My review of Fightflyer’s debut album is up at Country Standard Time: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=6969 Quite enjoyable.
I have long been a fan of Gena Britt’s banjo-playing and singing. My review of her Pinecastle album Chronicle: Friends and Music has been published. Here is the link: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=6968
My review of Merle Monroe’s debut album has been posted to Country Standard Time. It is a great little album of unpretentious country-infused bluegrass. Here is the link: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=6967
Released in January, this brilliant little album only just made its way into my hands although I’ve been listening to the download for a month or so. Deanie Richardson needs little introduction. She has played with Dale Ann Bradley in both the New Coon Creek Girls and Sister Sadie, is a respected touring and recording… Continue reading Deanie Richardson- Love Hard Work Hard Play Hard review
Dale Ann Bradley The Hard Way Pinecastle Records The Hard Way is stronger than Dale Ann Bradley’s previous self-titled release, which was itself a stout collection of bluegrass. Bradley’s style has evolved over these last twenty-plus years. Over the course of ten solo albums, most edges have been smoothed from Bradley’s presentation. In their place… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- The Hard Way review
Two (delayed) reviews have been published at Country Standard Time: it seems to be taking longer to receive CD via the mail, despite the best efforts of PR and record company folks. I appreciate those industry members who continue to see value in servicing me with CDs for review consideration. Shawn Lane and Richard Bennett… Continue reading Shawn Lane/Richard Bennett & Carolina Blue reviews
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road True Grass Again Pinecastle Records When we last heard from venerable bluegrass vets Carolina Road, the Lorraine Jordan-led group was teaming with 70s and 80s country chart toppers including Eddy Raven, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Crystal Gayle, and John Anderson for a disc of ‘grassified, rearview-mirror country imaginings. The results… Continue reading Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road- True Grass Again review