be. What the heck, then? I am fairly confident in my choices this year- I created lists as the months passed, and have considered well in excess of a hundred albums for placement. Here then are my favourite roots music albums… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013
Thanks to Nashvillehigh for posting some clips from last week’s Americana shindig. Guy still has it, as this piece proves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_qRInQEwzw&feature=relmfu My heart hurts more than a little listening, but I’m glad Guy is singing.