Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

*the ones that weren’t bluegrass, blues, or ‘old stuff’ like compilations, reissues, and archival releases This is the second run at my list. The first is lost somewhere on my hard drive, obliterated by the Blue Screen of Death. Reassembling the list wasn’t terribly difficult (although I did decide to cut back from thirty to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots and Singer-Songwriter Albums of the Year 2018

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Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

It’s July 1. The year is half over and during the past six months some terrific music has been released. While I have heard my share of the roots music that has come out, I haven’t heard it all. I do have my favourites and that is what I share today: Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots… Continue reading Favourite Roots Albums of 2018, so far

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots & Bluegrass Albums since 2000

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

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David G. Smith- First Love review

David G. Smith First Love DavidGSmithMusic.com You need to check yourself sometimes. Maybe you are starting to slack off at work. Perhaps you are starting to imbibe just a little too frequently. You may notice you aren’t really engaged in your relationship, allowing the mundane to become routine. You recognize the issue, and because you… Continue reading David G. Smith- First Love review

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Mary Gauthier- Live at Blue Rock review

Mary Gauthier Live at Blue Rock  http://www.MaryGauthier.com/CD Baby/Latent Earlier this month came word that Mary Gauthier was in the studio recording a ‘live to tape’ album, one with the band carrying the load without an abundance of extra tools and gimmicks. Great news, that, and serves as impetus to get busy reflecting on her most… Continue reading Mary Gauthier- Live at Blue Rock review

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Roots Music Column- Kayla Luky review: Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, Dan Bern Red Deer dates

With the summer break totally messing with my normal publication schedule in the Red Deer Advocate, my Roots Music column has fallen by the wayside. Not intentially, I’m sure- just the nature of summer holidays I suppose. I’m posting this week’s (actually last week’s revised) column here in the hopes of spreading the word about… Continue reading Roots Music Column- Kayla Luky review: Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, Dan Bern Red Deer dates

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Mary Gauthier- The Foundling review

Welcome back to Fervor Coulee. In my Red Deer Advocate roots music column today (May 21, 2010) I advance the local happenings and review Mary Gauthier’s new one, The Foundling. Regular visitors to Fervor Coulee know I’ve been praising this one for several weeks, and now that it is on store shelves I hope my… Continue reading Mary Gauthier- The Foundling review

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