The Grascals Straighten the Curves Mountain Home Music Company The International Bluegrass Music Association handed out its awards this past week, and while I didn’t pay attention as the awards were handed out, as I typically would, I did take interest in the results. The first thing that grabbed my attention was that our (Alberta’s)… Continue reading The Grascals- Straighten the Curves review
The Grascals Before Breakfast Mountain Home Music Company The Grascals can be counted on to deliver, every eighteen months or so, another collection of mountain solid, formidable and smooth bluegrass. Over nine albums and one very fun EP, The Grascals have consistently been one of bluegrass music’s stellar outfits. While not everything they have ever… Continue reading The Grascals- Before Breakfast review
Here is my list of Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016. Of course, your kilometreage will vary: I once received a perplexing, cranky email from the father of a fairly prominent bluegrasser whose album I didn’t include on such a list several years ago. For those such inclined, I repeat—these are my favourite bluegrass albums of the… Continue reading Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass (and eventually I will cross-post here) I have meticulously and expertly (!) compiled my list of my favourite bluegrass album of the year 2016. Please realize, these are my favourite bluegrass albums meaning, a) your list may be different, b) I don’t pretend to know what is best, and c)… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2016
Kristin Scott Benson recently released a very fine bluegrass album, and I was asked to write about it for Country Standard Time. I have. But, prior to being asked to do that, I had written a blog entry over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass which looked at the three KSB albums as well as instrumental bluegrass… Continue reading Kristin Scott Benson- Stringworks review
Presented by Sonny and Roland: Banjo: Terry Baucom Kristin Scott Benson Ron Block J.D. Crowe Sammy Shelor Ron Stewart And the award goes to…a tie- Ron Stewart and Kristin Scott Benson.