Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

Steve Goodman Artistic Hair and Affordable Art Omnivore Recordings Jim Croce. Harry Chapin. Steve Goodman. Three singer-songwriters forever associated for any number of reasons, depending on personal connections. Omnivore expands and reissues two late career Goodman recordings this month. Essential offerings in that they serve as reminder—if such is needed—to the charm and ability of… Continue reading Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

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Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

Buck Owen and the Buckaroos The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 Omnivore Records Buck Owens scored somewhere around forty Top 10 Country Singles up to 1971; nineteen of those went to Number One. He was arguably the most successful country music artist during the 1960s, creating an industry built around his Bakersfield Sound. Most of the… Continue reading Buck Owens & the Buckaroos- The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971-1975 review

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Johnny Shines- The Blues Came Falling Down review

Johnny Shines The Blues Came Falling Down Omnivore Records This may be the best blues album I’ve heard so far in 2019. It was recorded when I was nine years old. A contemporary of Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell, Johnny Shines garnered his limited fame as the folk and blues revival of the 60s… Continue reading Johnny Shines- The Blues Came Falling Down review

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Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings review

Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings Omnivore Recordings I’ve often said, everything I know about Christianity I’ve learned through bluegrass music. I’m stretching things, but it is a fairly good line. This is true: everything I’ve learned about Rastafarianism, I’ve learned from reggae. You won’t frequently find reggae reviewed here at Fervor Coulee. It isn’t a music… Continue reading Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings review

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The Long Ryders- Psychedelic Country Soul review

I am proud of this piece of writing. I don’t say that often. From Exclaim!, my review of The Long Ryders’ ‘comeback’ album: https://exclaim.ca/music/article/the_long_ryders-psychedelic_country_soul Glad to give a terrific album a national review! (Review based on supplied download.) ********** I’ve been a fan of the band for a long time, but not as long as… Continue reading The Long Ryders- Psychedelic Country Soul review

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