I’ve been writing about roots music for 20 years, and have been assembling self-indulgent ‘favourite roots albums of the year’ lists for most of that time. While always a pleasant challenge, this year’s list was the most difficult for me to assemble. COVID-19 kept me even more tied to my remote music world this year,… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020
This past week, Edmonton folks have been reflecting on a memorable show that occurred 20 years or so back featuring a band that is big now- Radiohead, Coldplay…someone like that. Doesn’t matter. Last night at The Almanac 150 or thereabouts were fortunate to capture something equally memorable, the return of Mike Plume to the burgh… Continue reading Mike Plume- Edmonton, March 24 2016
These types of lists are fairly self-indulgent, but most things we do seem to be. What the heck, then? I am fairly confident in my choices this year- I created lists as the months passed, and have considered well in excess of a hundred albums for placement. Here then are my favourite roots music albums… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013
Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted a piece including my reflections on some of the finest albums to be released these last couple months. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=978 will get you there. Let’s see: I touch on albums released by Alan Jackson, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Si Kahn, Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman,… Continue reading The Best of Bluegrass, Autumn 2013
Everyone’s favourite steel-belted troubadour, Alberta’s Mike Plume has recorded a fabulous little song with video in honour of Stompin’ Tom. See it at Mike’s site.
To quote Stompin’ Tom Connors, it’s Canada Day up Canada way, and in honour of our great Canadian celebration- marked traditionally by hailstorms, watching the NHL Free Agent Frenzy on TSN, and mega-sleep-ins to recover from a school year (6 PM last evening until 7:45 this morning, a personal best perhaps)- I thought I would… Continue reading Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011