Band of Ruhks- Authentic review

Band of Ruhks Authentic Rebel Records If you broke faith with the Band of Ruhks boys, you may wish to investigate their new album and give them a second chance. Bluegrass groups come and go. It is one of the accepted expectations of the business. Here’s another one: partnerships can always be rekindled. Around thirty… Continue reading Band of Ruhks- Authentic review

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Larry Sparks- New Moon Over My Shoulder review

Larry Sparks New Moon Over My Shoulder Rebel Records LarrySparks.com One doesn’t come to a new recording from Larry Sparks expecting a radical departure: he does what he does, and he does it very well. Always has, and hopefully always will. New Moon Over My Shoulder represents a celebration of Sparks’ 50th anniversary leading his… Continue reading Larry Sparks- New Moon Over My Shoulder review

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Big Country Bluegrass- Mountains, Mamas and Memories review

Big Country Bluegrass Mountains, Mamas and Memories Rebel Records Big Country Bluegrass is one of the finest unheralded bluegrass groups working today. You won’t find their names—collectively or individually—on the final IBMA nomination lists, and they don’t command appearances on late-night talk shows, but their presentation of roots and hollers bluegrass is as strong as… Continue reading Big Country Bluegrass- Mountains, Mamas and Memories review

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Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge- Songs From the Blue Ridge review

Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge Songs From the Blue Ridge Rebel Records Unheralded bluegrass bands performing music to the highest quality abound. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountain area of Virginia and North Carolina, Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge have been performing and developing without the benefit of overbearing promotional folks and management. They are… Continue reading Mickey Galyean & Cullen’s Bridge- Songs From the Blue Ridge review

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Auldridge, Bennett, & Gaudreau- Blue Lonesome Wind review

From the extensive if not valued Fervor Coulee Archive: Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau- Blue Lonesome Wind (Rebel REB-CD-1768) 44:44 Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau inhabit that frequently uncomfortable place between retro- traditionalism and artistic experimentation; with Blue Lonesome Wind, their sophomore effort, ABG has achieved a melding of musical alchemy which should satisfy fans of all… Continue reading Auldridge, Bennett, & Gaudreau- Blue Lonesome Wind review

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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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High Fidelity- Hills and Home review

High Fidelity Hills and Home Rebel Records Every decade or so, Rebel Records signs a performer with limited national presence and assists them in ascending the bluegrass ladder: Steep Canyon Rangers; Chris Jones; Lonesome River Band; Lost & Found; Cliff Waldron… This time out, that band is High Fidelity. High Fidelity’s second album, Hills and… Continue reading High Fidelity- Hills and Home review

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