Recent roots reviews posted elsewhere

Last month, a handful of reviews were posted over at Country Standard Time. Angela Easterling released a really strong country album. Old-timey folkster Old Man Luedecke dropped another exceptional album a few months ago. Antique Persuasion is a(nother) tribute to the Carter Family, one that brings those old sounds into a modern setting while maintaining… Continue reading Recent roots reviews posted elsewhere

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Barnstar!- Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! review

I like me some Barnstar! Had I not fallen under Mark Erelli’s spell seven or eight years ago, I might never have heard of this part-time bluegrass outfit. Based out of the Boston area (kinda), they don’t garner airplay of Sirius and Bluegrass Junction (as far as I know,) they haven’t found themselves on the cover… Continue reading Barnstar!- Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! review

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Pharis & Jason Romero- A Wanderer I’ll Stay review

2015 is not yet half done and we’ve had no shortage of amazing albums come our way. Simply the latest comes from small town British Columbia and the husband and wife duo Pharis and Jason Romero. Wonderful material, unvarnished voices, and instrumental compatibility infused with the warmth of the past, their third album is a… Continue reading Pharis & Jason Romero- A Wanderer I’ll Stay review

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Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys- Ionia review

A darned good little album from a group recently relocated to Nashville and named as International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase artists for the upcoming trade show and musical celebration in Raleigh this autumn. I am not overly familiar with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, but watched a live show on the YouTube and found them… Continue reading Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys- Ionia review

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The Foghorn Stringband- Devil In The Seat review

I love this band. Unfortunately, I’ve never encountered them live, but am confident they would be a blast: I am most likely now too old to keep up with them anyway. Another great album of¬†invigorating old-time from The Foghorn Stringband. The review is posted over at the Lonesome Road Review. Thanks for keeping up with… Continue reading The Foghorn Stringband- Devil In The Seat review

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Kelsey Waldon- The Goldmine review

Still a few reviews in the pipeline, but this one was published this week over at the Lonesome Road Review. I very much enjoyed this album- one of the best I’ve heard this year-¬†and am pleased with the way the review turned out. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald Kelsey Waldon The Goldmine Self-released By… Continue reading Kelsey Waldon- The Goldmine review

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

My review of the recent DLQ album In Session has been posted at Lonesome Road Review. Released on Mountain Home, it is a return to the quality of music I once expected from DLQ; after a handful of disappointing releases, this one can be highly recommended. Questionable album cover. As always, I thank you for… Continue reading Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

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The Gibson Brothers- Brotherhood review

I appreciate each and every PR and label rep, band member, manager, and spouse who is willing to take the time to send me a real, live compact disc to review. In these days of shrinking budgets and miniscule margins, I truly am thankful that some folks still see the value of servicing independent writers… Continue reading The Gibson Brothers- Brotherhood review

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Mac Wiseman- Songs From My Mother’s Hand review

My review of Mac Wiseman’s recent album, Songs From My Mother’s Hand, is linked through to the Lonesome Road Review right about HERE. Pretty special. As I grow older, the more I appreciate Wiseman’s understated approach to song interpretation; I still don’t enjoy the album he did with John Prine several years ago, but that’s… Continue reading Mac Wiseman- Songs From My Mother’s Hand review

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Annie Lou, Tried and True, and some bluegrass gifts for you…

My review of Annie Lou’s excellent new album Tried and True, has been posted to the Lonesome Road Review. A little old-time, a bit of bluegrass, some folk, and a whole lot of energy- a darned good album, I do believe. Also posted, this time at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, is my ‘gift’ of five song… Continue reading Annie Lou, Tried and True, and some bluegrass gifts for you…

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