Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

A bit more than a year ago, I became aware of a novel published the previous year. When I finally saw the book in a bookstore, three things immediately struck me: 1. There was a banjo on the cover, albeit of the dreaded six-string variety; 2. The novel was entitled Hang Down Your Head, a… Continue reading Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

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Murray McLauchlan- Human Writes

Murray McLauchlan Human Writes (True North) More than twenty-five years removed from radio hits, one could be forgiven for overlooking the first album in fifteen years from Murray McLauchlan. Forgiven, but not excused.  One of the true legends of Canadian folk and country music, McLauchlan still possesses ‘that’ voice- one  forgets how individual and distinct… Continue reading Murray McLauchlan- Human Writes

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Mountain View Music Festival Day 1- Lunch at Allen’s, Rembetika Hipsters impress

Just got home from the first evening of the Mountain View Music Festival and I’m feeling more than a little giddy. Regular readers of Fervor Coulee understand that I can be a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to music festivals: I dislike crowds; I become frustrated with wonky sound systems; I can do without… Continue reading Mountain View Music Festival Day 1- Lunch at Allen’s, Rembetika Hipsters impress

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