Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

A singer-songwriter named Eric Burton sings, “I’m living through these songs.” Reading Peter Cooper’s Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride, this lyric from “Guy Clark” came to mind more than once. Country music is as much about the connection the listener makes with the singer and songs as it is about the lyrics or melody of… Continue reading Peter Cooper- Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride book review

Rate this:

Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz- Riverland review

Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, and Thomm Jutz Riverland Red Beet Records I’ve seen the Mississippi only once. One Christmas season, the year Kristy MacColl passed, we found ourselves in New Orleans for a couple days straddling an ill-fated Caribbean cruise with the in-laws. The weather for most of the cruise was unpleasant, but the couple,… Continue reading Eric Brace, Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz- Riverland review

Rate this:

Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

Mac Wiseman I Sang The Song Mountain Fever Records With all due respect to the folks who have released excellent bluegrass and country albums this year, and those who will undoubtedly do so in the coming months, we have our 2017 Americana/Roots album of the year. An incredible undertaking by Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz,… Continue reading Mac Wiseman & Various Artists- I Sang the Song review

Rate this:

Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

At the end of each year, writers and broadcasters get to indulge themselves and—one hopes—their readers and listeners with their judgements on the year past. I’ve spent substantial time reviewing the roots/Americana/whatever you want to call them, if they are on the No Depression list I might have considered them, and even if they aren’t… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

Rate this:

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper- C & O Canal review

 I suspect that I would enjoy passing time about a round table with a cool beverage in my hand in the company of either Eric Brace or Peter Cooper. Two of my favourite musicians, songwriters, and wordsmiths, Cooper and Brace have released a strong slate of albums over the past decade. C & O Canal,… Continue reading Eric Brace & Peter Cooper- C & O Canal review

Rate this:

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper- The Comeback Album

One of my great failings as a writer is that I am not talented enough to blow smoke up the arses of every performer I review, all the while simultaneously saying absolutely nothing about the music and seeming intellectually gifted. At least, that is the feeling I acquired shortly after starting this intermittently successful gig… Continue reading Eric Brace & Peter Cooper- The Comeback Album

Rate this:

The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #2

Just a couple of days to Christmas, and my series of Roots Songs of Christmas is coming to a close. There are so many songs and performances I wish I could have included, and- rather than having a non-roots song of Christmas today- I will provide links to some of these down below. I had… Continue reading The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #2

Rate this: