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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Gold…In A Way- The Circuit Riders- Let the Ride Begin

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted a new edition of Gold…In A Way, my once-in-a-long-while, but-still-semi-regular feature that takes a look back at an album I enjoyed at some point in the past twenty years. Today, while doing some research on early-80s bluegrass bands, I came across The Circuit Riders’ album Let the Ride… Continue reading Gold…In A Way- The Circuit Riders- Let the Ride Begin

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Gold…In A Way- David Parmley & Continental Divide: Three Silver Dollars

Gold…In A Way is an opportunity for me to occasionally re-examine a bluegrass album that I believe deserves a second listen. This time out I look at David Parmley & Continental Divide’s 2009 album Three Silver Dollars. Featuring a title cut from Tom T. Hall and outstanding playing from Parmley, Dale Perry, Ron Spears, Ron… Continue reading Gold…In A Way- David Parmley & Continental Divide: Three Silver Dollars

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Town Mountain- Leave the Bottle review

My review of Town Mountain’s brand new album Leave the Bottle has been posted to the Lonesome Road Review. A very promising album and group, I believe. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee. Donald Town Mountain Leave the Bottle Pinecastle Records 3.5 stars (out of 5) By Donald Teplyske Town Mountain release their fourth album, and… Continue reading Town Mountain- Leave the Bottle review

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23 String Band and Nu-Blu reviews posted

Talk about black and white. Two very different types of bluegrass are represented by The 23 String Band and Nu-Blu, and my reviews of each band’s new release have been posted over at the Lonesome Road Review. The edges of bluegrass and jamgrass meet at The 23 String Band while Nu-Blu takes a more smooth, overtly “commercial” approach.… Continue reading 23 String Band and Nu-Blu reviews posted

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Pinecastle Records 1990-2010

I guess I should have seen this one coming. Pinecastle Records have announced that they will cease business as of February 1. Cort Riggs released a statement to The Bluegrass Blog stating: ” Given recent events related to my father’s health and the current business environment, we find it necessary to cease operation of Pinecastle… Continue reading Pinecastle Records 1990-2010

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Dixie Bee-Liners & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews

I’ve just submitted two new reviews to Aaron at the Lonesome Road Review, a nice little site with some very good writing. Susanville, the new one from the Dixie Bee-Liners and Deep in the Shade from the Steep Canyon Rangers are the two albums I consider. Steep Canyon Rangers Deep In The Shade Rebel Records… Continue reading Dixie Bee-Liners & Steep Canyon Rangers reviews

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