The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #8

I knew nothing about Jacob Miller before deciding to feature his jovial “Wish You A Merry Christmas” as today’s Roots Song of Christmas. I was introduced to the track through the 2010 Putumayo set, World Christmas Party. My original review of the album can be found here and I would highly recommend it to all who are… Continue reading The12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #8

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Putumayo Presents Bluegrass Review

My review of the latest Putumayo project has been posted to Fervor Coulee Bluegrass. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=906 This review was a bit tough for me because I truly respect the Putumayo label and the legacy of excellence they have established. However, this latest compilation left me wanting. I realize it isn’t fair to review a project on what… Continue reading Putumayo Presents Bluegrass Review

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Putumayo Presents Acoustic Cafe

Various Artists  Acoustic Café Putumayo Records Attempting to define the singer-songwriter sound is a fool’s errand and fortunately on their latest release Putumayo makes no such claim. Rather they have gathered 11-tracks from names both familiar (The Waifs, Justin Townes Earle, Harry Manx) and less so (Trevor Hall, Jon and Roy, Fences) that share little… Continue reading Putumayo Presents Acoustic Cafe

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Roots music column, December 17, 2010

A Christmas focus this week in my Roots Music column. I had planned on reviewing 4 Christmas columns this weekend, but instead offered up the Ox review here at Fervor Coulee last weekend and the fourth album turned out to be so awful that I couldn’t even write about it. Kimmie Rhodes is always worth a… Continue reading Roots music column, December 17, 2010

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Sara Hickman, Les Copeland, and Tribute to a Reggae Legend

In today’s Red Deer Advocate Roots Music column, I advance the coming shows and review three very different (from each other, I mean) recent releases from Les Copeland, Putumayo, and Sara Hickman. As always, thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee and I hope you find something of interest. Best, Donald Roots Music Column, originally published September 3,… Continue reading Sara Hickman, Les Copeland, and Tribute to a Reggae Legend

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Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 12, 2010

I was on a brief vacation for most of this past week and my listening reflects what is on my mp3 player. It was lovely to be sitting in the Vancouver Island sun watching the waves lap the shoreline with bald eagles flying overhead while listening to Doc Watson and such. A nice, relaxing break.… Continue reading Walkin’ Talkin’ Dancin’ Singin’- July 12, 2010

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Various Artists- Putumayo Presents South Africa

Various Artists South Africa Putumayo As is the case with most Putumayo releases, South Africa– released just in time for World Cup festivities- brings diverse sounds into a harmonious blend, presenting a cross-section of music representative of a nation’s artistry. Miriam Makeba’s Orlando serves as the foundation of this wide-ranging examination of South African music.… Continue reading Various Artists- Putumayo Presents South Africa

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