O Brother, Ralph Stanley, & Dolly Parton reviews

More roots review from the extensive if not valued Fervor Coulee Archive: Various Artists O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack Mercury Universal (2000) Musical luminaries diverse as John Hartford, Norman Blake, Dan Tyminski, and the Fairfield Four came together to record the music for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, providing stellar performances of… Continue reading O Brother, Ralph Stanley, & Dolly Parton reviews

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Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review

Balsam Range It’s Christmas Time Mountain Home Music Company Considering I’ve yet to experience the group in concert, I would still place Balsam Range on my list of contemporary ‘top ten’ bluegrass bands. I’ve written about them several times (Here, here,  here, here, and again here) and I am certain they have never disappointed me… Continue reading Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review

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Dale Ann Bradley- Self-titled review

Dale Ann Bradley Dale Ann Bradley Pinecastle Records From its beautifully framed cover illustration through each note within its 36-minute running time, Dale Ann Bradley is an album to celebrate. Having written numerous reviews of Dale Ann Bradley’s albums over the past 15 years, I am no longer surprised by the quality the East Kentucky… Continue reading Dale Ann Bradley- Self-titled review

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Ralph Stanley & Friends- Man of Constant Sorrow review

I’ve been to Starbucks many, many times. I’ve always felt the best thing about the stores was the CDs they had on offer. Now I hear they are going out of the music business. I’ve been to Cracker Barrel once. I know the best thing about the restaurant is the CDs they have on offer.… Continue reading Ralph Stanley & Friends- Man of Constant Sorrow review

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Review: Dolly Parton, Town Mountain, Lewis & Kallick, Ralph Stanley

A few reviews have been posted over at the Lonesome Road Review. Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick’s tribute to Vern Williams and Ray Park is a stunning bluegrass collection. I was asked to submit a version of my Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II duets album of earlier this year. Rising bluegrass band Town Mountain… Continue reading Review: Dolly Parton, Town Mountain, Lewis & Kallick, Ralph Stanley

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Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II- Side By Side

A mini-review of the duo’s recent album, as well as a thought or two about how ‘more’ bluegrass and bluegrass information may be causing us to overlook what really matters. Here’s the link that will get you to the article over at Country Standard Time. Slow down this summer, and listen to this wonderful little album. As… Continue reading Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II- Side By Side

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Don Rigsby- Doctor’s Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley review

Jeff at Country Standard Time asked me to condense my review of Doctor’s Orders for use on the website, and I was pleased to do so. The (much) briefer more brief piece has been posted HERE. I like the freedom to write as much as I like here at Fervor Coulee and at Fervor Coulee… Continue reading Don Rigsby- Doctor’s Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley review

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