Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#31-#40, pt. 2/5)

When considering inclusion on this list, I weighed the album’s positioning on my annual lists, how frequently I continue to listen to the recording, its impact on me—has it influenced me down a path of listening— and how enjoyable I continue to find the music. The final element is most important: can I listen to… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of the Decade, 2010-2019 (#31-#40, pt. 2/5)

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

At the end of each year, writers and broadcasters get to indulge themselves and—one hopes—their readers and listeners with their judgements on the year past. I’ve spent substantial time reviewing the roots/Americana/whatever you want to call them, if they are on the No Depression list I might have considered them, and even if they aren’t… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Albums of 2016

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013

These types of lists are fairly self-indulgent, but most things we do seem to be. What the heck, then? I am fairly confident in my choices this year- I created lists as the months passed, and have considered well in excess of a hundred albums for placement.  Here then are my favourite roots music albums… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Music Albums of 2013

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The Best of Bluegrass, Autumn 2013

Over at Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted a piece including my reflections on some of the finest albums to be released these last couple months. http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=978 will get you there. Let’s see: I touch on albums released by Alan Jackson, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Si Kahn, Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman,… Continue reading The Best of Bluegrass, Autumn 2013

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25 Albums I’m Really Glad I Listened To This Summer- Part 2

Continuing the journey… Pale Imperfect Diamond Cedar Hill Refugees (Effigy Records, 2009) I can’t say John Carter Cash’s production decisions do a lot for me, but on this disc- which brings the musical influences of Uzbekistan to Nashville- he and Jack Clift get it pretty much right. Jadoo is the name of the Uzbek band… Continue reading 25 Albums I’m Really Glad I Listened To This Summer- Part 2

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