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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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2018

Favourite, not best. I happen to consider them the best, but you certainly may feel different. One will notice no ‘big tent’ bluegrass on this list-the furthest afield I go is with my #1 album, which is still fair solid bluegrass. These are the albums I felt delivered in 2018. 1. The Travelin’ McCourys- The… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2018

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Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard- Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 review

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 Free Dirt Records Rare, archival material from the most important female duo in bluegrass history will always be welcomed. The contributions made by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard have long been acknowledged by people who have chosen to delve into their music… Continue reading Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard- Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 review

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The Albums That Shaped Me, August 2018

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

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The IBMA and Hazel Dickens

Earlier this month, Bluegrass Today featured a story that received-in my opinion-very little attention. I was flabbergasted. After taking several deep breaths, and giving it a good week to digest, I responded over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. [Inserted here] October 17, 2016 I know about three things. One, I will never not tear up listening to “Me… Continue reading The IBMA and Hazel Dickens

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Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands- The Hazel and Alice Sessions review

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands The Hazel and Alice Sessions Spruce and Maple Music I don’t remember exactly when I first heard Hazel Dickens. Odd that, because one can’t really listen to Hazel Dickens without knowing you’ve heard Hazel. Her voice is one that isn’t confused with anyone else’s; there is power in her… Continue reading Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands- The Hazel and Alice Sessions review

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Hazel Dickens to be remembered at the Grammys on Sunday

This just in from Ken Irwin, one of the founders of Rounder Records: “We have been told that Hazel Dickens will be included in the In Memoriam segment on the Grammys on Sunday. The Grammys have been in contact asking for a photograph to be used.” Well-deserved recognition, of course, and I now have two… Continue reading Hazel Dickens to be remembered at the Grammys on Sunday

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