John McCutcheon- Leap! review

John McCutcheon Leap! Appalseed/FolkMusic.com I’ve told this story before. In 2011, due to in-law connections and good fortune, I was able to travel to Chicago from Red Deer for a Chicago Blackhawks game. I got to see Teemu Selanne play for the Ducks and Fernando Pissani the ‘Hawks, but the game itself is rather unmemorable.… Continue reading John McCutcheon- Leap! review

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John McCutcheon- Bucket List review

John McCutcheon Bucket List Appalseed FolkMusic.com I have long admired John McCutcheon, likely for as many different reasons as years. I love that he had the foresight to register http://www.FolkMusic.com as his website. Ballsy, that. I love that he could make fans (if only for an evening) of two Albertans who traveled to Chicago for… Continue reading John McCutcheon- Bucket List review

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Not Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

These twenty-ish albums DIDN’T make my Top 30 roots albums of the year; still, a mighty stout list, me believes. I could spend a very satisfying weekend listening to nothing but these albums. Links to the original reviews included. Bubbling Under- honourable mentions, in no particular order: Victor Wainwright & the Train- Memphis Loud Ashley… Continue reading Not Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020…so far

As the first half of 2020 comes to a close (and thank criminy for that) and inspired by Exclaim! magazine’s request that I participate in their ‘top albums of the year…so far’ project (shocker: none of my albums made their list, and I even eliminated the bluegrass albums because I knew there was no point),… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020…so far

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John McCutcheon- Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine review

John McCutcheonCabin Fever: Songs from the QuarantineAppalsongs FolkMusic.com One of my most extraordinary folk music experiences occurred in the spring of 2011 when I journeyed from Alberta to Chicago for a blustery weekend including attendance at a most memorable Old Town School of Folk Music concert. Ably aided by guest (and personal favourite) Tracy Grammar,… Continue reading John McCutcheon- Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine review

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John McCutcheon-Tracy Grammer, Old Town School of Folk

John McCutcheon & Tracy Grammer  Old Town School of Folk, Chicago- March 25, 2011 The Fates coordinated things quite nicely. While the result of the Blackhawks-Ducks game was not what I wanted (the Hawks lost), the game itself was quite good. Combine that with an unexpected whirlwind tour of the amazing Art Institute of Chicago,… Continue reading John McCutcheon-Tracy Grammer, Old Town School of Folk

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