Dale Watson & the Texas Two Videos

New from Dale Watson is The Sun Sessions, a rocking little album inspired by the 50s rock and roll and country that made the Memphis studio famous. http://youtu.be/o1V0PHD_StE, http://youtu.be/ljmULpS93Fw, and http://youtu.be/EnyYwdFQJgk are among the many videos from the project posted on YouTube. They don’t come much cooler than Dale Watson and The Sun Sessions provide ample… Continue reading Dale Watson & the Texas Two Videos

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Roots music column, September 23 Ray Bonneville review

In my Roots Music column published today in the Red Deer Advocate, I advance many local roots events- including appearances by Bill Bourne, Gary Fjelljaard, Katy Moffatt & Andrew Hardin, and The Spinney Brothers- and review the new album from Ray Bonneville, Bad Man’s Blood. I’ve also added a 2003 Bonneville review from the achives. Thanks to… Continue reading Roots music column, September 23 Ray Bonneville review

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Eliza Gilkyson- Roses at the End of Time

Eliza Gilkyson Roses at the End of Time Red House Records I fell for Eliza Gilkyson’s voice, music, and outlook some years ago shortly after really hearing her for the first time. Land of Milk and Honey was an album I became absolutely enamoured with and I continue to consider “The Ballad of Yvonne Johnson”… Continue reading Eliza Gilkyson- Roses at the End of Time

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Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin reviews

Carrie Elkin Call It My Garden and Danny Schmidt Man of Many Moons both Red House Records [FYI- I rewrote the Elkin portion of the review for Country Standard Time, and the edited version of that is up at http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=4657%5D An Austin-based couple, Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin have each just released an outstanding album… Continue reading Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin reviews

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Red Horse- Red Horse

When I opened the envelope this album arrived within a couple months back, I took one look at the cover- before reading the names or anything else- and thought, ‘Why is Red House sending me a Tom Russell album?” Of course, they weren’t but the painting gracing the cover immediately revealed itself to me as a Russell; his distinctive use… Continue reading Red Horse- Red Horse

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Ruth Moody- The Garden

In this week’s column I was pleased to feature Ruth Moody’s new album The Garden. A member of the Wailin’ Jennys, Moody has much to offer. Thanks for visiting Fervor Coulee, Donald Roots Music Column, originally published August 20, 2010 in the Red Deer Advocate Ruth Moody The Garden Red House Records A founding and… Continue reading Ruth Moody- The Garden

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Pieta Brown review

My review of Pieta Brown’s new album is up at Lonesome Road Review, one of my favourite sites for all things roots. I hadn’t spent very much time listening to Brown prior to receiving this one, but I’ve delved into the shelf since and am becoming a fan. It is one of the more impressive… Continue reading Pieta Brown review

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Meg Hutchinson- The Living Side

Meg Hutchinson The Living Side Red House Records For Meg Hutchinson, no matter how tough things get, it is always better on the living side. Meg Hutchinson writes like Joni Mitchell used to and Springsteen still does, and she sings like an Americana godsend. From the opening lines of this intense, lyrical album- “Train whistling… Continue reading Meg Hutchinson- The Living Side

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Cliff Eberhardt & The Wooden Sky Reviews

Originally published in The Red Deer Advocate, October 3, 2009 Cliff Eberhardt 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions Red House Records  The folk roots world is full of singers and musicians many are unlikely to encounter and yet who inspire such devotion from followers that they maintain a fruitful career far from the spotlight. Lucy… Continue reading Cliff Eberhardt & The Wooden Sky Reviews

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