Not Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

These twenty-ish albums DIDN’T make my Top 30 roots albums of the year; still, a mighty stout list, me believes. I could spend a very satisfying weekend listening to nothing but these albums. Links to the original reviews included. Bubbling Under- honourable mentions, in no particular order: Victor Wainwright & the Train- Memphis Loud Ashley… Continue reading Not Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2020

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2020

This year I decided to limit my Favourite Bluegrass Albums of the Year to ten titles; not only is that a manageable number, it was a place where I noticed a natural break between albums I listened to repeatedly and those that I quite enjoyed but didn’t return to after reviewing. The following didn’t make… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2020

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Phil Leadbetter & the All Stars of Bluegrass- Swing for the Fences review

Phil Leadbetter has been, since about 2003, one of my favourite people in bluegrass. He is just a nice guy. His new album, with the late Steve Gulley, Alan Bibey, Robert Hale, and Jason Burleson, is stout. My review at Country Standard Time: https://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=7242

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Recent Roots Writing

I haven’t done a great deal of writing during the past month, but I have placed a few pieces recently. I posted my review of Phil Leadbetter’s new album The Next Move over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. With a bluegrass heart at the core of the album, Leadbetter and his many collaborators have created a… Continue reading Recent Roots Writing

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Uncle Phil Leadbetter Benefit April 1 in Bristol, TN

I hope the man who wrote the following post (James Gabehart) doesn’t mind me simply pasting it below- just trying to spread the word about an event this coming weekend. Uncle Phil is one of the good guys, and it is wonderful to see the bluegrass community coming together to support him and his family even… Continue reading Uncle Phil Leadbetter Benefit April 1 in Bristol, TN

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Five More Songs for the Bill Monroe Centennial

Over at the Fervor Coulee Bluegrass blog, I’ve posted my next five (actually six) songs to help readers do some listening to celebrate the upcoming Bill Monroe Centennial. Visit http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=792 to read the piece. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald

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