This is it, the top ten. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee this year and the last…whatever it has been- fifteen years? 2019 saw more visitors to Fervor Coulee than ever before, increasing 25% over the previous year. Hopefully that means you are finding roots music opinions of value- we are far from the biggest roots… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#10-#1, pt. 5/5)
I’ve been writing about music since 2000. Naturally, I’ve heard a lot of great music, have written about much of it, and have often put together a list of favourite roots and bluegrass albums of the year. And, I will do the same again this year. For perspective and to sprinkle some flavourful anticipation, here… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums since 2000
At the end of each year, writers and broadcasters get to indulge themselves and—one hopes—their readers and listeners with their judgements on the year past. I’ve spent substantial time reviewing the roots/Americana/whatever you want to call them, if they are on the No Depression list I might have considered them, and even if they aren’t… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016
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
Rose Cousins We Have Made a Spark Outside Music This coming week sees the release of Halifax-based Rose Cousin’s third album We Have Made a Spark. While exploring similar sounds to her previous releases, this outstanding recording serves as a considerable forward step for the dual 2011 East Coast music Award winner (Songwriter and Solo… Continue reading Rose Cousins- We Have Made a Spark review
Typically, I don’t like exclamation marks; they seem a little obvious, to me. Like dying your hair green or getting a ‘mohawk’. They scream, Look at me! Okay, so I still use them, probably more often than I should. Barnstar! is the bluegrass project of one of my favourite singer-songwriters, Mark Erelli, and a bunch… Continue reading Barnstar!- C’Mon!
Mark Erelli just released a new album entitled Little Vigils. On his website this month he wrote an impassioned piece on the importance of the journey in music discovery. He asks the question, “When you can find an answer (though it may not be correct) to any question with a simple web search or hear nearly everything… Continue reading Mark Erelli- Making Sense, Again