Eliza Gilkyson- Secularia review

Eliza Gilkyson Secularia Red House Records Eliza Gilkyson has been making incredible music since long before I bumped into her with the release of Lost and Found sixteen years ago. Like Mary Chapin Carpenter (without the long-ago popular acclaim), Shawn Colvin (without the hit, and who duets on the engaging “Conservation,” a song built upon… Continue reading Eliza Gilkyson- Secularia review

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Special Consensus & Eliza Gilkyson reviews

It has been a busy week here in the Fervor Coulee bunker, and the fruit of that labour has been posted over at the Lonesome Road Review in the form of two reviews. First up is my review of the new Special Consensus album, abluegrass tribute to John Denver. Also up is my review of… Continue reading Special Consensus & Eliza Gilkyson reviews

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Meg Hutchinson- A bold adjustment, new album

Red House recoding artist Meg Hutchinson has released a video in advance of her new album Beyond That. “Only Just Begun” marks a decided and bold adjustment to what we’ve come to expect from the very talented songwriter and vocalist. I wrote about her last album The Living Side three years ago. I’m posting a link… Continue reading Meg Hutchinson- A bold adjustment, new album

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Dale Watson- El Rancho Azul review

I’ve been going through a heavy Dale Watson phase recently; almost every day this month I’ve had a dose of the Texan’s music. I’ve written about him before, including upon the release of The Sun Sessions, his first Red House album. Long a favourite, Watson hasn’t disappointed to date. Whether singing honky tonk originals, neo-western swing, Memphis-Sun… Continue reading Dale Watson- El Rancho Azul review

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Robin & Linda Williams- These Old Dark Hills review

Sorry for the delay on this one…thought it had been posted. Robin & Linda Williams These Old Dark Hills Red House Records Reviewed by Donald Teplyske Robin & Linda Williams have been creating folk-based, country-leaning music for parts of five decades, and as the long-married duo approach their 40th anniversary of recording in 2015 they… Continue reading Robin & Linda Williams- These Old Dark Hills review

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Drew Nelson- Tilt-a-Whirt review

Drew Nelson Tilt-a-Whirl Red House Records The world is full of singers we’ve never heard. One of the most recent to come my way is Michigan’s Drew Nelson. Like hundreds of other under-heard songwriters, Drew Nelson has been playing the clubs and festivals for years. Signed now to influential independent Red House, Nelson’s blend of… Continue reading Drew Nelson- Tilt-a-Whirt review

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Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer- Little Blue Egg

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Little Blue Egg Red House Records When Dave Carter unexpectedly died in 2002, the folk world lost a great, under-heard songwriter and singer. Since then, Tracy Grammer has quietly kept his songs and spirit alive. Theirs was an evolving musical partnership, with Grammer assuming more responsibility as time passed. Carter’s… Continue reading Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer- Little Blue Egg

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