Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017

Made the drive south to see Rodney Crowell Trio in Red Deer last night; a most unusual experience. I’ve written a review for CST, and you can get to it by clicking on this link. Good show, no doubt: very good. And as someone who has repeatedly criticized the sound quality at The Hideout, things… Continue reading Rodney Crowell Trio, Red Deer August 16, 2017

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Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival, 2017

It isn’t often you get to reinvent yourself after 31 years, but that is what Blueberry Bluegrass needed and was able to achieve during their 2017 event, August 4-6.  Held in Stony Plain, Alberta, the Society celebrated their 32nd edition by pulling out all the stops to even hold the event. The current organizing committee… Continue reading Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Society Festival, 2017

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2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, part 2

I am really missing the IBMA live stream: all the asides and quips, and especially the various “thanks” that are offered—you can learn a lot about a person by the way they accept an award. The ‘in memory’ segment is something for which I have great respect. Also, I regret not being able to hear… Continue reading 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, part 2

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2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards

Most years I live blog about the awards as they occur, but this year I am having to rely on Twitter, and specifically @StacyChandler for information as they are not streaming the awards this year. I am sure there is a reason for this, a good one, but it is disappointing. Therefore, I will only… Continue reading 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards

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