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

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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

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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

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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

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Link to Tom T. Hall, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace Interview

In a  transcript of a new American Songwriter interview with the principals behind the I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records) project, Peter Cooper states: “Nothing’s wrong with modern country music if we choose to call what Elizabeth Cook and Tim Carroll are doing country music—which it is. It just gets lumped… Continue reading Link to Tom T. Hall, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace Interview

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Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow

Regular readers of Fervor Coulee understand that I have a bit of a musical man-crush going on for Peter Cooper and Eric Brace. The Nashville-based writers and singers have released a string of unbelievably wonderful recordings on their Red Beet label. The latest is a tribute to a Tom T. Hall album from 1974; a… Continue reading Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow

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