Dave Richardson- Palms to Pines review

Dave Richardson  Palms to Pines DaveRichardsonFolk.com Dave Richardson is a singer-songwriter of the (mostly) folk variety who has released some interesting, understated music in recent years; his Carry Me Along of a few years ago was a Fervor Coulee favourite. As do most songwriters, Richardson writes and sings about connection. Whether the connection between elements… Continue reading Dave Richardson- Palms to Pines review

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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

A while back, Country Standard Time asked me to review Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest, Kings and Kings. I had previously bought the download of the album for my own enjoyment, so I was more familiar with it than I normally am with an album by the time came to write about it. It… Continue reading Blackie and the Rodeo Kings- Kings and Kings review

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Roots Song of the Week: Emma-Lee, What Would Tom Petty Do?

I was in the shower this morning… Now that that involuntary shudder has subsided, let me continue. I was in the shower this morning, and out of Radio 2 came this terrific little slice of fandom, power pop, and breezy lyrical play. Emma-Lee, a Toronto-based singer with whom I’ve only very passing familiarity (I have… Continue reading Roots Song of the Week: Emma-Lee, What Would Tom Petty Do?

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My Favourite Albums of the Aughts- Part Three of Four

As this project has continued, I’m finding that I’m writing and reflecting more about the albums. Maybe not a bad thing, but it takes up more space. As a result, I’ve adjusted the postings to include four parts. I’ll get the final five up tomorrow morning. Yesterday was the busiest day ever on Fervor Coulee,… Continue reading My Favourite Albums of the Aughts- Part Three of Four

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My Favourite Albums of the Aughts- Part One of Four

Like every other writer and blogger, I’ve been checking my lists twice and thrice as we close out the decade. The thing with these lists, at least when I make them, is they might look very different on a different day. And the positionings- once you get past the first dozen or two- can be fairly… Continue reading My Favourite Albums of the Aughts- Part One of Four

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Nick Lowe- Quietly Please…

Nick Lowe Quietly Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe YepRoc It is collections such as this recent two-disc set of Nick Lowe music that keep me going to music stores in the (usually) futile search for magic. While the selection at most area CD stores has continued to dwindle as DVDs and game system cartridges… Continue reading Nick Lowe- Quietly Please…

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