Andy Statman- Monroe Bus review

Andy Statman Monroe Bus Shefa Records …it became clear to me how the music one plays and writes is a reflection of the life a person lives.                    -Andy Statman, liner notes to Monroe Bus Indeed. Andy Statman has had quite the journey. Raised in Queens in a family of musicians, cantors, and composers, Statman’s… Continue reading Andy Statman- Monroe Bus review

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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper- On Down the Line review

My review of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper’s brand new Compass Records album has been posted over at Country Standard Time. Without looking, name the members of Flamekeeper. Your response to this request may reveal how you approach the Compass Records debut of Michael Cleveland’s band. If you thought, “Doesn’t matter; it is Cleveland that matters”… Continue reading Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper- On Down the Line review

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Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

A bit late but understandable being how busy editor Aaron Keith Harris is, today brings the release of the Lonesome Road Review’s top 10 bluegrass albums of the past year. I’m pleased to see that Aaron and my LRR colleague Larry Stephens agreed with me in several places, quite likely more than I expected, and… Continue reading Lonesome Road Review’s Top 10 Bluegrass Albums of 2011

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IBMA Awards 2011- the second segment begins

7:00- Colby Kilby and Clair Lynch to present the next award. INSTRUMENTAL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR “Goin’ Up Dry Branch,” Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (artists), Buddy Spicher & Jimmy Martin (songwriters), Jeff White & Michael Cleveland (producers), Rounder Records (label) “Ground Speed;” Rural Rhythm All-Stars: Sammy Shelor, Carl Jackson, Brandon Rickman, Wayne Benson, Mike… Continue reading IBMA Awards 2011- the second segment begins

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Flamekeeper…and out!

http://www.thebluegrassblog.com/flamekeeper-flameout/ The Bluegrass Blog has the story today that the majority of Flamekeeper members have parted ways with bandleader Michael Cleveland. Had only this news broken yesterday…my review of Fired Up  wouldn’t be out of date a day later. I’m surprised this happened so abruptly given the history Cleveland has with Jesse Brock and Tom Adams… Continue reading Flamekeeper…and out!

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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper- Fired Up

My long-delayed review of Fired Up has been posted at the Lonesome Road Review. The review is long-delayed simply because I know how to procrastinate. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Fired Up Rounder Records 4.5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske Crafted by one of the most impressive and… Continue reading Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper- Fired Up

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Dale Ann Bradley news

I love Dale Ann Bradley’s music, and the fact that she is one of the nicest people within the world of bluegrass makes one want to do even more to promote word of her excellent bluegrass music. She recently appeared here in Red Deer, and the show- presented by the Waskasoo Bluegrass Music Society- was… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley news

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