The Albums That Shaped Me, August 2018

Over at Fervor Coulee Twitter  I am spending August exploring my music roots with Thirty-Two Albums That Shaped Me/Thirty-One Days Inspired by a summer of sorting (not that you would notice) and tidying (again, obvious only if you knew what it looked like before) I am going to try to explain my music journey in… Continue reading The Albums That Shaped Me, August 2018

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Curly Seckler, Don Reno, & Bobby Smith- vintage digital reviews

Have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate Curly Seckler? How about Marty? Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I provide capsule reviews of three recent CMH digital bluegrass reissues- Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass’ Take A Little Time, Don Reno & the Tennessee Cut-Ups’ 30th Anniversary Album, and Bobby Smith & the Boys From Shiloh’s Smokin’ Bluegrass. … Continue reading Curly Seckler, Don Reno, & Bobby Smith- vintage digital reviews

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Curly Seckler, a bluegrass legend, remembered

I don’t know when I first fully noticed Curly Seckler, but it may have been early in 2005 when he quipped, “Come here, you money-making thing!” to kick-off his penultimate album, Down In Caroline. I had, of course, heard Curly Seckler prior to that. As a keen listener of bluegrass for more than a dozen… Continue reading Curly Seckler, a bluegrass legend, remembered

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Marty Stuart- Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down review

Marty Stuart Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down Sugar Hill For a few years during the early nineties, Marty Stuart was a prominent fixture of New Country. By then a veteran of 20-plus years in the business- first as a bluegrass sideman with Lester Flatt and Curly Seckler, then as part of Johnny Cash’s… Continue reading Marty Stuart- Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down review

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Oct 3-4, 2009

After years of searching, I’ve found my people. And they were all with me at the Star Stage at the 9th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Saturday afternoon. I’m still not sure exactly how it happened, but my wife agreed a weekend getaway to San Francisco, a couple… Continue reading Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Oct 3-4, 2009

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