Gold…In A Way- James King “Thirty Years of Farming”

  One of my favourite parts of writing about bluegrass music is occasionally looking back at the great music I’ve had the pleasure of encountering, and giving it another listen with the ears of time. Gold In A Way is how I do it, and I’ve posted another one at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. It is about James… Continue reading Gold…In A Way- James King “Thirty Years of Farming”

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Recent Roots Americana Reviews

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

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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

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James King- Three Chords and the Truth

My review of James King’s wonderful bluegrass album- like he could make any other kind!- Three Chords and the Truth– has been posted to the Fervor Coulee Bluegrass blog over at Country Standard Time. It is a good ‘un, and I hope I’ve made a persuasive argument for it to receive more than passing consideration… Continue reading James King- Three Chords and the Truth

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013

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

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The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #12

No excuses for not posting since November. Sigh. While driving home from work today, I realized we’re twelve days away from Christmas. And that brought to mind a way to get some posts written this month, since it isn’t happening any other way. I haven’t thought this out- I know where I’m starting and I’m… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #12

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