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 2012 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 (surprise, to me) guest (and personal… Continue reading John McCutcheon- Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine review

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Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

Steve Goodman Artistic Hair and Affordable Art Omnivore Recordings Jim Croce. Harry Chapin. Steve Goodman. Three singer-songwriters forever associated for any number of reasons, depending on personal connections. Omnivore expands and reissues two late career Goodman recordings this month. Essential offerings in that they serve as reminder—if such is needed—to the charm and ability of… Continue reading Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

*the ones that weren’t bluegrass, blues, or ‘old stuff’ like compilations, reissues, and archival releases This is the second run at my list. The first is lost somewhere on my hard drive, obliterated by the Blue Screen of Death. Reassembling the list wasn’t terribly difficult (although I did decide to cut back from thirty to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

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Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

Mac Wiseman I Sang The Song Mountain Fever Records With all due respect to the folks who have released excellent bluegrass and country albums this year, and those who will undoubtedly do so in the coming months, we have our 2017 Americana/Roots album of the year. An incredible undertaking by Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz,… Continue reading Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

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The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #3

The family is on their way over, so this one is going to be rushed- which is just as well as the song speaks for itself. There is a whole set of Christmas songs that are a bit acerbic in their delivery. While not spiritual or carols in any manner, they have become as much… Continue reading The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #3

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Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

My review was published at Lonesome Road Review. Various Artists Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine Oh Boy Records 4 stars (out of 5) In a world too full of tribute albums and cover projects, few distinguish themselves, seldom lingering beyond the cycle of stories and reviews encouraged by pressies and ad… Continue reading Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

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