Craig Moreau- The Daredevil Kid review

Craig Moreau The Daredevil Kid http://www.CraigMoreau.com Calgarian Craig Moreau recently unleashed an incredible album of modern country music that actually earns that designation. (And no, I’m not going to go off on another old-codger rant about what passes as ‘country’ today.) Progressive enough certainly to find favour within the wide-open Americana field, The Daredevil Kid… Continue reading Craig Moreau- The Daredevil Kid review

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The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #4

Tonight’s Roots Song of Christmas takes us to Texas; for me to have gone this long without some mention of  Texas singer-songwriters is a feat. Songbird Kimmie Rhodes has been recording rich, original Americana for a couple decades, and during that time, the Austin-based songwriter has used her impressive mastery of words and melody to… Continue reading The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #4

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Kimmie Rhodes- Dreams of Flying

Kimmie Rhodes Dreams of Flying Sunbird I’ve been listening to Kimmie Rhodes for many years more than I have Eliza Gilkyson. I first encountered her as the proverbial rose among thorns in a mid-90s Austin City Limits program where she appeared with Waylon, Willie, Billy Joe, and Kris; to hold her own in such considered… Continue reading Kimmie Rhodes- Dreams of Flying

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Roots music column, December 17, 2010

A Christmas focus this week in my Roots Music column. I had planned on reviewing 4 Christmas columns this weekend, but instead offered up the Ox review here at Fervor Coulee last weekend and the fourth album turned out to be so awful that I couldn’t even write about it. Kimmie Rhodes is always worth a… Continue reading Roots music column, December 17, 2010

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Kimmie Rhodes- Walls Fall Down

Kimmie Rhodes Walls Fall Down Sunbird   Kimmie Rhodes, the perpetually pleasant Texas songwriter, returns with another finely crafted collection of understated songs and vocal treats that will find favour with the folk festival crowd.   One of the most interesting vocalists within the Americana genre, Rhodes’s latest release is comprised of twelve songs, the… Continue reading Kimmie Rhodes- Walls Fall Down

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